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* Statistics highlighted above are correct as of January 2023 according to Home.co.uk

Living in Leicester

the UK’s tenth-biggest city

Is Living In Leicester Worth It?

Leicester is an up-and-coming city that is growing larger by the day. Boasting museums, restaurants, parks, bars, cafes, cinemas, theatres and a space centre, Leicester has enough to offer to keep anyone interested. 


Home to Leicester City football club and Leicester Tiger rugby club, there is no shortage of teams to support. 


But it’s not all about sport. Whilst the football club is synonymous with the city, there are plenty of other hidden gems which Leicester has on offer. The national space centre is located in Leicester and is a totally unique tourist attraction, unlike anything else in the UK There you can find rockets and pieces of the moon, amongst other cool space-themed artefacts. 


We will help sell your Leicester property in as little as 28 days.

Which Area Of Leicester Is Best To Live In?

Leicester is a city with plenty of amenities for everyone, whether they are a student, family, professional or first time buyer. With plenty of brilliants spots in the city to live, we have highlighted some of the best areas of Leicester to live in.

Stoneygate is a leafy suburb located less than 2 miles from the city centre and mixes green spaces with city life, giving you the best of both country and city life. Stoneygate is in close proximity to Knighton Park and Victoria Park as well as the University of Leicester and Leicester General Hospital. 


However, that is not all that Stoneygate has to offer, with a great selection of schools in the area it is popular with families, as well as boasting other amenities such as many bustling retail areas and a brilliant selection of artisan eateries. 


According to data from Rightmove, over the last year, Stoneygate properties sold for an average price of £850,000. The most popular property type sold were semi-detached properties which sold for an average price of £860,000. Semi-detached properties fetched an average price of £840,000.

If you travel around three miles of east of Leicester city centre, you will find the former village turned city suburb of Evington.  The area is packed with parks, cafes, shops, and schools, and is a speedy 12-minute journey to the city centre.


According to data from Rightmove, over the last year in Evington, properties sold for an overall average price of £268,290. The most popular property type sold was terraced properties, which fetched an average price of £241,305. Semi-detached properties in Evington sold for £304,071 and flats sold for an average of £162,028.

Where Is The Safest Place To Live In Leicester UK?

It’s important to feel safe where you live. Leicester has a reputation as a safe city, with plenty of green spaces, busy shops, cafes, and restaurants on offer. 


Below we have selected some of the safest places to live in Leicester:

Located towards the south west, Braunstone is a popular town with families thanks to its multitude of green spaces, cafes and schools. With roots dating all the way back to the Doomsday Book, and great transport links, Braunstone Park has a lot to offer its residents. 


Over the last year, Braunstone Town properties sold for an average price of £248,312, according to data from Rightmove. The most popular property type sold were semi-detached properties, which sold for an average price of £241,486. Braunstone Town detached properties sold for £298,439 and terraced properties sold for an average price of £222,550. 

Oadby can be found 3 miles southeast of Leicester and is incredibly popular with both commuters and families due to its great transport links and wide variety of schools. 


An average Oadby property is slightly more costly, fetching an average of £351,810, according to data from Rightmove. 


With a vast array of green outdoor spaces to choose from, such as the 67-acre Brocks Hill County Park, a busy high street and close proximity to the city centre is a popular choice for all.

What Areas Are Up And Coming In Leicester?

As an up-and-coming city itself, Leicester is spoiled for choice when it comes to up-and-coming areas. Below are some of the most areas in Leicester:

Located around 2 miles southeast of the city centre, Claredon Park is an area popular with professionals, families, and students.  

Bursting with local amenities such as spacious green spaces, music venues, and independent shops and bars as well as excellent transport links into the city, it is easy to see why Claredon Park is such an up-and-coming area.

Over the last year, the average price of a Claredon Park property was £287,009, according to Rightmove. The most popular type of property sold in Claredon Park were terraced properties, which sold for an average price of £272,674. Clarendon Park flats sold for an average price of £175,972 and semi-detached properties sold for an average of £328,057.

Syston is a small town located around 6 miles north of Leicester city centre, boasting great transport links to not only the city centre, but also Loughborough, Nottingham, and Lincoln. 


Complete with a busy high street full of shops, bars, and eateries, as well as a cricket club, a leisure centre, and various parks, Syston is becoming an increasingly popular area with people of all ages. 


According to data from Rightmove, over the last year, properties in Syston sold for an overall average price of £360,000. Overall, sold prices in Syston were down 4% on the previous year and 33% down on the 2020 peak of £540,667.

Is It Worth Buying Property In Leicester?

Absolutely! Over the last year, Leicester properties had an average sold price of £270,262, according to data by Rightmove. The most popular property type sold were semi-detached properties which sold for an average price of £262,546. Terraced properties in Leicester fetched around £219,461, and detached properties sold for an average price of £409,844.

Are House Prices Falling In Leicester?

Whilst house prices are falling across the country, data from Rightmove shows that house prices in Leicester were up 2% on the previous year and were 10% up on the 2020 peak of £246,066.

Is It A Good Time To Buy In Leicester?

There’s no time like the present! Leicester is an up-and-coming city, with plenty to brag about from its award-winning space centre, outdoor green spaces, cinemas, bars, restaurants, and more! 


It is a city with something for everyone, suited to families, students, young couples, and professionals alike!

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Sell Property In Leicester – Estate Agents Leicester

With other estate agents in Leicester, you can end up being charged extra additional costs and estate agent fees. Another issue you can face with other Leicester property agents is that they may overvalue your property and leave you with a lower profit than originally promised. Our service will always be clear and transparent with you, letting you know an accurate asking price.

Data correct as of December 2022 according to TrustPilot, GetAgent, and Company websites. 

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This is based on the average house price in Leicester of £270,262. High street agents typically charge 1.5% but our service is completely free – we just work a little differently.

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Meet the Leicester team

Jess is our Sales Team Manager who oversees all things ‘The Property Selling Company’ — from buying to selling; Jess is our port of call! She is always on the ball and loves a good laugh.

She has flourished and progressed through our ranks from admin girl to the Sales Team Manager. Her role, as she puts it so gracefully, is to “keep the rowdy bunch in check!” — overlooking and keeping track of the entire team and ensuring you are looked after.

Scott is our Sales Team Leader who deals with the sales team and will ensure that the best customer service is upheld and that you are kept happy whether you are selling or buying with us.


Scott has over three years of experience in the property industry and worked his way up our ranks from Property Consultant to Sales Team Leader. You’ll find him at home with family or kicking a football when he’s not in the office.


Jordan is our Property Buying Consultant who is constantly on the phone talking to vendors and potential buyers to find the perfect route to market and sell your property. Jordan has almost six years of experience working with us, and he will always keep in contact with you — he is always available to answer any questions.


Jordan is a devoted football fan, supporting Sheffield Wednesday. He loves going to the gym and spending time with his friends.


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Sold House

House sold for: over £595,000


Time to complete: 8 weeks

House sold for: over £595,000


8 weeks

Fantastic process,

no issues,

no problems.

Amjid Hussain

5 star review