As the largest city in Leicestershire, with a population of more than 55,000 people, there's a great range of housing available here.
It's in close proximity to the Peak District, and Sherwood Forest, so ideal for people that want a little of the countryside lifestyle, without sacrificing city convenience. It's also an easy distance from Nottingham and Leicester, both of which have a very vibrant nightlife, and great shopping.
Easy access to the M1 makes this a great City for commuters as well as those working in the local area. In the City the canal and art deco buildings give a distinctive and pleasant feel to the area. In outlying areas small villages offer a taste of the country life.
This is a great area for families, particularly as Loughborough University is one of the top ten in the country, and there is a multitude of schools to choose from.
The City centre offers a large number of rentals and properties for sale, including a large number of new build flats. For commuters Long Eaton provides lower cost housing and easy motorway access. Outlying areas like Quorn and Rothley offer very nice family homes, but at a little over the average prices.