Author Topic: Hamilton- New Development  (Read 1331 times)

El_Dr

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Hamilton- New Development
« on: 15:33:04, 03/04/11 »
Hello People,
I'm moving to Leicester from August 2011 for a new job, and been busy looking for a place. The missus and I went to have a look round a few places. We are looking for a new build. The massive new development in Hamilton (off Sandhills Avenue, near the Porsche Garage) seemed particularly appealing. I've heard mixed reviews about Hamilton -so I thought best thing would be to post a thread on it. So my questions are:
1. How's Hamilton as an area to live in (especially the bit around the new development)?
2. How're the Primary Schools around Hamilton like?
3. What other new developments in/around Leicester would you recommend ?


Thanks !!




Allycat

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Re: Hamilton- New Development
« Reply #1 on: 00:04:18, 07/04/11 »
It didn't exist when I lived in Leicester, so can't give any first hand experience. But like any new developments I suppose they can feel a bit sterile, with no character in the place, no defined centre to meet your neighbours, etc. But if the quality of the housing is decent (and priced accordingly) it is unlikely to inhabited by riff-raff.

I find a good way to get a feel for a place it to do a virtual tour of the area with Google Maps. You can see if there is evidence of crime, grafitti, how well the homes are kept, etc.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=hamilton+leicester&aq=&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=15.24674,45.65918&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Hamilton,+Leicester,+United+Kingdom&ll=52.651682,-1.061168&spn=0,0.044589&z=15&layer=c&cbll=52.653292,-1.06449&panoid=oqT3-YKdqc9l1vABXW9bWg&cbp=12,89.01,,0,-2.77

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