Thinking of moving to Leicester? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Leicester has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1.65 million
- Average house price in Leicester: £181,576
- Cheapest property: 1 bedroom flat £45,000.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- Voted one of the UK’s best cities to do business with and bring up your family
- The Eurostat regional yearbook 2015 classifies Leicester as one of country's eleven 'Greater Cities'
- There is a real opportunity for capital growth - overall sold prices in Leicester over the last year were 6% up on the previous year.
- Engineering is an important part of the economy of Leicester with many prolific companies there
- The City of Leicester is undergoing a huge transformation after an investment of £3 billion and over a decade of intensive regeneration
- There is a wide choice of shops and restaurants plus a modern cinema complex at the £350 million Highcross Centre
- Leicester City Council encourage new business and business growth with a number of schemes offering loans and grants.
Location and Transport 🚌
- East Midlands and Birmingham airports are within close reach of the city
- Leicester railway station has rapid connections to Lille, Brussels and Paris onwards via London St. Pancras International station
- London’s West End can be reached by rail and tube in just under 1.30 hours
- Leicester sits near the M1, the M69 motorway/A46 corridor linking to the A1 and M6 motorway at Newark-on-Trent and Coventry respectively, and the M42 motorway.
- Leicester has two universities - the University of Leicester and De Montfort University
- Currently there are 447 schools in the area, including academies, Catholic, independent and Church of England schools
- Leicester offers a mix ofGrade I listed buildings, monuments, parks and historic buildings
- The National Space Centre in Leicester attracts lots of visitors
- The city hosts an annual Pride Parade, the largest Caribbean Carnival outside London, the biggest comedy festival in the UK and the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India.
Finally, did you know …
- In 1841, travel agent Thomas Cook organised his first package tour, a trip by train for temperance supporters from Leicester to Loughborough
- Football favourite Gary Lineker’s family used to have a stall on Leicester Market for many years
- The city is the home of the ‘chisit’ – a nickname given to the people of Leicester, because of the phrase “How much is it?” – which in the Leicester accent sounds like “I’m a chisit”.