A bustling university town in Leicestershire with a traditional market square, Loughborough has a rural feel due to being surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty. Loughborough has always been a sought after location, particularly with families. The local schools have an extremely high reputation and, when people move to Loughborough, they tend to lay down roots.
Moving to Loughborough
Rent prices start at £400 pcm in Loughborough, for a one-bed flat around the town centre, with great access to the train station. There are a number of apartment blocks that cater specifically to students, and many buy-to-let investors snap these properties up. Small two-bed terraced homes start at £515 pcm, rising to prices over £550 pcm for a family size terraced property. Family semis start at £600 pcm and detached homes, £825.
If you are looking to buy in Loughborough, detached family homes with 3+ bedrooms start at £175,000 and escalate to just shy of £1 million for incredible five-bed contemporary residences and palatial period homes. Family semis tend to fall between £125,000 and £315,000. Small terraced homes with two-bedrooms (ideal for first time buyers) can be snapped up for as little as £80,000, with the bigger family sized properties coming in at £100,000. Many of the flats and apartments in Loughborough are shared ownership, with prices for these starting at £57,000. One and two bedroom flats have asking prices of £65,000 and above.
The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 25 minutes away from Loughborough, in Leicester. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Schools in Loughborough
The most famous educational facility in Loughborough is undoubtedly Loughborough University. It is ranked highly for engineering and technology courses, but is most well-known for its sports-related courses and achievements. Many Olympic athletes utilise the sports facilities at Loughborough University and notable alumni include wheelchair racer Tanni Grey-Thompson, Sebastian Coe, Team GB 100-meter sprinter James Dasalou, and retired long distance runner Paula Radcliffe.
There are some fantastic primary schools in Loughborough. However, the holy trinity are Willoughby, Swithland St Leonard’s, and Booth Wood. All three schools have been ranked ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Other ‘good’ schools include Costock, Woodhouse Eaves, and Wymeswold.
Secondary schools are not as strong in Loughborough, but Maplewell Hall is ‘good with some outstanding features’ and Hind Leys Community College is ranked ‘good’ overall.
Transport Links Loughborough
Commuters flock to Loughborough for its fantastic travel connections. It is ideally positioned for easy access to Leicester, Derby, and Nottingham via the A46 and Junction 23 of the M1 motorway.
Loughborough train station can get commuters to London St Pancras International in 1 hour 17 minutes and nearby Nottingham in 20 minutes. Leicester is just a 10-minute journey and other destinations include Derby (23 minutes) and Sheffield (1 hour 1 minute).
Frequent business flyers will be pleased to know that East Midlands Airport is under a 20-minute drive away from Loughborough. Destinations include locations through the UK and Europe, as well as far flung exotic countries such as Barbados, Cancun, and Hurghada.