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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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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Never buy Bovis – never never never

Review Date Sep 2022

There isn’t anything good about this site.

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Bovis build quality is shockingly bad – every owner has about 180+ defects but Bovis are so bad they never get done. I’ve ben dealing with mine for more than 15 months now and some I have just lost energy to fight them anymore. They lie about things ordered even though its on their system (premium wardrobes ordered – one bedroom had nothing fitted on arrival and the other the fitted their cheapo ones) – even though I had paid for the premium.
Garden turf £1500 – they flooded it first time of watering, then denied this happened the grass is now rubbish and wont replace it – there’s no topsoil as per spec – they say their “soil” is also topsoil which is a complete lie again.
Water cylinder failed, leaks in pipes, bath cold water doesn’t work the list goes on!
The site is a disgrace – potholes left about 100m deep, dangerous holes 1m left its just really bad what ever you look at.

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How bad Bovis are – would never have moved here

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Still working through them 15 months later.
They have responded to some and refused others

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Nice open plan kitchen and living room

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Review Date Aug 2022

Perfect location in between loads of different shops. 5 min drive to the train station. Sometimes we have noisy neighbours. Good parking availability as we have our own drive. No traffic noise as only tenants drive past our house. It is not on a main road

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Nice open plan kitchen and living room. Perfect size bedrooms and a spacious modern bathroom. Lovely size garden and perfect parking to side of the house gorgeous inside facilities built in and very easy to use. Very modern fresh and light design we love it

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The repairs and complaints procedure

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Still waiting after 3 months for something to be fixed that was wrong before we moved in

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It would be good to have child play area with in the community.

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Review Date Aug 2022

There are nothing provided in the local area. Public transport is very near. Buns are collected on time.

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Able to open only 1 window in the master and double bedrooms. I would be good to have both windows open.
The cooker should have been gas. Wardrobe with shelves should have been good. Remaining all things are really good. Facilities provided are good. It would be good to have child play area with in the community.

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Response is pretty late for the issue I have raise.

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Hi Venkateswara,

Thank you for your review! Your feedback will be passed on to the Asset Manager for Sutherland Grange and they will attempt to identify you based on the information provided so we can chase up your maintenance request.

Poor property management

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Review Date Aug 2022

Lots of local shops, and pubs and decent transport links.

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I’ve lived in my house since August 2020, I am still waiting for a cupboard door to be fitted, and I am still waiting for my front and back door to be fixed. It’s hard to contact anyone to rectify my issues as the property manager changed every few months and the app to report problems never works for me.

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When I was shown around a “weaver house” a later learned that it wasn’t actually a weaver but I had already placed my deposit.

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Very difficult to maintain correspondence. Problems are promised to be fixed, then clearly forgotten about.

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