Local area guide

Living in Coventry (CV)

Coventry pulses with historical charm and a contemporary spirit, while friendly locals and good safety create a sense of belonging for everyone.

Your guide to moving to Coventry

Why Coventry is a good place to live

Coventry is a city where classic charm meets contemporary flair. This dynamic fusion of history and modernity weaves a unique atmosphere, promising a mix of experiences in daily life.

Savour the delights of bustling markets, dive into captivating museums and groove to live music – all in the same enchanting city. Coventry opens its arms to families, professionals and anyone embracing their golden years, fostering a sense of belonging for everyone.

Safety and education are cornerstones of living in Coventry. You can enjoy a reassuring sense of security and, for families, top-notch schools mean your children get a quality education.

What is Coventry famous for?

According to legend, Coventry is the birthplace of St. George, dragon slayer and patron saint of England.

Coventry is also known for its historical association with the British car industry. It's home to iconic brands like Jaguar, Triumph and Peugeot.

Things to do in Coventry

Explore the city's influence on the evolution of transport at the Coventry Transport Museum and discover a stunning fusion of ancient ruins and innovative architecture at the awe-inspiring Coventry Cathedral.

Head to the vibrant Fargo Village to browse local boutiques and savour artisanal produce and take a stroll or picnic to War Memorial Park, one of Coventry's tranquil green spaces. For more ideas, head to Visit Coventry.

Average asking prices in Coventry today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£220,000

475 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£415,000

276 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£275,000

355 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£140,000

240 properties for sale

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Transport in Coventry

Trains

Coventry Railway Station is a hub for both local and national rail services. Direct services run to Birmingham New Street in 20 minutes, London Euston in just under an hour, and Manchester in around 90 minutes. The train station also offers easy connections to regional destinations.

Buses

Coventry's bus network provides comprehensive coverage throughout the city. Local services by National Express West Midlands include routes like the 12 and 13 that connect surrounding areas to the city centre.

Park and Ride

The War Memorial Park and Ride is conveniently located off the A45 and offers frequent shuttle buses to and from Coventry city centre.

Car

The A45, often referred to as the Coventry Eastern Bypass, is a key route that links Coventry to Birmingham in about 30 minutes. For travel towards Leicester and beyond, the A46 is your go-to route and connects with the M69.

The Coventry Ring Road encircles the city, making it easy to get around the local area.

Airports

Coventry is close to several airports, with the nearest being Birmingham Airport. It's about a 25 minutes' drive away via the A45 and offers a range of domestic and international flights. East Midlands Airport is a 45-minute drive from Coventry along the M69, M6 and M42.

Transport connections

Coventry
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Canley
National Rail
1.9 miles / 3.1 km
Coventry Arena
National Rail
2.5 miles / 4.0 km
Tile Hill
National Rail
3.9 miles / 6.3 km
Bedworth
National Rail
4.9 miles / 7.9 km
Kenilworth
National Rail
5.6 miles / 9.0 km

Schools in Coventry

Coventry boasts a diverse educational landscape. It has a range of primary and secondary schools which are known for their commitment to quality education.

With two universities, Coventry has a lively student energy and a diverse population. Coventry University is recognised for its innovative courses and strong links to industry while the University of Warwick is renowned for its research excellence.

Schools in Coventry

Coventry College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
Eden Girls' School Coventry
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Sidney Stringer Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Sidney Stringer Primary Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2018)
Barr's Hill School and Community College
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
St Osburg's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)