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Estate Agents Oadby

Area Guide to Oadby, Leicestershire

Open House Leicester offer a premier customer-orientated estate agency service in the Leicester area, including the picturesque Oadby area.

Oadby is a small town in Leicestershire that’s only 5 miles away from the centre of Leicester city centre. This means that if you’re looking for a quick journey into the city but also a lovely village life, this is the perfect place to live. If you’re not a driver then there’s no need to worry, there are buses from Oadby all the way into the city centre. The town is most known for the Leicester Racecourse and the Botanical Garden of the University of Leicester.

A Popular Place to Live in Leicester

Oadby has been inhabited since the Anglo-Saxon period despite the name being Danish. Oadby is one of the 70 Danish settlements in Leicester, all ending with ‘-by’, which means settlement. Oadby remains a small place to live, with less than 25 thousand people living in the town. In the 19th century, it was one of the most fashionable places to live in Leicestershire, and many of the houses fashionable then are still standing in the town now. Despite some of these buildings still existing, Oadby is rapidly expanding. Many residential buildings are being created even now. It’s predominantly an area for families with a diverse population in terms of ethnicity and religion.


There are many pubs in this area, which means if you love a good pub grub, there are plenty of options here.  Since Oadby is such a beautiful neighbourhood, several pubs have stunning bar gardens. In the summer months, we consider these to be the best sites to soak up the rays – A relaxing retreat in a lush garden surrounded by Leicestershire countryside sounds very appealing!

Oadby also has its own town centre. A wide range of essential facilities are available here including:

  • Supermarkets (Asda, Aldi)
  • Convenience stores
  • Gyms
  • Post offices
  • Medical centres
  • Parks and play areas

Parks & Green Spaces

Oadby is surrounded by green spaces, so whether you live or stay in Oadby, you’re never far from the countryside.

Coombe Park: Coombe Park is the perfect choice for locals despite its small size. It’s perfect for walking small dogs or taking young toddlers. We’re not sure if a hound would get enough exercise here! There is a sports field, a small playground, and even an orchard to keep the kids entertained. Locals consider this orchard to be a great outdoor reading spot. 

Brocks Hill Country Park: This is a much larger park. There are numerous reasons to go to this place. Especially notable are the two play areas. One play area is designed for younger children, while a larger, more advanced play area is designed for older children. Even teenagers could probably join in on the enjoyment of their younger siblings here. There are numerous structures to climb, a standard swinging set, and a den-building place in the woods. Children that are creative are guaranteed to create a lot of fun memories here. 

Things to do in Oadby

Whether you are moving to Oadby or visiting for a day or two, you’ll quickly fall in love with this place. In fact, with so many exciting activities and attractions to enjoy, you may not want to leave! With that in mind, here are some ideas for things to do in and around Oadby.

The University of Leicester Botanic Garden is described as “16 acres of beautifully managed grounds and greenhouses,” with a broad mix of plants, fountain structures, and habitats.

Leicestershire Waterways including River Soar and Grand Union Canal corridor meander their way across Leicestershire, passing through a diverse combination of rural and urban settings. It connects the urban areas of Market Harborough, Oadby, and Wigston to the north, as well as Blaby, Leicester, and Loughborough.

Treetop Adventure Golf Leicester in the city centre is great for those up for a mini-golf adventure, featuring two indoor 18-hole courses, coffee, cocktails and scrumptious food!

In addition to the quiet life, there’s plenty to do in evenings with plenty of different sports to go watch in your free time. Most known for the two local football teams with one catering exclusively for under-18s which is very successful in the local area. If Football isn’t your thing, there’s also the local tennis club that caters for all ages – you might even bump into a local legend!


Despite being a small town, there are numerous bus stops spread across the area, allowing easy public transportation routes throughout the city. So don’t worry if you don’t have access to a car; you can easily jump onto a local bus that will take you wherever you want. It’s also a short drive to the beautiful hills of Leicestershire if you wish to explore the countryside.

Schools in Oadby

Oadby is a popular location for families. You may have noticed the extraordinary variety of kid-friendly activities nearby, such as the various different parks and gardens,  but there are also many learning opportunities available.

This area has a diverse range of private and public schools. Most have received a ‘good’ grade from Ofsted. However, several have achieved an excellent rating. For example, Beauchamp College, a secondary school and further education college, boasts academic excellence.

Looking for an estate agent in Oadby?

Are you looking to buy or sell an Oadby property? At Open House Estate Agents based in Leicester, we make sure that we’re the most helpful we possibly can be by selling your house in Oadby quickly and for a good price. Despite selling quickly, we assure you that we get the best price possible for you. If you’re buying a house, we’ll make sure that we get you the best deal possible as quickly as we can. As we’re based in Leicester, we know Oadby and the whole of Leicestershire very well. This means that we can establish an accurate valuation for your property as well as locating potential buyers faster than the average time.

Sell your property quickly in Oadby

We’re also part of a franchised network which assures you nation exposure for your property. This contributes to it selling fast as people all over the country will easily be able to take a look at it. We make sure to give you the best possible chance to find a buyer for your property. With our online presence, we also give you an even bigger chance. 93% of people go online to search for their next home so our franchise’s exposure offers you an excellent chance of being found nationwide. We advertise all of our properties on Rightmove, Zoopla, Find A Property and Prime Location, truly maximising your chances of making that sale.

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We can also assure you that you’ll have a dedicated estate agent who will be with you throughout the process. Unlike some of our competitors, we make sure that you’re always talking to the same person so that you can build trust. Our estate agents always make sure to go the extra mile for our clients. Everything that we do is dedicated to making sure that you have the best possible experience and find a buyer as quickly as possible.

Not looking for an estate agent in Oadby? We also serve many other places in Leicestershire. Get in touch with us today about buying or selling properties!

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