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Top places to live in Leicestershire & Rutland Clarendon Park

If you want to hang out with the cool kids, there's no better spot. A hub for professionals, young families and students, it's an upbeat part of the city thriving with local indie shops, bars and lively eateries. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.


Clarry Park has a cool, relaxed community vibe. Roads are filled with Victorian terraced houses but it’s all about location here and what was once a grubby area of the city has definitely polished itself up. The local high street is buzzing with bars and restaurants and is a great place for young professionals who still want to be close to the city centre. 


The Tiny Bakery is great for coffee but if it’s tasty and healthy grub you’re after, make a beeline for Grounded Kitchen where you can enjoy delicious and healthy Korean-inspired Buddha bowls. Lively and colourful, Barceloneta serves great tapas and has been running successfully since 1990. For pizza, Halcyon Kitchen is a firm favourite and the kids will love it too.


Mooch around lifestyle store, Northern Cobbler while you enjoy a flat white. To support and shop local, The Allotment is the place to get fresh fruit and veg (they also do online boxes). Don’t miss the colourful florals and perky plants over at The Bloom Project. It’s one of our favourite places to go for beautiful blooms!


Victoria Park – complete with skate park and adventure playground – is within walking distance and really comes alive during the Leicester Caribbean Carnival weekend in August. It’s also where the Big 90’s Festival is taking place this October. Then there’s the National Space Centre, Leicester Cathedral and the King Richard III Visitor Centre all which are a few minutes drive.


Around £248,396 for a terraced and semi-detached properties sold for an average of £269,750, with flats fetching £167,868.


View the nearby house and gallery here


Independent co-ed, Brooke House College is a great choice – it’s small but has a very big heart with a mix of international students and also offers boarding. Leicester High School for Girls is nearby as is Stoneygate School. State-funded college, Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College (known by locals as QE) is a short drive towards the city centre.


The city’s famous playwright, Joe Orton, lived in the area in the 1930s.


Most people who live in the area work in Leicester too but if you’re required in London, it’s 102 miles away. It’s less than an hour direct into Kings Cross St Pancras but you’ll need to get to Leicester station which is around a 15-minute drive . An annual season train ticket is just under £10,000. Driving to London takes at least two hours.

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