Keywest Estate Agents / Nov 25

Moving to Birstall Leicestershire?

Birstall is the ideal choice if you are looking to enjoy an idyllic combination of village living in a suburban area with plenty of amenities and excellent commuter links.

Sibson Road and the area of Birstall are just two miles to the north of Leicester’s city centre and are one of the county’s prime residential locations.

The area straddles the A6 Loughborough Road, offering fast links to motorway and main road networks, as well as providing excellent opportunities for easy commuting into Leicester or to other East Midlands destinations such as Nottingham, Derby and Loughborough.

If you are planning to live in Birstall and work in Leicester, there is a convenient park ‘n’ ride scheme with a shuttle bus running into town and back.

The History of Birstall

The village began its growth with the 1899 arrival of the Great Central Railway, and its development continues today. The population has mushroomed from just 611 to about 12,000.

The steam railway’s southern terminus is still near to Birstall, attracting visitors during holidays and weekends. Originally, it was a commuter link for middle-class businessmen travelling to firms and factories in the city.

A large proportion of Birstall old village is a Conservation Area, although some of the village’s historic buildings were lost before it received its designation in 1984.

Prices of Houses for Sale in Birstall Leicester

Birstall offers a wide range of housing opportunities, ranging from modern properties to period homes, including Edwardian and Victorian mansions which sit on Birstall Hill.

Off Greengate Lane there are plenty of semi-detached properties which were built during the 1930s, whilst the ten-year Hallam Fields commercial and residential development is almost complete to the west of the Loughborough Road.

Property prices in Birstall are on the up, making home in the area a potentially good investment if you choose to let Keywest help you to buy right now. Prices went up by 11 per cent over the last year.

Rightmove data shows that most sales were semis, fetching an average price of £186,300. The average price for a detached property in Birstall was £284,966 in the last year, according to Rightmove, while terraced properties made an average of £173,697.

This brought the average property price in the area to £214,225, making it similar to the likes of nearby Syston, where the average property sold for £206,090 – cheaper than the £283,411 average in Rothley and more expensive than the £154,822 of an average home in Thurmaston.

Amenities in Birstall

Birstall is well known for its amenities and shops, which include bakeries, a post office, two mini supermarkets, banks and other useful stores. There is also a dentist, doctors’ surgery, vet and library.

The area has plenty of green spaces, including a golf course, playing fields and a small park, and residents regularly make use of Watermead Country Park nearby for dog walking and leisure activities.

Are you looking to move to the Leicestershire area? Call Keywest today 01162 544 555 – let us help get you moving.