Shropshire

If you are looking for a new home, then Shropshire might be the place for you. This county is located in the West Midlands region of England and has much to offer prospective homeowners. For example, it offers affordable housing prices that will leave plenty of room leftover in your budget for all those other things that make life worth living. Shropshire boasts some fantastic countryside, but also has plenty of towns and cities for those who prefer city life!

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Best places to live in Shropshire

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Shrewsbury in Shropshire

Where is Shropshire?

Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire to its east, Herefordshire to its west, and Worcestershire to its south-west. To the north, Shropshire has a border with Staffordshire across the River Severn. The civil parish of Shrewsbury includes both town and largely rural areas that fall within both Shrewsbury borough and Telford and Wrekin borough.

Areas in Shropshire

The county has a number of towns, including the capital Shrewsbury. There are also several market centres in the county such as Newport and Market Drayton that were established during the Middle Ages. Some of the more popular areas for prospective home buyers include:

Shrewsbury – The county town of Shropshire, located on the River Severn. The town has a population of over 72,000 and is home to several universities and colleges, including University Centre Shrewsbury. It also has a number of excellent independent schools, including Shrewsbury High School, Lady Manners and Meole Brace.

Church Stretton – A popular market town in southwest Shropshire with a population of around 11,000. The area is known for its attractive countryside as well as two national nature reserves that are close to the town: Long Mynd and Stiperstones.

Shrewsbury in Shropshire

also popular for its food and drink – Ludlow Food Festival is held every year during September and October to celebrate local produce as well as the internationally renowned Ludlow Marches Food & Drink festival that takes place at Easter.

Shifnal – A market town in northeast Shropshire with a population of around 13,000. It is close to the county border with Staffordshire and is well known for its annual carnival which takes place in late August/early September.

Much Wenlock – A small market town in southeast Shropshire located on the River Severn, Much Wenlock has a population of just over 2500. The town is best known for its annual Wenlock Olympian Games, which have been taking place every year since 1850 with the exception of during the two World Wars.

Universities in Shropshire

Shropshire is home to a number of universities, the most notable of which are:

The University of Shropshire – A public university located in the town of Shrewsbury. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of disciplines.

Shrewsbury in Shropshire

Harper Adams University – A specialist agricultural and applied science university, Harper Adams University is located in Newport.

Telford College – A further education college based in Telford that offers a range of courses and qualifications at all levels.

Top Schools in Shropshire

Shropshire has a number of schools that have been recognised as being within the top 100 best state secondary schools across England. These include:

St Martins High School – Considered to be one of the best comprehensive schools in the country, St Martins High School is located in Oswestry.

The Priory School – A co-educational independent school situated in Shrewsbury, The Priory School offers GCSEs and A-Levels to students aged 11-18 years old.

Population of Shropshire

Shropshire has a population of 319,189 (Source: 2019 Census) with an average population density of 23 people per hectare. Most of the population is located in the south of Shropshire, with Telford being home to most people living in the county.

 

Reviews in Shropshire

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I love the design of my house I just wish I had a bigger garden

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Review Date Jul 2024

it’s a lovely area with alot of parks and space to take the kids out, it has a school down the road and a shop and nursery

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I love the design of my house I just wish I had a bigger garden, and a driveway attached to my house other than that it’s a wonderful house with alot to do inside decorating wise and alot of space for furniture ect, the property has been managed very well

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the garden sizes can be small speciallybif you have children but other than that everything’s perfect

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yes I raised an issue with the toilets breaking and they was quick to fix

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Lovely quiet development, feels like you have privacy here

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Review Date May 2024

The local area is lovely and quiet, well maintained roads and nearby to my children’s school. Near by shops are okay, supermarket a small drive away.

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Lovely quiet development, feels like you have privacy here. Everyone’s nice and keeps to themselves. The street is quiet and safe for the kids to be outside. House is well designed and lovely and spacious we have a weaver 3 bed. Nice garden size and driveway space.

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I wish I’d had chance to view my property before moving in, however irs been lovely.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I have not bought uo any issues to be resolved yet.

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Hi Rhi,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We’re delighted to hear that you’re happy with your Simple Life home, the local area and us as your landlord!

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Review Date May 2024

I love living where we do. Its only 10 minutes from the nearest supermarket, and on either side you have the cities of Telford and Wolverhampton but also Shrewsbury on the other end. We are 5 minutes from the nearest station with lines to Birmingham which makes commuting easy. The parking is great and spacious across all houses and the estate feelings like a community

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I am still getting used to the electric only house. Understanding the heating and the cooker for example takes getting used to. But it makes the property and bills such good value for money. I wish there was a bigger drum for the washing machine but the facilities are top of the range and reliable. No concerns from me. The property manager is readily on hand to answer all questions and organise maintenance should we need which is a huge comfort.

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More about the heating unit and how it works. It was hard understanding how to get the best temperature but the engineer talked me through it

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Building management are quick to escalate issues if needs be. They ring and communicate to myself thoroughly and answer all questions I have.

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Assembly Park Living

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Review Date May 2024

Ideal if you like open spaces, hardly any road noise and good accessibility and access to transport links.

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Well thought out development, the design is significantly bigger than other new builds. Good park for families with children, good property management with excellent response times to queries. Good app to lodge any queries or concerns with property management

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How long building works would be continuing for and what the estate would like when finished.

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Yes, very quickly and efficiently and answered all questions well.

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