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Estate Agents in Wigston

Area Guide to Wigston, Leicestershire

Wigston is a popular south Leicester suburb that offers all of the benefits of living in a small working town while also being accessible to all of the city’s attractions. The area is connected to neighbouring Oadby and is only five miles from the city centre. Wigston Leicester is a fantastic alternative for individuals considering living in Leicester, and it’s also an ideal place for families.

Property market in Wigston

Wigston Magna’s housing market has risen sharply in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue. A detached property costs £450,011 on average, up 14.5% from last year. On average, a semi-detached home costs £265,666, a terraced house costs £202,353, and a flat costs £161,551. A two-bedroom flat would set you back £624 each month. (Data correct as of October 2022)

Wigston Magna home values are comparable to Leicestershire averages and significantly lower when compared to other localities in England with a similar density. Interestingly, house prices have increased year on year, this could be due to the demand and popularity of the area. 

Amenities in Wigston

The Wigston area, which is surrounded by equally popular Oadby and South Wigston, has all of the amenities you would expect. The town centre of Oadby is located adjacent to the A6 and approximately a few miles southeast of Leicester city centre. It is primarily focused on ‘The Parade’, which has a wide range of shops and services, such as a bank, a hairdresser, food shops, as well as the local library. See the full list here.

Some of the diverse range of retail choices and local service providers include:

– Major supermarkets including Tesco, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, and Lidl
– Convenience stores
– Pharmacies
– Opticians
– Newsagents
– Beauty salons/hairdressers

If you don’t find what you’re searching for in Wigston, catch the bus to Leicester City Centre. Highcross is one of the more lavish shopping centres in the city.

Parks & Green Spaces

There are also many parks and gardens in the Wigston region, such as Peace Memorial Park, Freer Park, and Hayes Park, and football and rugby enthusiasts can also enjoy the game at Welford Road. Wigston also has modern swimming and gym facilities, while the Parklands Leisure Centre in Oadby has been recently completely renovated.

Peace Memorial Park in Wigston Manga has a bowling green, sensory garden, sports courts, an oak peace sculpture, and a pavilion. The sensory garden features elevated beds and a rill fountain – a great spot for a stroll. 

Hayes Park is a lovely outdoor park with regular car boot sales on weekends, so if you enjoy a good deal, this is a terrific spot to spend a few hours.

Things to do in Wigston

Whether you’re moving to Wigston or just passing through, you’ll fall in love with this town. With so many fun activities and attractions to choose from, you might not want to leave! With that in mind, here are some suggestions for activities in and near Wigston Manga.

Wacky Warehouse – Two Steeples is an indoor play building for children up to 4ft 9ins tall, with an outdoor section for larger children. The Fun House includes games and equipment to keep youngsters entertained for hours on end while allowing adults to relax.

Guildhall Museum dates back over 600 years and provides a historical insight into Leicester. The Guildhall hosts a wide range of activities and performances throughout the year.


Wigston has great transportation connections to the rest of the city and beyond. It is only a five-minute drive to the ring road and the M69 or M1, and it is also close to the A6. A 20-minute bus ride will get you to a mainline train to London, or you can catch a train at nearby South Wigston station. Wigston also has great links to Leicester, with a 20-minute bus ride that will get you to the city centre.

Schools in Wigston

If you are considering relocating to Wigston with a little family, you can rest assured that there are numerous schools to choose from. A variety of primary and secondary schools are nearby, including Wigston Birkett House Community Special School, which was rated exceptional, as well as Wigston Academy and Wigston College, which provide secondary education.

Looking for an estate agent in Wigston?

At Open House, we recognise that everyone’s circumstances and demands are unique. That is why we take the time to get to know each and every one of our clients so that we can locate your perfect home for you in Wigston. Whether you have outgrown your current home or you are a first-time buyer –  We can help. Why not sign up for our free house sale valuation to find out how much you can get for your property?

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