Oadby House Removals
Oadby is very similar to nearby Wigston; located just outside of Leicester and made up of five wards. It is a very popular residential area and has a diverse population, with people of different ethnicities and religions. Living in Oadby suits individuals, couples, families, and retirees as there is simply properties, amenities, schools, and attractions to suit everybody.
The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 12 minutes away from Oadby, in Leicester. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Moving to Oadby
The town has a mixture of properties, from Edwardian houses to purpose-built apartment blocks. There is also a high number of students living in Oadby who attend the University of Leicester, but there is still very much a village feel to the area.
Until the 19th century, Oadby was a small settlement. However, it became a popular place to live for businessmen who manufactured shoes and hosiery. For this reason, there are a number of impressive houses built in vast amounts of land. There are also some impressive period properties on Stoughton Road, with one dating back to 1909.
The biggest seller in Oadby is detached properties, however there are a number of rental opportunities too. Detached homes tend to sell upwards of £350,000, with semis hovering around £160,000 and flats, £123,000. On average, buying a house in Oadby will set buyers back £245,000. This is similar to nearby Stoneygate, but more expensive than Wisgton and Knighton.
Schools in Oadby
There are some excellent primary schools in and around Oadby but the most highly rated is Leicester High School for Girls. Not only does it cater to primary age, but also all the way through to 18. It is an independent school with less than 500 pupils and it is renowned for its high attainment.
Parents living in Oadby will be pleased to know they are located in the catchment area for the popular Beauchamp College which caters to children aged 14 to 18. It is the best school in Oadby and rated ‘outstanding’ across the board by Ofsted. 91% of students who attend Beauchamp go on to study at university.
Oadby benefits from being involved in a learning partnership, which encapsulates 11 primary and secondary schools, many of which are academies, and eight are located in Oadby.
Transport Links Oadby
Oadby sits on the A6, which provides a three-mile drive straight in to Leicester, as well as fantastic access to the city’s ring road link to the M1 and M69. Large towns and cities such as Nottingham, Loughborough, Birmingham, Coventry, Peterborough, and Northampton are all under 1 hours’ drive away in good traffic.
The nearest train station to Oadby is South Wigston (2 miles) but, due to a limited service, many hop on a bus to Leicester railway station. Trains run directly to London St Pancras International in 1 hour 6 minutes, as well as Sheffield (58 minutes), Nottingham (30 minutes), and Loughborough (22 minutes).
Due to Oadby having no train station, there is an extensive bus network in place, with particular emphasis on getting passengers to either South Wigston or Leicester railway stations.