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What to look for when moving to Oadby

What to look for when moving to Oadby

What to look for when moving to Oadby

Deciding on which Leicester suburb to call home is difficult, especially when you are looking for a long-term property. Leicester provides its residents with a lot of popular towns and suburbs, however one of the most popular is the town of Oadby.

Oadby is located 10 minutes outside of Leicester city centre but has all the amenities almost everyone needs on a daily basis, so why is Oadby such a popular area of Leicester to live in?



Oadby today is predominantly a residential area for families and there’s a big focus on creating a family environment. The town is a mixture of property styles, from Edwardian houses and classic Victoria terraces to well-designed new builds, mixing the character of different periods closely and fluently throughout the town.

Many Oadby properties have examples of wonderful architecture and interior design from previous centuries that have been painstakingly preserved, so if you are looking for a property with character then Oadby may just be the Leicester area for you.



Oadby has some of the most highly regarded state schools in Leicester with almost all primary and secondary schools in the area rated as outstanding by Ofsted. House prices are at a premium in the Oadby area for this reason and typically selling very quickly.

We have seen examples of homes in good and outstanding Oadby school catchment areas selling significantly quicker than other properties and getting a lot more interest. Although this is something that is out of you control, it is important to bear in mind, whether you are buying or selling a property.


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Oadby lies on the southern outskirts of Leicester, between the city and the rolling South Leicestershire countryside. It offers the perfect lifestyle balance between vibrant city living and tranquil countryside experiences.

With easy public transport routes into the city and a short drive to the rolling hills of the Leicestershire countryside, Oadby provides flexibility and choice to your lifestyle. Home that are in good access to the city centre with public transport links or are close to the beautiful surrounding countryside tend to be more popular with a large proportion of Leicester buyers.



Oadby has everything you need in the Town, from local supermarkets and a post office, to chip shops and even an optician. A thriving high-street is at the centre of this busy and friendly community. The ability to have everything on your doors step really attracts people to the town as compared to many other Leicester suburbs.


There are many reasons why Oadby is such a popular area to live in in Leicester, but it seems the consensus is that the local amenities, location and proximity to a good or outstanding school have really made Oadby a desirable area of Leicester to live in.

Do your research, keep an eye on local news, visit the area and talk to us at Open House Leicester – we’re more than happy to help you on all aspects of buying your home. Call 0116 243 7938 or email

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