Coventry City centre, a few miles from the University, is currently undergoing a major regeneration programme.
The area in general, having cheaper accommodation than South Warwickshire, is now benefiting from substantial investment in the development of new two new civic squares, public gardens, new bars and upmarket apartments, close to all existing amenities right in the City centre.
The City is a mix of the old and the new, retaining many buildings of historic interest, including cathedrals, churches, medieval guildhalls, almshouses, timber-framed pubs and shops, art galleries and museums. Coventry has its own Theatre that has recently been extended.
With a population of 300,000, Coventry is a city that has the feel of a big town and well worth checking out. Coventry's mainline railway station has around 4 trains an hour running to London Euston, taking approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Districts of Coventry
A popular suburb in South Coventry that was once a village in its own right. Only 1.5 miles away from the University and within a mile from the Centre of Coventry.
It's a mixed area popular with students, but is also home to professionals and families alike. It has a Victorian feel and the houses date from the turn of the century onwards. It has a few shops, bars and restaurants along the High Street.
Properties tend to be quite reasonably priced but go quite quickly with Landlords buying them up to rent. Similarly, Chapelfields and Coundon are nearby.
There are shopping facilities and of course good access to the City Centre.
Stivichall and Finham
A few miles from the University, are very nice residential areas situated on the outskirts of the City, on the favoured south side. The areas are situated quite closely together and a popular choice for families because of the excellent schools and large parks in the area.
Very reasonable properties, its own railway station with good links to Coventry and Birmingham and well situated for the NEC. The shopping facilities are fairly limited, but are within easy reach of the facilities at Coventry and Solihull.
Eastern Green and Mount Nod
Small affordable residential areas on the edge of the City and very close to the University. There are a few local shops but the bulk of the amenities are nearby in Coventry City Centre.