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.

 

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Wouldn’t recommend buying a home from Bovis or Anwyl every again as NEW builds.

Review Date May 2022

I lived in the area when I was a child so to buy a house on the estate meant alot to me. The houses are expensive yet the after care from both Bovis and Anwyl head office is disgusting. The play area for the children was supposed to have been completed by now but hasnt even been started yet.
The roads are terrible and again Bovis the main builder does nothing to repairs holes in the road.
The residents of Haygate Fields have emailed head office to get answers but again no reply and all Anwyl say is that it is Bovis that are responsible. That may be the case but alot of people bought Anwyl homes so expect what they were told would be on the estate. Otherwise we are sure this could be seen as Mis-sold.
The estate and house will be lovely in years to come but thats when the builders have gone and the home owners have done repairs to their own homes .

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No- facilities, No -management and No – property management.

On a whole nothing that we as residents were promised when we signed up from the builders and exchanged alot of well earned money.

There are very old protected trees on the estate that the heavy machines are not suppose to be around but they do and so this is not doing the roots any good. This will be reported to the correct body as we have imagines

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If alot of us had been told the truth when we were enquiring about the esate then neither of the builders would have sold the houses. Lovely area and always has been but Bovis and Anwyl have ruined the area.

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They have not responed to the emails sent with answers. They sent an email to say they would respond to us in 14 days but still havent after one month.

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Utter disappointment

Review Date Nov 2021

The area itself is wonderful. We’re tucked away so we don’t have to deal with the city atmosphere

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Horrendous. I would NEVER. Buy a house from Lovell again. Biggest mistake k have every made complete and utter disappointment. We moved in with things suck as the bathroom not working and after a year still not fixed. The property management gives us the run around trying to get anything fixed. Our hallways light switches still don’t work. The upstairs bathroom toilet is broken and our backyard is COMPLETELY uneven. These are only a handful of the issues that our house still has.

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I wish I had known that Lovell makes a mockery of housing companies.

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No. They have not fixed one of the issues we bought the house unknowingly and it’s been a disgrace.

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Brilliant all round estate

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Review Date Aug 2021

Transport links are brilliant that’s what’s why I chose this house for the convenience of the motorway being so close.
Parking isn’t brilliant for visitors , living here is very quiet and views are fantastic.

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The design of the estate has been well thought about with all types of houses mixed together.
Building management good property management is very good too.
Facilities are brilliant so basically the motorway is less than 5 mins away and big supermarkets only 5 mins too with beautiful walks and. Lovely park well done Bovis

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Would have liked more visitors parking

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Still waiting about an aerial problem in the loft to be looked at

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Happy with everything

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Review Date Aug 2021

I have everything on my door step which is great it is very quiet and has lovely people

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The house is beautiful and the layout including the area. The only issue I have is I have asked a few times for jobs to be done and they haven’t yet been done at first they would come very quickly but now it is taking longer

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Nothing

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Yes but they still haven’t come and out and sorted it

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