View Full Version : Relocating to Warwickshire with young children

26-07-2007, 05:52 PM
Hi. My husband has recently accepted a job in Coventry. We're from the U.S.A. We have three young children, ages 2, 4, and 6. We'll be renting a house, but we're not sure where yet. In your opinions, which is a better place to live with a young family - Warwick or Leamington Spa? Which is safer and has better schools? What is Cubbington like? There seems to be a couple of rental properties in that area. Your feedback is very much appreciated - it's difficult to decide where to live from such a distance.

26-07-2007, 07:24 PM
Welcome Juju, I'm not the one to answer this as I don't know which is better for your children. Warwick is smaller then Leamington and a bit more rural and relaxed, this is either a plus or a minus depending on what you're after. Warwick is closer to the main road to Cov I think (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong), so commuting would be easier too. Leamington on the other hand has more shops readily available, and more of a social scene going on. But as they're so close together, this isn't really much of an issue.

I hope that at least gives you an idea. :)

26-07-2007, 07:43 PM

You might like to exlore Solihull, which is not too far from Coventry. Here is a link to Schools, and primary schools there. It is a very nice town .

Solihull Website - Schools and colleges (http://www.solihull.gov.uk/section.asp?sectionType=listsummary&catid=1578)

Hope that helps.

I am sure Coventry itself has some very good primary schools as well. It is an interesting place too.


26-07-2007, 08:43 PM
There was a house for rent in a little village called Sherbourne, near Warwick. This is an easy run up the a46 to Coventry. I have no idea what the schools are like, or even which one serves the area, but its a lovely quiet little spot.( as long as you like horses.. they are everywhere, here!!)

28-07-2007, 12:34 PM
Thank you for your replies. I'd like to be able to walk the children to school. Also, we need a back garden so they can play. We're used to the suburbs of Detroit - lots of greenspace, but we have to drive everywhere. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks for your kindness.