New Homes in Leicestershire
Sitting in the East Midlands, Leicestershire shares a border with Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, as well as Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. From bustling cities like county town Leicester to smaller rural outposts such as Market Harborough and Barrow upon Soar, developments in Leicestershire offer lots of variety.
The same applies to the attractions and things to do across the county, whether you’re visiting the National Space Centre, climbing Beacon Hill or exploring Sence Valley Forest Park. New homes in Leicestershire have lots of potential, so take a look at what’s happening in the area below.
What is life like in Leicestershire?
From cultural draws to beautiful open countryside and a great location at the heart of England, there are many things to look forward to when you buy a house in Leicestershire.
What is there to see and do in Leicestershire?
The fascinating National Space Centre in Leicester is one of the county’s top attractions, and you could combine a visit there with seeing some of the city’s other sights, such as its castle, cathedral and abbey with its neighbouring park.
If you’re after some more space to stretch your legs then head to Brocks Hill Country Park, Bradgate Park or Attenborough Nature Reserve. From historical landmarks and wide open natural spaces to an array of local museums, leisure attractions and beauty spots, you’ll never be stuck for great ways to spend your time come rain or shine.
What is education like in Leicestershire?
There are lots of excellent schools across Leicestershire where you’ll be happy to send your kids, including the highly regarded Market Bosworth School, which is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Fellow mixed secondary, Rushey Mead School in Leicester is also outstanding, along with the city’s Beauchamp College.
If you’re looking for good primary schools in Leicester, then Whitehall Primary School and Christ the King Catholic Primary School are as good as it gets according to Ofsted. Elsewhere, Loughborough’s Holywell Primary School and Brocks Hill Primary in Oadby are also classed as outstanding.
How are the Leicestershire transport links?
With an extensive public transport network system to rely on which includes buses, trains and park and ride services, as well as accessible buses, you’ve also got East Midlands airport just to the north of the county border.
You can use the M1 which runs to the west of Leicester to get to the airport, depending on where you live, with the same motorway heading north to Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds, as well as south to Northampton, Luton and London.
What is the Leicestershire property scene like?
With hotspots like Leicester outstripping the national average in house price rises, Leicestershire’s property market has seen some excellent growth in recent years. An array of 2, 3, 4 bedroom homes you can find in developments just over outside Leicester city centre and off Somerset Avenue are certainly helping to drive property prices.
Whether this sounds like the investment for you, or you’d rather put your money into a 1 bed apartment in the Lubbesthorpe area or a 4 bed family home surrounded by open countryside just outside Coalville, you could make your money go further with offers like Movemaker and Part Exchange. Whether you’re looking for your first home or a new home for your growing family, our East Midlands property guide is here to help.
New Homes Offers & Schemes in Leicestershire
If you’re a first-time buyer, you could take advantage of the Home Reach scheme; you can buy a share of your dream Barratt home and pay an affordable monthly rent on the remaining share. Second-time buyers can apply for the Movemaker and Part Exchange schemes. We’ll help you sell your current home and pay your estate agent fees.
Browse our new homes in Leicestershire below and start your homebuying journey today.