Harborough District is a beautiful part of rural England. It represents many good things about life – the bustle and friendless of our market towns, the quality of our built heritage and local landscape, the proximity to larger centres for shopping and cultural events and a relatively safe and tranquil place to live and work.
Harborough District covers an area of 238 square miles of rural south and east Leicestershire. It lays within the East Midlands Region, bordering Warwickshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the South and Rutland to the east. Harborough borders 4 other Leicestershire district authorities, namely Charnwood, Melton, Oadby, and Wigston and Blaby, and adjoins the east of Leicester City of Bushby, Scraptoft and Thurnby.
Harborough was placed 18th out of 50 best places to live in the Halifax 2018 Rural Areas Quality of life. The annual study analyses key factors that combine to determine quality of life across the nation, including employment, education, social and environmental factors