The sought after town of Blaby, in the heart of Leicestershire, is located close to the M1. With Leicester just 5 miles away, you have the advantage of living in a small town whilst only being a 15 minute drive in to the city.
If you are a keen foodie Steak and Lounge is a very popular restaurant to eat and relax, alternatively award winning Crafty Burger on St. Martin’s Walk has a bar and outdoor seating or if you are looking for something a little fancier, then multi award winning The White Peacock on King Street would be worth a visit. Additionally many of the surrounding areas have some great country pubs which prove popular with the locals.
Nearby Fosse Park, is one of the UK’s largest out of town shopping parks and has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. There is free parking and a variety of high street names including Marks & Spencer, Next, Boots and Argos. Conveniently positioned at just half a mile off junction 21 on the M1.
There are two big employers in the area; Santander and Next, both of which have located their headquarters in the county. In addition to this Meridian Business Park is another draw for employment. If you’re wishing to commute there are some excellent transport links to surrounding cities, London being a 2 hour drive and Birmingham just shy of an hour on a clear run.
If you are a new parent to the area, Badgerbrook Primary has an excellent reputation; they pride themselves on being an inclusive school, celebrating diversity and were rated outstanding in their last Ofsted inspection. In terms of further education, Countesthorpe Leysland Community College also has a very good reputation and many students go on to university, including Cambridge and Oxford.
Historically Blaby is not a well-known rental area as it is a top owner occupier region. However as soon as properties do become available, they are let very quickly. If you are in the market for purchasing a property, there are lots more choices available. Typically, a 2 bedroom mid-terraced house would sit around the £170,000 mark. The Your Move Blaby branch have a variety of homes available including detached properties which can fetch up to £500,000. The team have a vast amount of local knowledge and are only a telephone call away, alternatively if you are passing by, pop into the branch where any one of the friendly team will be happy to assist you with your housing requirements.
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