Walsgrave is a Coventry suburb located approximately three miles to the north-east of the city centre, near to Ansty and Shilton. The area is most noted as the location of the University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, therefore attracting a large contingent of hospital workers and medical students.
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Living in Walsgrave
Walsgrave - or Walsgrave-on-Sowe to give it its full and correct name - is located in the CV2 Coventry postcode and has slowly transformed from a village into a bustling suburb. Helping the more urban vibe is a duo of shopping destinations - the Walsgrave Triangle Retail Park and the Cross Point Retail Park. There's also a Showcase Cinema and a clutch of popular chain restaurants in Walsgrave - much used by children and adults alike.
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Top Attractions in Walsgrave
Wyken Croft Nature Park - this is the city of Coventry's first ecological park and it's right on Walsgrave's doorstep. The park lies over what was once Craven Colliery and is now home to a number of native trees, wildflowers, an abundance of wildlife and tranquil walks along the River Sowe.
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Caludon Castle and Park - children with wild imaginations and history buffs are drawn to neighbouring Wyken and the ruins of Caludon Castle, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a listed building. You can also see the remains of the moat and explore the small park in which the ruins are set.
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Proper pub grub - Walsgrave has become something of a Mecca for diners in search of good old-fashion pub food and cask ales. There's plenty of choice, from the carvery at The Walsgrave and the sizzling skillet specialities at the Coventry Oak to the more gastro-pub touch at The Red Lion and curry nights at the Rose & Crown
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Walsgrave Transport Links
Walsgrave is the location for junction 2 of the M6 where it meets the M69. The area is also by-passed by the A46. There are no fewer than 10 bus routes serving the Walsgrave postcode.
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The education provision in Walsgrave and the surrounding areas is very good. Primary schools within a mile of Walsgrave include Sir Frank Whittle, Walsgrave CofE, SS Peter and Paul RC primary school, and Potters Green. Primary leavers normally go on to Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College or the Grace Academy.
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Walsgrave Property Profile
Woodway Lane, Hinckley Road, Squires Croft and Stoneywood Road are some of Walsgrave's premier roads, lined with spacious, modern family houses. Some of the newest dwellings can be found on Elizabeth Way and the surrounding roads, enjoying close proximity to the hospital. Those with more modest budgets looking at property for sale in Walsgrave will find one or two bedroom flat in the postcode for less than £100,000 - making the purchase stamp duty exempt.
Buying and selling property in Walsgrave
Browse property listing for Walsgrave and you'll see this part of Coventry is often described as 'sought after'. Carl Allsopp, Director of the Coventry estate agent, says the area is rich in employment opportunities, which means a steady stream of home buyers and tenants: "As well as the university hospital and two retail parks, Walsgrave has a growing commercial scene, being the location of the headquarters of Lloyds Pharmacy, A A H Pharmaceuticals and Denso Sales, all set in the emerging 'Triangle' part of CV2." Property for sale in Walsgrave presents excellent value-for-money despite its enviable location. Home moving website Rightmove shows there has been very little house price movement in Walsgrave in the last 12 months, with values still 8% off their peak seen in 2007.
Anyone thinking of buying, selling, renting or investing in Walsgrave should contact Allsopp & Allsopp estate agents today for home moving, investment and property market advice.