Staffordshire

Staffordshire is one of the most beautiful parts of England. From its rolling hills to its picturesque valleys, it’s a part of the country that many people dream about living in. The county is surrounded on all sides by the beautiful English countryside, while also being within easy reach of some major cities.

For prospective homebuyers who are looking for somewhere to settle down in Staffordshire, there are a number of factors they should consider before making the final decision about where to buy their new house. This article will discuss these different factors.

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Shugworth Hall in Staffordshire

Where is Staffordshire?

We’ll start with where Staffordshire is located. It borders Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, and Derby which means that there are plenty of opportunities for work locally.

Areas in Staffordshire

There are a variety of different areas that prospective homebuyers might want to consider living in Staffordshire.

These include Newcastle-under-Lyme, Cannock and Burton upon Trent which all have excellent transport links into London as well as being close enough to major cities such as Birmingham where there is plenty going on.

Newcastle-under-Lyme – This town is located in the north of Staffordshire and is home to a population of around 75,000. It’s known for its Georgian architecture as well as its castle which overlooks the town.

Cannock – Cannock is located in the southwest of Staffordshire and has a population of just over 60,000 residents. The area has excellent transport links into Birmingham and is just under an hour away from the city centre.

Rose Bridge in Staffordshire

Tamworth – Tamworth is located in the northeast of Staffordshire and is home to around 80,000 residents. The area is best known for its historic castle which dates back to the 11th Century.

Burton upon Trent – The town of Burton-upon-Trent is located near to Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire, England. This small but bustling market town was home to one of the world’s biggest breweries until 2005 when it was taken over by SABMiller. The town has a population of just over 70,000 and is known for its independent shops as well as its brewing heritage.

Stoke-on-Trent – Stoke-on-Trent is the largest city in Staffordshire, with a population of over 250,000. The city is known for its pottery industry and has been dubbed the ‘City of Ceramics’.

Universities in Staffordshire

Staffordshire is home to a few different universities including Keele University and Staffordshire University. Both are highly ranked and considered excellent choices for students.

Keele University – Located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Keele University is a public research university with around 15,000 students. Keele specialises in medical and scientific research and was ranked joint 33rd in the UK in medicine.

Staffordshire University – Located just outside Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire University is a public university with around 20,000 students. The institution offers a range of courses such as creative arts and design degrees at the foundation level to PhDs in engineering sciences at the post-grad level

Top Schools in Staffordshire

Staffordshire countryside

The area also has some top schools which can be important for families looking to move to the county. These include:

The Royal School – The Royal School is one of the top schools in Staffordshire. It teaches children from reception to year 13 and has a good record for high grades at GCSE level, with its pupils getting an average score of around six A*s per pupil.

Newcastle Under Lyme School – Newcastle Under Lyme School is another top school in Staffordshire. It educates children from reception to year 11 and has a reputation for being one of the best schools in the county for sport.

St Dominic’s High School – The third most highly rated secondary school in Staffordshire is St Dominic’s High School. Located in the town of Stone, this school is one of three Catholic high schools to be found in Staffordshire and educates children from reception through to year 13.

Population of Staffordshire

The population density is fairly low compared to other parts of the country – just 69 people per square kilometre. This means that the county is sparsely populated with just over one million inhabitants living in an area of around 777 km², giving Staffordshire a population density of 69 ppl/km².

The vast majority of residents live in urban areas; only five parishes are classed as rural. The largest urban area is Stoke-on-Trent, with a population of around 240,000 and about one million living in the surrounding conurbation that includes Newcastle under Lyme and Kidsgrove.

 

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The flats design is very modern and simple

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The flats are very modern and have been painted in a white colour, you have Hanley bus station and stoke station that allows you to travel easily and have potteries that even though is very empty at the moment in next couple of years with redevelopment will become better.

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The flats design is very modern and simple with white and black theme predominately white. facilities are great with a new washing machine and dishwasher, would ideally like more plug sockets so can change where the TV is positioned in the flats. property management is good but can come at inconvenient times if you have a 9 to 5 job. The lovely Michelle sorts all the post and makes sure people are able to get there parcels and deal with issues.

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I wish i knew before moved in to have thing for the wall as the flat looks empty with out decoration on the walls.

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When first moved in there was a delay getting issues addressed but they are a lot better now and have a quick turn around

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Brilliant but

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Review Date Apr 2022

Brilliant local amenities city centre location is perfect

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Brilliant building only issue is the lifts keep breaking at least once every week and for the price I would expect better repairs and we had the idea that the building would hold event but nothing ever happens. but other than that it’s perfect and amazing locations.

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Maintenance timescales

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Yes but dose take a a little while to get reply’s and things seen too

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Modern, clean apartments.

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Review Date Apr 2022

The area is great with easy access to the town and directly next to big tesco that’s useful, it’s only a 15 minute walk from station.

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The clayworks building is nice and modern wirh great facilities such as bike shed and roof top garden, the flats when you move in are great clean looking and quite spacious. Build management has been a problem in the past but has got better over the last couple of months.

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The lifts have been an issue with at least once a month one of the lifts breaks

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Took a while for us to get out lock fixed when it broke but seems to be getting better

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A Perfectly Snug Home

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Review Date Apr 2022

Being my first time living properly on my own, I have everything I need in a short walks distance. Which I don’t even have to tell you is pretty great especially being someone who struggles with walking!
The only problems in this aspect come from being quite near the centre of Hanley and aren’t at all the fault of the building. Friday and Saturday nights mean my windows have to be sealed closed because of club-goer noises and also weed smell.

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This building has a very modern feel about it. The big wall windows being a personal favourite of mine so I can easily watch the sunsets without considerable effort. I will say I had a few problems at the start where my bath wasn’t connected properly so it would flood my bathroom but it was quickly fixed when brought up to management!

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As a cat owner, beware of the windows. And I would suggest only open the one in the bedroom and then only slightly, especially if you have a brainless fur baby such as mine. The sliding door window seems to be sort of a cat death trap.

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Very quickly and problems seemed to be fixed on a promise of ASAP.

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