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Below you can learn more about the area and explore our Shared Ownership houses for sale in Coventry.

If you’re thinking about moving house, you may want to consider Coventry - the UK’s ‘City of Culture’ in 2021 and a fast-growing hotspot surrounded by rolling Warwickshire hills.

Coventry is the 10th largest city in England and sits at the heart of the West Midlands. A diverse city with a range of attractions, Coventry has something for everyone, whether you’re a student looking for a vibrant experience or a family that wants to settle down. 

Here at Platform, we’re able to help buyers that are seeking a house for sale in Coventry, with a wide selection of opportunities available through various Shared Ownership schemes.

By purchasing a Shared Ownership house in Coventry, you’ll only have to pay for your share of the property, removing the need for a large deposit - a common obstacle that buyers currently face.

With the option of buying using just a 5% deposit on your share, Shared Ownership in Coventry is a much more affordable alternative to buying outright.

Below you can explore all of our Shared Ownership houses for sale in Coventry and learn more about why Coventry - and the surrounding villages - may be your ideal destination.

Shared Ownership Homes in Coventry

Why buy a house in the West Midlands?

 

Where is Coventry?

Coventry is the second largest city in the West Midlands after Birmingham and is the third largest in the wider Midlands area.

The city is part of the ‘Coventry and Bedworth Urban Area’, which has a population of 389,000. While Coventry can offer a metropolitan feel, it also has greater access to stunning rural areas and is surrounded by beautiful villages and Warwickshire landscapes.

Coventry is the most central city in England and has exceptional links across the country, with Birmingham, Leicester and Warwick all within 25 miles. In terms of price, Coventry houses for sale tend to be more affordable than those in Birmingham and Warwick, with average property prices similar to that of Leicester.

The city has a long industrial history and represented one of the major manufacturing hubs in the UK. While that sector has declined, new industries have moved into the area and Coventry continues to have a strong economy while being recognised as one of the safest cities in the UK.

Outside of the city centre, Coventry is surrounded by several larger market towns such as Nuneaton and Bedworth as well as villages such as Hawkesbury and Bulkington.

What is there to do in Coventry?

You’ll never be short of things to see and do in Coventry - whether you’re looking to soak up the city's incredible history and heritage or experience some of the cultural activity it has to offer.

As one of the largest cities in the UK, Coventry has all of the modern amenities that you’d expect. Major retail brands are all present in the West Orchards Shopping Centre and Lower Precinct Shopping Centre, while Coventry Market is a vibrant indoor market hosting vendors selling fruit, produce, artisanal goods and second-hand items.

If you’re looking for entertainment, you’ll find public leisure centres, libraries, cinemas and theatres around the city, while the city centre itself has the SkyDome Arena, Planet Ice Coventry, The Wave waterpark and much more. A host of bars and restaurants offer exceptional food and drinks for those that want to experience the nightlife.

Coventry has four railway stations. The main Coventry station serves the city centre, while three local stations serve Coventry Arena, Canley and Tile Hill. These links offer direct access to Birmingham and London Euston, with stops at Rugby, Northampton, Milton Keynes and Watford Junction. 

Finally, north of the city you’ll find the Coventry Building Society Arena, which is the home of Coventry City Football Club and also hosts some of the largest music acts in the world. 

What is the Coventry property market like?

What is the Coventry property market like?

Coventry house prices have experienced some of the fastest price growth over the last decade, mainly driven by its affordability, popularity with first-time buyers and the relatively quick timeline for selling a property.

Houses for sale in Coventry have risen in price by 89% over the last decade and while this represents a significant increase, the city remains one of the more affordable locations in the Midlands.

This means that Coventry has a very active property market and a number of new developments have appeared around the city. Some of these include Platform’s own developments - Hanson Bridge Road, Whitburn Road and Brindley Meadows. 

The rising number of Coventry houses for sale is a clear indicator of the town’s popularity with homebuyers, especially those seeking affordable living and the benefits of being either in or near a major city.

What is life like in Coventry?

So there’s plenty to see and do in Coventry but what is day-to-day living like?

Education

As you’d imagine from such a large area, Coventry has a huge amount of school settings for all ages. There are 96 primary schools and 35 secondary schools across the area, 76% of which are either rated Good or Outstanding by OFSTED.

There are four major higher education institutions in or around Coventry - the University of Warwick, Coventry University, Arden University and Coventry College. This means there are over 140 courses of study available for students in some of the best-ranked universities in the country.

Jobs and Business

Coventry has a long and established history of manufacturing that still contributes to its economy today. 

Coventry and Warwickshire are home to a variety of large-scale employers, making it a popular choice for families or professionals that relocate for work. 

Some of the largest employers in the area include Aldi, Aston Martin, BMW, Caterpillar, Coventry Building Society, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Severn Trent Water and Valpak.

Events & Attractions

Coventry was named ‘City of Culture’ in 2021 and has a large selection of cultural events and offerings for either residents or tourists to take in.

The most well-known attraction is St Michael’s Cathedral - a 14th-century church that was destroyed by the Germans in WW2, leaving only the ruins. Other cultural institutions include the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry Transport Museum and The Midland Air Museum, all of which provide a glimpse into Coventry’s rich history.

Elsewhere you’ll find a full calendar of events and activities throughout the year, from music and food festivals to comedy shows and sports events.

West Midlands Area Guides

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