EVINGTON – ‘A VILLAGE OASIS OF GREENERY’ AND ‘A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE’
A recently published double-page article in the Leicester Mercury described Evington as a ‘Village Oasis of Greenery’. Can we justify our claim to this accolade? Yes we believe so. Evington Echo decided to check.
Park House is set in our 44 acre park that has bowling greens, cricket pitches in the summer and football pitches in the winter. On the southern border of the village are the beautiful Arboretum for dog walking and the parkland Leicestershire Golf Course. There are also two distinctive listed churches, Evington Chapel (Baptist) and St Deny’s (CE). Behind the village church can be found Piggy’s Hollow, the remains of the moats of the thirteenth century Manor House. Well worth visiting are the period houses surrounding the village green, and the popular Cedars pub-restaurant. All these are set in natural tree lined surroundings.
Evington is a ‘Good Place to Live’. It abounds with leisure activities. There are hard tennis courts, and children’s and adults exercise areas– not forgetting the Leisure Centre with its two swimming pools, multi-use sports hall and gym for group exercise classes.
The Village is well served by its schools, including the highly rated Linden and Whitehall Primary Schools and special needs provision is available at Oaklands. Evington Hall is now a Hindu faith school. Secondary level students are also well catered for at St Pauls Catholic School and Judgemeadow Community College. We don’t forget that Leicester hero Garry Lineker once attended City of Leicester College,
We have two shopping areas with a library, post offices, supermarkets, pharmacies and an array of shops to meet our everyday needs. All served by the frequent 22 bus service that starts in Charles Street, Leicester.
Evington is a large residential area. The population is about 10,000 and typical house prices are around £136,000 for terraced, £188,000 for semi-detached and £260,000 for detached properties, having risen about five percent in the last year. These prices are lower than nearby Stoneygate but higher than North Evington where prices tend to be falling.
We believe that Evington is a good place to live. Local charity ‘Friends of Evington campaigns on behalf of the village.
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