Living in Melton

Welcome to the land of opportunity, the Rural Capital of Food, a place with a historic town and beautiful countryside, of entrepreneurs, artisans and international businesses.

Why Melton?

The Rural Capital of Food

Melton Mowbray is one of the oldest and most famous market towns in the country. It is surrounded by 70 beautiful villages nestled in the Leicestershire countryside Together, town and country make up Melton Borough, a fantastic place to live and work.


In the Heart of England

Melton is located in the heart of England and very well connected to nearby towns and the thriving cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Lincoln. The town boasts easy road and rail links to the rest of the country and is close to two major UK airports.


Excellent State & Independent Schools

With a range of exemplary nurseries, independent and state schools, sixth form and further education colleges, Melton Borough offers a wide choice of learning opportunities. No fewer than seven of the country’s top universities are less than an hour’s drive away.

Live in Melton

Make Melton Your Home

Housing in the town and nearby villages offer Melton residents an abundance of purchase and rental options. 6000 new homes are planned: two-thirds in the town and on its outskirts. Many local villages are quintessentially English with a country pub, church, village hall and shops.

Health & Wellbeing

Stay Fit, Healthy & Happy

Melton has been voted the happiest place to live in Leicestershire, with life satisfaction levels at an all-time high. There’s a host of medical practices and dentists as well as a hospital offering maternity, rehabilitation and palliative care facilities. Hospitals in Leicester are just 35 miles away.

The Melton Lifestyle

Enjoy Life in Melton

Melton residents and visitors are spoilt for choice. The town and the borough are righty famed as the Rural Capital of Food with famous markets. Aside from almost 200 square miles of countryside to explore on foot or by bike, the region features magnificent parks, rivers and canals.

Leisure Sport & Recreation

Activities to Help You Stay Active

Melton Borough’s impressive countryside and country parks offer countless opportunities for leisure and recreation. Relax at a spa resort, get adventurous at a theme park, freshen up with open water swimming, or indulge in a range of sports and fitness activities. Melton has it all.

Employment & Work

Jobs in Melton

More than 2,500 businesses are based in Melton Borough including major manufacturers and international service organisations with global brands and reputations as well as hundreds of dynamic smaller businesses that form the heart of a vibrant and thriving SME community.

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