The best places to live in Nuneaton
Given Nuneaton's burgeoning status as a commuter town, those moving to the area are increasingly choosing to base themselves in this peaceful location and travelling to bigger cities such as Birmingham and Coventry by road or rail. That said, Nuneaton's own economy is also on the rise and attracting professionals from all over, which has increased the demand and therefore the price of local accommodation, particularly in its more affluent neighbourhoods.
Below are some of the areas in Nuneaton that are popular among working professionals and families moving to the area.
Just southeast of the town centre, bordered by the River Anker to the north and Wem Brook to the west, lies Attleborough, a lovely little hamlet steeped in ancient history that dates back to 1150. There's a real village feel to Attleborough, and the suburb boasts a number of pubs. Houses here are larger than in the town centre, and expats will have a wide variety of accommodation to choose from. The Pingles Leisure Centre and park is nearby, perfect for families looking to stretch their legs. There are also a number of schools and nurseries in the area.
Considered one of Nuneaton's more desirable areas, Whitestone is bounded by the River Anker to the north and the sprawling and lush Nuneaton Golf Club on its eastern boundary. Properties here are large and leafy, and there are plenty of good schools and parks in the area. Paul's Land, in particular, is home to several playing fields, while Crowhill Park is another option where active families can enjoy a run or have a picnic.
Birchley Heath just northwest of Nuneaton centre is another suburb quite popular with new arrivals looking to settle down with their families. Surrounded by greenery in every direction, the little village lies just south of the popular Atherstone Golf Club, and the area's properties consists mainly of large detached, semi-detached and terraced housing.
Northwest of the town centre on the eastern bank of the River Anker lies Weddington, a former civil parish of Warwickshire. Popular with families, this affluent neighbourhood boasts large freestanding houses and there is a good primary school in the area. A stretch of greenery bordering Weddington, called Sandon Fields, has a sports pavilion and several football pitches, as well as a children's park.
A popular little village to the west of Nuneaton's town centre, Galley Common is developing quickly and has seen several new residential builds spring up recently. Galley Common sports plenty of surrounding greenery, a school and a few small local shops. There are plenty of hiking and biking routes in the area for families to enjoy, as well as riding stables and an equestrian school.
Another option for newcomers to Nuneaton, particularly those who plan to commute to nearby Coventry, is Bermuda Village just south of town. The area consists of a combination of freestanding and terraced housing as well as a large modern estate called Bermuda Park, which was built on land next to Bermuda Village in the mid-2000s. The estate is popular with working professionals and has a village green, a large artificial hill, Bermuda Lake and views of the countryside. Shopping can be done at nearby Ropewalk and Abbeygate shopping centres, and the kids will love Bermuda Adventure Soft Play World. Commuters have quick access to nearby Bermuda Park railway station on the Coventry line.
Many people working in and around Nuneaton choose to live in one of the outlying towns and villages. Hinckley is popular market town, with a nice centre, good transport links, supermarkets, and parks. Neighbouring Burbage is quieter and a little more upmarket, and this is reflected in the house prices. Stoke Golding is also worth looking at. Slightly further afield, check out the market town of Lutterworth and Broughton Astley, which is around ten miles from Nuneaton and has some good primary schools as well as a high school. Nearby villages include Bitteswell, Wibtoft, Gilmorton, Ullesthorpe and Claybrooke.
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