Preparing for house removals when moving to Leicester or Leicestershire

Moving to Leicester, Leicestershire, to get the kids into a better catchment area and school, for work, a better life or just to be near to family. We have created the ultimate guide for house removals when moving to Leicester, which provides expert advice to our readers and clients, that are in the process of arranging a house removals when moving to Leicester.

This removal guide gives you a true insight into what it is like to

  • Move to Leicester
  • Preparing for moving to Leicester
  • Living in Leicester
  • The night life of Leicester
  • House prices in Leicester
  • The schools and colleges of Leicester
  • Popular towns and villages in Leicester

Moving to Leicester or Leicestershire

Leicester is a city in the heart of the United Kingdom. The city is based in the East Midlands and has quick links, to other major cities on the outskirts Leicestershire, 30-50 miles or so. These cities include Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln and Northampton. Leicester is located on the M1 Motorway, Junction 21 which is the main route, although there are various other routes into the city.

Leicester has the best rated schools and 2 of the best universities in the UK. This attracts 1000’s of students each year. The community in Leicester city is diverse and houses people from all walks of life and from all over the world. Leicester central has history and historic buildings dating back to 160AD, 1143, 1410 some of which are still there today.

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Living in Leicester and Leicestershire

Living in Leicester city is different to, living in the Leicestershire countryside. Leicester central, is similar to living in London. But on a much smaller scale. Leicester has all the nice shops, restaurants and night clubs on your door step, to keep young couples and students happily entertained while living in the city. Where the countryside is mainly rural, but built up with little towns and villages, that are equipped with high street shop and amenities, some areas include Loughborough, Barrow Upon Sour, Melton, Market Harborough, Narborough.

If you are looking for a peaceful retirement and some where to spend the rest of your days, then Leicestershire is the best option for you. With affordable properties and the lavish countryside views, theres a home for everyone when moving to Leicestershire. Since 2008 Leicestershire has seen a massive growth, in new build development homes for sale across the region.

Places like Knighton and Clarendon Park are popular locations in Leicester central and are perfect for young families, students and local residents to live. These 2 areas are in a good catchment area, have some of the best primary schools and are perfect investment opportunities for families and first time buyers moving to central Leicester. Although there are other locations further afield like Evington, Syston, Oadby, Birstall and Aylestone, which is also a popular area for first time home buyers, as it has quality homes and affordable pricing.

The night life in Leicester and Leicestershire

The night life in Leicester is busy, bustling one. Not at the moment though, as we are all faced with a lock down starting 2021. However the city has a massive range of restaurants, clubs and shops. We have asian, Turkish, Caribbean and British restaurants available in Leicester, selling traditional foods from all over the world. People that live in the Leicestershire towns and villages, have access to shops, clubs, pubs, parks and land marks. Overall, if its a fun night out you are looking for, moving to Leicester or Leicestershire ticks the boxes.

If you are looking for a peaceful retirement and some where to spend the rest of your days, then Leicestershire is the best option for you. With affordable properties and the lavish countryside views, theres a home for everyone when moving to Leicestershire. Since 2008 Leicestershire has seen a massive growth, in new build development homes for sale across the region.

Places like Knighton and Clarendon Park are popular locations in Leicester central and are perfect for young families, students and local residents to live. These 2 areas are in a good catchment area, have some of the best primary schools and are perfect investment opportunities for families and first time buyers moving to central Leicester. Although there are other locations further afield like Evington, Syston, Oadby, Birstall and Aylestone, which is also a popular area for first time home buyers, as it has quality homes and affordable pricing.

The average house prices when buying a home in Leicester or Leicestershire

House prices in Leicester vary dramatically from each other, depending on where you are living in the city our countryside. Below we have listed some popular locations, to give you an idea of how much it costs to buy a house in Leicester or Leicestershire, when moving to the city. These are figures from the HM Land Registry.

  • Buying a house in Leicester – Avg price – £183,561
  • Moving to a home in Bladby – Avg – £232,629
  • Relocating to the Charnwood District – Avg – £225,307
  • Choosing to live in the Harborough District – Avg – £295,362
  • Looking for your new home in Oadby and Wigston – Avg price – £226,805
  • Purchasing your home in Melton – Avg – £211,383
  • Thinking of buying in Hinckley and Bosworth – Avg – £222,197
  • Looking at North West Leicestershire – Avg – £218,227

From the above prices and locations. House prices are a lot cheaper to buy when moving within central Leicester. As you start to look further afield for your home, ie more rural and countryside. The house prices will increase slightly. If you are hoping to move to any other above locations. We would strongly advice that you do your research on your new home, the area and it surroundings prior to moving to that location

If you are looking for a peaceful retirement and some where to spend the rest of your days, then Leicestershire is the best option for you. With affordable properties and the lavish countryside views, theres a home for everyone when moving to Leicestershire. Since 2008 Leicestershire has seen a massive growth, in new build development homes for sale across the region.

Places like Knighton and Clarendon Park are popular locations in Leicester central and are perfect for young families, students and local residents to live. These 2 areas are in a good catchment area, have some of the best primary schools and are perfect investment opportunities for families and first time buyers moving to central Leicester. Although there are other locations further afield like Evington, Syston, Oadby, Birstall and Aylestone, which is also a popular area for first time home buyers, as it has quality homes and affordable pricing.

The best schools and colleges in Leicester

Leicester its self has many top schools, colleges and universities. This is one of Leicester’s main sources for attracting many people to the city. People dream of attending 2 of Leicester’s best universities (DMU) De Montfort University and the University of Leicester, A leading UK University. Below we have listed, some of the best rated schools and colleges for you to choose from.

The best locations to live in Leicester and Leicestershire

Below you will find a list of the popular areas that Leicester and Leicestershire has to offer. If moving from any of the areas listed simply get in touch.

Oadby, Wigston & Thurnby

Thurmaston, Syston & Scraptoft

Glen Parva, Enderby & Cosby

Glenfield, Groby & Anstey

Market Bosworth & Desford

Market Harborough, Kibworth & Fleckney

Sharnford & Earl Shilton

Loughborough & Charnwood

Mountsorrel & Rothley

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The ultimate checklist for house removals when moving to Leicester

Moving house. You will want to make sure everything goes smoothly on your removals day. Below is a removal checklist, to help you to prepare your items and furniture in time for your removals day.

Arranging Your Move

  • Locate a house removals company to complete your move
  • Request a free home survey, inventory and removals quotation
  • Decide what removal services you need and how much help you think you will need with the move
  • Arrange for childminder for your children and for pets to be kept out of the way on removals day
  • Liaise with your solicitor and estate agents, as to what time the new house keys will be released
  • Notify your service providers, Royal Mail, British Gas, E.ON and Severn Trent Water of you move

Packing Tips

  • Start packing belongings at least 4 weeks prior to moving home
  • Buy removal boxes, bubble wrap, tissue wrapping paper, tape, and other specialist materials you may need. Like wardrobe boxes or floor protection
  • Only pack your items into double wall house removal boxes when moving home
  • Pack any item smaller than a microwave into a removal box
  • Pack books and other heavy items into small boxes and light items into large boxes
  • Use Mattress and sofa protectors to stop items getting dirty
  • Purchase tv boxes and foam wrap, especially if you have a large tv

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