Best areas to live in Coventry
Whether you’re looking for a charming English village to reside in, a leafy suburb with excellent schools, or easy access to city life with its many bars and shops, you’re in luck, as Coventry offers all of this in abundance.
Just a 10-minute drive out of the centre of Coventry, Allesley’s positioning to the A45 makes it a popular place for commuters to both Coventry and Birmingham, with the UK’s second biggest city less than a 25-minute drive away. Allesley Park offers plenty of green space, and it’s even home to a golf course and a walled garden. The good schools in the area make Allesley hugely desirable for families of all ages.
Earlsdon is so close to the city centre, it’s within walking distance – you can reach the train station in 15 minutes on foot. Its bustling high street (Albany Road), is home to an array of cafes, restaurants and shops, and nearby Spencer Park offers much-needed beautiful green space. Often cited as one of the best places to live in Coventry, houses here sell for an average of £280,598.
If you’d prefer to live outside of the city centre, then the town of Kenilworth, located 6 miles out of Coventry, could be the ideal area for you. Probably most well-known for Kenilworth Castle, there are lots of open green spaces in this town, in addition to quaint pubs and a range of shops. Accessing Coventry couldn’t be easier, with trains running every 10 minutes. The average value of a property in Kenilworth is £420,813.
The average cost of a home in Radford stands at just £174,617, with properties tending to be smaller, 1920s and 1930s homes. Situated just 2.5 miles north of the city centre, for people working in the city, Radford is an ideal place to live. The local community centre, post office, supermarkets and petrol station mean that everything you could possibly need is right on your doorstep in Radford.
Just a 6-minute drive from the city centre, the average cost of a home in Finham is £301,798. The local primary school has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, which makes it popular amongst families with young children; and the number of shops, bars and restaurants in the area cements it as one of best places in Coventry to live.