South Wigston is the most westerly of the three towns and home to around 7,000 residents. It is separated from Wigston by the railway line and has the only mainline railway station in the Borough – South Wigston. It is bordered to the south by the Grand Union Canal giving it easy access to countryside. Blaby Road Park is also a great benefit to the town, located to its eastern edge.
At its core, South Wigston is a planned community, built in the late 19th Century to house workers at the Orson Wright Brickworks. It is therefore a conservation area and largely made up of terraced dwellings laid in a grid pattern. This has been supplemented by later building and modern housing estates.
Blaby Road, the main east-west route, is home to a range of shops providing local services and forms the heart of the district centre. A smaller development of more modern retail units sits to the east, home to a Tesco and Lidl. South Wigston library is also located just off Blaby Road.
South Wigston is home to South Leicestershire College which sits at a gateway location on Blaby Road. Adjacent to this is the popular Blaby Road Park.