As central as central can be, Coventry is an appealing prospect for all manner of house hunters. From families, to young professionals and retirees, there’s a lot to be said for this historic yet dynamic city. If you want to know more about its potential, read on to discover some of the best new build homes in Coventry.
Where is Coventry?
Coventry is one of the major cities of Warwickshire, in the West Midlands. Situated just off the M1, it sits inside a rough triangle of Birmingham to the west, Leicester to the northeast, and Northampton to the southeast.
Why live in Coventry?
If you’re looking for a centrally located city with great access to the rest of the county, then Coventry delivers. With outstanding transport links, it’s a commuter’s dream, while also having plenty of its own merits.
Sadly, Coventry was one of Britain’s worst-hit cities for aerial bombing during World War Two. After being blitzed so badly, Coventry rose from the ashes, a symbol of post-war renewal. You can see the influence of the war can everywhere across the city. From the modernist architecture to the few buildings that survived the Blitz, history hangs in the air.
Coventry has a compelling future, as well as a fascinating past. Awarded the title of ‘UK City of Culture 2021’, its tenure will run from May 2021 to May 2022. During its time in the spotlight, Coventry aims to show off its incredible cultural wealth. Highlight events and locations include the city’s new state-of-the-art digital gallery and city-wide activities including Coventry Moves, Faith, Little Amal’s Walk and Summer of Surprises.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Coventry’s cultural clout. Not only is it rich in heritage, Coventry is also an outstanding prospect for job opportunities and new businesses. Last year saw it hit the top 10 cities in the country for rising employment and business growth. Coventry is also one of the premier cities for pursuing new job prospects. This is because it’s a centre of manufacturing excellence, engineering innovation and digital entrepreneurialism, all in one.
What are average property prices in Coventry like?
Coventry has a thriving and varied property market. While there are plenty of “new town” suburbs featuring post-war architectural styles, there are also more characterful Victorian terraces (many are sympathetically refurbished), and 1920s era estates. The centre of Coventry is also giving rise to more slick, super-modern apartment buildings and luxury flats.
In terms of price, Coventry is a city on the up and up, so it’s becoming more expensive to buy property here. Zoopla places the average house price for Coventry at £247,000 for the period of January 2021 – January 2022. This is still £21,000 less than the national average, as recorded by the ONS for October 2021.
Interestingly enough, Zoopla’s price average for Coventry’s city centre for the same period is markedly lower. Properties in the centre of Coventry sold for an average of just £156,000, with flats going for just £118,000. There are still bargains to be had, as the city readjusts to its new situation as a rapidly developing property market.
New build homes in Coventry: 5 best developments
Now that you have a better idea of what to expect of Coventry’s property scene, let’s take a closer look. The following HomeViews listings are the top-rated property developments in Coventry, according to verified residents. Their views, and submitted star ratings, determine our top-rated lists, and nothing else!
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
If our list is enough to get you thinking seriously about exploring new homes in Coventry and the wider Warwickshire area, be sure to check out our area guide below. Also check back on this list, as we regularly update based on new reviews and new developments as they come online.
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