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pixrobin
Canley
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1 of 13  Mon 13th Oct 2014 10:11pm  
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I'm planning to return to living in Coventry within the next few months. This thread was going to ask where I could find a property in a reasonable area. But, there must be many people coming to live in Coventry by the way the council has to build more dwellings in the next few years. So, I hope forum members will discuss the pros and cons of living in any, and all, areas of Coventry in this thread.
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Ace
Nuneaton
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2 of 13  Mon 13th Oct 2014 10:36pm  
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If I were to return to Coventry, I'd opt for Wyken. Its where I used to live, and still retains its nice greenery and picturesque surroundings. VERY affordable as well.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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3 of 13  Mon 13th Oct 2014 10:48pm  
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Earlsdon. We moved here 12 years ago from Stoke (Ball Hill) and it was like moving to a different city. We like the 'urban' identity and also the access to parks and good local restaurants and facilities. And the people are so friendly and the area generally well kept and tidy.
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morgana
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4 of 13  Mon 13th Oct 2014 11:51pm  
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It all depends if your buying or housing association and which housing association, not so much areas now but certain Roads and Streets, do you want hussle and bustle or village atmosphere. Do you want close to the City or dont mind a buss ride into town , Certain areas to me would be a no go and thats quiet a few now sorry to say. You see I know people in both kinds of worlds here as I ve lived in so many different kinds of areas or have family in areas across the City , so I get to hear more than some do here. North West Radford Keresley Green, trudling in to City would take Twenty mins Earlsdon a bit less, Wyken depends where might take longer. As you have a scooter to board a bus you will need a special pass. Edited by member, 13th Oct 2014 11:59 pm
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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5 of 13  Tue 14th Oct 2014 2:35pm  
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It depends what sort of place you are looking for, but Coundon is quite nice and handy for Coundon shops and Morrisons etc. on the Holyhead Road
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pixrobin
Canley
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6 of 13  Wed 15th Oct 2014 12:29am  
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Trying to decide what my needs are has occupied my mind for more than 3 weeks. It has made my head spin. It has had to be tempered by what I can afford - and I've been along a few paths that ended in money pits. Coming down from 'up norf' means selling my house here doesn't allow me to buy anything in Coventry. Because of my age and lack of mobility I could probably qualify for sheltered accommodation. Living in the general community with mobility problems gives me both a feeling of vulnerability and isolation. Many strangers think because older people need a scooter or wheelchair to get around that their mind is incapacitated too. I did consider a flat in Mercia House at the bottom of the precinct - saw it on Zoopla. I didn't take it further because though I may be able to shrug off traffic noise, loud human shouts are an instant wake-up call. I've just realised that an afternoon nap today caused me to miss a telephone call from my daughter even though the handset was less than 3ft away. I am not averse to high-rise apartments as long as mine would be sufficiently high to give me a vista of the surroundings. From where I live now there is no real incentive to leave the house. I have not ventured out for around 10 days. My computer screen becomes my window on the world. But, I have lived here for more than 25 years so I have taken all the photographs I can conceive of in the area open to me now. The move to Coventry is to turn this issue around. While for some modern architecture is a turn off, to me it is an inspiration. And Coventry has post-war architecture aplenty. So, a place near the centre would be advantageous.
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Norman Conquest
Allesley
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7 of 13  Wed 15th Oct 2014 1:12pm  
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morgana
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8 of 13  Wed 15th Oct 2014 2:37pm  
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Lol Norman Conquest, I know what you would think of it, if you ever did use it Lol yes laughable unless of course you are not from Coventry originally or you know the right people, in the right place don't even go there.
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AD
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9 of 13  Wed 15th Oct 2014 3:21pm  
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Allesley is quite affordable and has a slightly older demographic I find. Not very near the centre though and parts of it are a bit hilly though, but I see a number of mobility scooters around so it can't be beyond them. Depending on how long you're looking to take there is the new retirement village being built near the Butts in Earlsdon (not the posh expensive part). That's quite near the centre (certainly within the range of a scooter). However, it would mean using the subways in, which as I've said elsewhere although they aren't as dangerous as they're perceived to be they certainly don't make you feel welcome or confident.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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10 of 13  Wed 15th Oct 2014 6:43pm  
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You don't need to use the subways to get from the Butts into the city centre. There's a pedestrian crossing across the ring road exits/entrances at ground level now.
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Allesley Park
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11 of 13  Thu 16th Oct 2014 8:16pm  
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Yes, but I thought given pixrobin's thoughts on the proposed at-level crossing by the basin those wouldn't appeal. I should have mentioned them though, so apologies pixrobin.
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pixrobin
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12 of 13  Thu 16th Oct 2014 8:42pm  
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Hey, I'm thankful for every snippet of information available. The more information I have the better decisions I can make. I am amazed how many 'homes for the retired' there are dotted around the city. A sign of people living longer and being more active I suppose.
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morgana
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13 of 13  Thu 16th Oct 2014 9:18pm  
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Yes there are lot Pixrobin if they have vacancies in the area you want.
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