Leicester is a vibrant and multicultural city in the East Midlands. It’s the largest economy in the East Midlands and our population has boomed in recent years. Leicester is considered one of the top places to live and work in the UK and property to rent and buy is always in high demand. Leicester has a wide range of bars, restaurants, shops, markets and entertainment, it’s also one of the most multiculturally diverse cities in Europe with religious and spiritual festivals celebrated year round. Leicester has some of the best-connected train, road and public transport links connecting you to London, Birmingham, Cambridge and beyond, or you can take a train to somewhere closer to home, including Syston, South Wigston, Hinckley or Nuneaton. We also have hundreds of cycle routes to enable cyclists to travel safely through and around the city.
The Highcross is Leicester’s main shopping centre and is packed with entertainment, with more than 100 stores, restaurants, bars and a multiplex cinema, The Showcase Cinema Deluxe. The atmosphere in Leicester is always welcoming and family friendly. There are lots of historical points of reference in Leicester that demonstrates Leicester’s heritage including the British Gas Museum next door to Cadence and British Gas on Aylestone Road and New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, the many conservation areas like in Highfields and Belgrave village and the award-winning National Space Centre. In 2012, the body of King Richard III was found under a car park in the city next to the iconic Leicester Cathedral and a new visitor centre was opened close to the site to tell the impressive story of Richard III and his reign. Our favourite part of Leicester’s history is the Victorian history reflected in many areas of the city, including the slums on Hastings Road, near the city centre and the Victorian hosiery industry near Grace Road.
Leicester home to the world-famous Leicester City Football Club and Leicester Tigers and has a massive sporting culture with Loughborough University specialising in sports education. Leicester City Council and the local schools and clubs in Leicester have various initiatives that promote healthy eating and active lifestyles, including Active Leicester where you can take part in leisure swimming or other sports, including Golf at Hamilton Park Golf Club, cricket at Leicestershire & Rutland Cricket and many more.
Leicester has several high-ranking schools that are rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, including Soar Valley College, Rushey Mead Secondary School, Roundhill Academy, Leicester College, Leicester Grammar School and Fairfield Preparatory School. All of whom have above average pass rates and are recommended by Harry Alber Lettings & Estates.
So, whether you’re looking to rent or buy a home near a station, park or particular school, or you’re a landlord looking to invest in the city or looking to buy your next home in Leicester, Harry Albert Lettings & Estates can help.
Coming to work in Leicester
There are some major employers in Leicester, including IBM, LionHart Security and Showsec in the city centre on New Walk, plus three hospitals (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and the General Hospital in Evington) as well as two universities, De Montfort University and Leicester University. Leicester is also home to a thriving creative industry and many business start-ups. Many of Leicester University’s graduates stay here once they qualify, so there’s a dynamic and young population of professional tenants looking for a rental property in Leicester.
Leicester is a fast-paced, high growth economy and as a result, there are always jobs available and low unemployment. Companies are growing rapidly and new opportunities are just around the corner. Moving to or investing in Leicester is always a positive choice for landlords and tenants, as well as those looking to buy their first or next home.