Glen Parva is a civil parish in Leicestershire with a population of over 5,000. To the north it runs into Aylestone, and to the east Eyres Monsell and South Wigston. To the south and west it is not immediately surrounded by development.
It is a largely residential area with no main shopping or leisure centres, although it is situated next to Fosse Shopping Park, which is one of Britain's largest out-of-town shopping parks. There are a few small shops located in Glen Parva itself, mainly being located at 'Carvers Corner'. Here there is a Newsagent, Off Licence, Post Office, Chemist, Barbers, Cob Shop and Accountant. In the surrounding area there is a beautician and another off licence as well as a working men's club which is for members only.