The town of Leicester, Massachusetts is situated in the Worcester metropolitan area.
Leicester is reasonably quiet, as the streets are usually calm - however some areas can be quite noisy, especially close to the railway line or the airport (Worcester Regional Airport).
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing roughly 70% of the dwellings in Leicester, while large apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. Around half of properties in this town were constructed pre-1960, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. This part of the Worcester metropolitan area also has a good choice of housing sizes; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly 80% of the units in the town and 20% are rented.
It can be challenging to access high schools and primary schools as a pedestrian from properties for sale in Leicester. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. In terms of eating, house buyers in Leicester generally need a car to do groceries. Residents of this part of the Worcester metropolitan area are served by about 10 restaurants as well.
Driving is usually the best means of transportation in Leicester. Finding a parking spot is easy. On the other hand, the public transit service in this town is quite poor. Thankfully, home owners are served by a few bus lines. Leicester is not very convenient for walking as very few daily errands can be run without the use of a car.