Your Move Hinckley Local Area Guide

How is the Hinckley property market performing?

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Average property price in Hinckley

£287,136
+11.6%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Hinckley covers.
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Average rental price in Hinckley

£951
pcm
+23.5%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Hinckley in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Hinckley?

Hinckley, birthplace of the Hansom cab, built in 1834 Londons original black cab. For the last three centuries Hinckley has led the worlds Hosiery Manufacturing. Today Hinckley is home to a well-established creative and technology community with designers, illustrators, artists and photographers taking up residence in the town, particularly in converted buildings such as the renovated Atkins Building (formerly Atkins Hosiery, also home to the Hinckley Times newspaper).  A short distance away is the historical village of Market Bosworth famous for the 1485 battle of Bosworth the victor of which Henry Tudor would give rise to the Tudor dynasty when he was crowned in the nearby village of Stoke Golding at the aptly named crown hill. Home to one of the most popular 17th century poets John Cleveland after whom the local secondary college is named.

Employment and Career opportunities are widespread in a number of industries in and around Hinckley with all job levels catered for. Hinckley is just 4 miles from the geographical centre of the country and is positioned in the very centre of the most important road network in the country i.e between the M1, M6, M69 and M42 This means its ideal for commuters and naturally has benefited from the obvious draw this creates for any business involved with distribution.

A new leisure centre has opened in the town centre as well as having Green Flag award winning local parks. We have fantastic conservation areas, heritage sites and countryside walks. A predominantly rural area with some very picturesque villages surrounded by rolling countryside and imbued with a wealth of history.

We also have great visitor attractions, including Twycross Zoo, The Battle of Bosworth Site in Sutton Cheney, Shackerstone Railway and Mallory Park Racing Circuit.

Long famous for its 700 year old national award winning market and annual ‘Tin Hat’ Fun Fair, as well as a thriving town centre and events programme including Feast Hinckley, Town Centre Run, Christmas Lights Switch on and The Soap Box Derby. In fact the question really should be Why not move to Hinckley?

 

Location

Situated at the very heart of England on the border of the East and West Midlands, ideally located between Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham, with excellent national transport links and Train and Bus Station. Hinckley and Bosworth has a very low unemployment rate of just 3% and with the schools in the area rated Good or Outstanding with Grades 5% above the national average for all Schools in England this is a great place to raise a family.

 

History and sport

Home to many successful sports stars including Manu Tuilagi who moved to the area when he was younger and attended John Cleveland College where he helped his school side win the Daily Mail Cup at Twickenham. He then went on to play for Leicester Tigers, England and the British Lions. Dean Richards is another Leicester Tigers and England Legend. The Hinckley Policeman and part-time player made 314 appearances for Tigers and 48 for England and became England Captain before going on to coach Leicester Grenoble, Harlequins and now Newcastle Falcons. For those looking for sport activities in the local area a number of options exist here's from golf right through to motor sport for instance.

 

Development

A popular residential area, there is a range of property types in Hinckley. From wonderful Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and the ever popular post war double bayed properties right through to a wealth of modern and new homes are abundant in the thriving Hinckley and surrounding area.

 

Restaurants and shopping

There is a mix of shopping in the centre with the high street chains such as Dorothy Perkins, New Look and Sainsburys along side boutique shops such as Swag Box and Marmalade Meringue as well as butchers, Grocers and bakeries. A visit to Hinckley and the nearby villages will certainly add to your favourite places to eat as it has some marvelous eateries including the Old Black horse Inn, Dixie Arms and Softleys in Market Bosworth, The Horse and Jockey at Congerstone, Little India in Peckleton, Ashfields in Earl Shilton as well as The Blue Pig in Wolvey and the Crab and Cow in Leire plus many more besides. Whether it's dining out at a delicious restaurant, calling into a cosy pub for a hearty lunch, or relaxing in a quaint cafe or tearoom, it's all on the menu in Hinckley.

 

The local market

The Hinckley property market offers a broad range of property styles from terrace houses to country properties within the nearby villages. Over the last few years the area has seen significant rises in house prices due to its convenient and central location which has fueled significant investment in the local area. Taking into account the demand within the local area we have seen property prices increasing year on year for the past 10 years and we would recommend registering with us so we can ensure you don't miss out on your dream home and location.