Leicestershire

Leicestershire is a county in the East Midlands region of England. It borders Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. Centred around Leicester, an important economic and cultural centre for the East Midlands, Leicestershire offers an enticing combination of countryside and metropolitan living. The county is also known as “The Garden of England,” due to its abundance of orchards and market gardens and is the birthplace of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Darwin and George Eliot. If you’re looking for a new home, Leicestershire has a lot to offer!

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Best places to live in Leicestershire

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Areas in Leicestershire

Leicestershire is made up of the following areas: Leicester, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, Blaby District Council, and Charnwood Borough Council.

Some of the standout areas in Leicestershire include:

Leicester

The City of Leicester, more commonly known as simply “Leicester,” offers a great place for young professionals looking for affordable living within easy reach of London via train from St Pancras International Station (35 minutes). If you need some out from work or study, Leicester’s rich culture offers plenty of entertainment, such as the Curve Theatre and numerous cinemas.

Some areas in Leicester include Clarendon Park, Newtown Linford and Spinney Hills.

Loughborough

An affluent town located on the outskirts of Charnwood Forest, Loughborough is a vibrant market town with a rich cultural and sporting history. Famous for its research-led University, Loughborough is a great place to settle if you’re looking for a peaceful country living, but also want the attractions of nearby Leicester.

Lutterworth

A small market town just south of the larger town of Rugby, Lutterworth offers an excellent quality of life for its residents with great schools and community spirit as well as excellent transport links to Birmingham and London.

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Leicestershire universities 

The higher education facilities in Leicestershire include the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Loughborough.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is an international research-led university. It boasts an average of 20,000 students and has one of the highest student satisfaction rates in England.

De Montfort University

Situated near to the city centre on a green site with views across the River Soar, De Montfort University has more than 25,000 students including nearly 11,500 at its main campus in Leicester. With roots dating back to 1827, it was one of the first universities in the UK.

Loughborough University

Loughborough’s reputation for sport precedes itself; it dominated British gymnastics for many years and produced some great Olympians too! It also excels academically.

Leicester is a fantastic city with plenty on offer for students and professionals alike: it ranks highly as London’s greenest city, has one of the UK’s largest student populations outside university towns and provides world-class sports facilities.

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Top schools in Leicestershire

The best schools in Leicestershire include The Trinity Catholic School, Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College, Ellis Guilford Grammar School – all ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors. 

Population of Leicestershire

The population figure for 2020 puts the county’s total at around 1,053,486 people living in an area of 832 square miles, with the vast majority of the population living in the City of Leicester.

 

Reviews in Leicestershire

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Fabulous!

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Review Date Mar 2022

Placed in the centre of Leicester City, Queen Street offers an ease of access to the city centre.

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Fabulous historical building with a nice variety on design choices. Each area within the main building gives off a different feeling style. The facilities are fabulous and easy to access via the app, the only downside is the post room which feels unsecure.

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I wish that both buildings had a lift as those stairs can really take it out of you after a busy day! However planning permissions aren’t allowing this and it has no reflection on the building itself and everything it has to offer!

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I’ve only ever had one issue with maintenance which was my windows, they needed repairing before the last Winter and we’re only sorted after Christmas which meant we’d had to use the heating quite a lot which cost us a fair amount of money. Every other issue has been dealt with swiftly and with a smile and I understand there had been a lot of change within the office which is likely why it took a lot longer to get sorted! 🙂

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Everything is nice

Review Date Mar 2022

Local shops are near with lots of restaurants; fast food and other. Also the local shops in general are varied with public transport very good.

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Nice, clean and in a good location. Everything makes sense and it’s generally a quiet area which is easy to navigate by car and on foot. As it’s in the centre of town, everything is walking distance away. The facilities for tenants are good and although there are no lifts, the staircase is very wide.

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I can’t think of any. There really haven’t been any surprises.

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I have not had any issues and therefore had not have to deal with the landlord.

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Cozy and stylish but could be improved in areas

Review Date Feb 2022

Love the area we live in as it’s very close to everything in town. Everything is just a 5-10 mins walk away and we’re close to my partners workplace. The area feels a little bit closed off and dark at night so it can feel a little bit unsafe.

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Our apartment is very cozy and I love the addition of the inner brick wall design. The bathroom and the kitchen is a little bit small. The bathroom, living room window and bedroom all tend to gather mould and let moisture/drafts in which is quite unsafe for someone like me that has asthma. Can’t really fault the amount of facilities queen street offer though.

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We wish we knew about how badly the windows were made. The draft is irritating and the mould is dangerous.

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They haven’t responded to us at all. We received no reply whatsoever.

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Great place for living

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Review Date Feb 2022

The location is perfect, inside the cultural quarter and walking distance from city centre. Lots of great shops, restaurants and supermarkets with different prices.

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The facilities are great, with a fine pool, beautiful ounge and common kitchen and great gym and studio. The only problem is that many people do not use the app for booking the gym hours, because no one tell the new tenants about it.
The fire alarm is usually out of control and goes on at improper hours.
The maintenence guy is fantastic. Very helpful and efficient.

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The flats’ pictures in the renting apps are standard, which means that the flaat may be different from what is advertised. All the flats are fine, but this difference may cause some frustration.

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The building management has always been very helpful and did their best to resolve any issue we might have.

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