Starting a family is one of life's major milestones and the pitter patter of tiny feet often goes hand-in-hand with another momentous event - moving home. Finham is one of Coventry's most popular towns among families, due to the popular schools and housing stock. Here's Allsopp & Allsopp estate agents’ property guide to Finham.
Living in Finham
Finham is Coventry's southernmost suburb, located in the CV3 postcode and lying approximately 3 miles from Coventry city centre. The suburbs of Green Lane and King's Hill both border Finham and are often thought of as extensions of the town. Very much a family orientated, Finham offers a modest amount of facilities, with popular pubs such at The Festival and the Burnt Post, a library, a Harvester restaurant, word cuisine eateries and local convenience stores.
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Top Attractions in Coundon
War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road - Located in the same CV3 postcode as Finham, War Memorial Park is Coventry's premier outdoor space, with sporting activities, formal gardens and acres of open space for people to enjoy. Activities on offer include golf, tennis and flat green bowls. Children have a newly renovated play park as well as a splash zone in the summer months. Daredevils should head for the skate park, while the aviary and two cafés provide a more sedate pace.
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Wainbody Wood - An ancient mixed woodland popular with families and dog walkers. Take the circular route through the trees and look out for the rhododendrons, might oak trees, holly, elder and hazel shrubs. Wainbody Woods is the perfect place to escape if the bustle of life gets too much.
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Coventry Golf Club, St Martins Road - One hundred and twenty acres of leafy Finham countryside play host to Coventry Golf Club. The par 73 course takes you over gently undulating greens, described as 'fair but challenging' by the course management.
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Finham Transport Links
The road is king in Finham, with fantastic access to the A444, the A45 and the A46, giving speedy access to Coventry city centre, the M6 and the M69. Those wishing to travel by train have the choice of Coventry, Canley and Tile Hill rail stations.
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Our Estate agents' descriptions of properties for sale in Finham will often feature the phrase 'in the Finham Park school catchment' - an Ofsted rated 'outstanding' secondary that specialises in Maths and Computing. Preparation for this excellent school takes place at one of many local primary schools, including Finham Primary School, Grange Farm Primary School, St Thomas More Catholic Primary School and Howes Community Primary School.
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Finham Property Profile
Finham demonstrates just how fantastic inter and post-war house building can be. There are some great examples of 1930s houses and bungalows on Droylsden Park Road, Gretna Road, Stoneham Drive and Cotswold Drive. Our Finham estate agents agree that families will find a wide selection of dwellings of three bedrooms or more across the CV3 postcode: "Some of the most spacious houses for sale in Finham have been built in the last 100 years, and this means well proportioned rooms and internal layouts that suit family life. We're also finding architectural examples from the 1960s and 1970s proving popular as they tend to be very light and airy."
Buying and selling property in Finham
As you would expect from a town on the outskirts of Coventry, there is a strong demand among young professionals and families in Finham - and the area is often described as 'sought after'. House prices in the town have been rising steadily since 2007, and overall sold prices over the last year were up 10% on the previous 12 months, according to Rightmove.co.uk. Allsopp & Allsopp estate agents in Finham say that families looking to be in the Finham Park secondary school catchment keep demand brisk and house prices healthy: "Finham Park School is such a draw in the area, so the three-bedroom houses and large bungalows we take on are always snapped up." If you are interested in buying, selling, renting or investing in Finham, please contact Allsopp & Allsopp estate agents today; we are happy to help with local property market advice.