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The best places to live in Leicestershire

Traditional market towns, a buzzing city and miles of rolling countryside, Leicestershire has the best of both worlds, plus its slap bang in the centre of England making it a great commuter hub.


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oadby pub leicestershire


Love the city but want some gorgeous green space for the family and great schools? Oadby could be the place for you.

Market Harborough leicestershire

Market Harborough

Great shopping, beautiful buildings and a growing arts and culture scene, you'll be hard pushed to find a better place to live than this pretty market town.

burbage, leicestershire


One of the more 'exclusive' neighbourhoods to live, Burbage has everything within easy reach including good schools and great shopping.


A small but much-loved period suburb of the city, known for its well-kept Edwardian and Victorian family homes.


Clarendon Park

If you want to hang out with the cool kids, there's no better spot.

market Bosworth Leicestershire

Market Bosworth

A small medieval market town which may be a little rural for some, but if you enjoy a slower pace of life, this could be the place for you.

Melton Mowbray leicestershire

Melton Mowbray

Food festivals galore, a buzzing town market, a growing foodie scene and friendly locals - just a few reasons to move to this quintessential English market town.

Woodhouse Eaves

One of Leicestershire's prettiest villages - think winding country lanes, thatched cottages, cosy pubs and homes that come with a hefty price tag.

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  • - Entrants must be UK residents aged 18 or over

  • - The prize draw closes on 09/02/21

  • - Once notified by email, the winner will have 48 hours to accept their prize
  • - Only one entry per person per county allowed