Worcestershire

Worcestershire is a beautiful place with many great features that make it an attractive destination for home buyers. Worcestershire has everything from quaint villages to bustling cities, and you can find just about any type of school or university you are looking for. The population is large enough to provide all the amenities you want but small enough so as not to be overwhelming. There’s no reason not to consider moving to this wonderful county!

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Best places to live in Worcestershire

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Where is Worcestershire?

Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county shares borders with Gloucestershire to the east, Herefordshire to the south-east, and Shropshire to the north-west. It covers an area of 5,451 square kilometres (2,110 sq mi). With over 1 million residents living there, it’s one of England’s most populous counties. Worcestershire has many beautiful towns and villages for families looking for their perfect home!

Areas in Worcestershire

There are plenty of places to choose from when looking for a home in Worcestershire. The county has rural and urban areas, each with their own unique charm.

Worcester – Worcester is the largest city in Worcestershire and is located in the northwest of the county. It’s a vibrant city that offers plenty of culture and amenities for residents as well as easy access to Birmingham within just one hour via train or car. It also has excellent connections across England due to its central location in the country.

Malvern Hills – The Malvern Hills are located in the southwest of Worcestershire and offer some of the best views in the county. They’re a great place to live if you love the outdoors, as there are plenty of hiking trails and open spaces to enjoy.

Worcester Cathedral

Redditch – Redditch is located in the south of the county and is home to several important companies such as Allely Group, The Worcestershire Sauce Company, Balfour Beatty and Severn Trent.

Hereford – Hereford is located in the west of Worcestershire and provides an excellent commuter location for residents who work in Birmingham or Worcester. It’s a picturesque town with many green spaces, parks and riverside walks.

Universities in Worcestershire

Worcester University is the only university located in Worcestershire, and it currently has a student body of over 11,000. The university is known for its excellent teaching facilities and was ranked 32nd in the UK according to the 2013 Sunday Times University Guide.

The university offers a wide range of courses across a variety of faculties, including business, law, engineering and the sciences.

Top Schools in Worcestershire

According to The Daily Telegraph’s 2019 school league tables, the top five schools in Worcestershire are:

Malvern College – ranked fourth in the UK, Malvern College is located in Great Malvern, which is a historic market town. It has a reputation for its strong academic results and pastoral care.

Worcestershire countryside

Kings School, Worcester – a co-educational day school for pupils aged three to 18, Kings School is the oldest in Worcestershire and has been educating students since the 16th century.

Redmarley D’Abitot CE Primary school – ranked the 12th best primary school in England, Redmarley D’Abitot is a Church of England school that has been educating pupils since the early 1800s.

Worcester Royal Grammar School – ranked as the 52nd best grammar school in the UK, Worcester Royal Grammar School is a selective boys’ school with a long history dating back to 1291.

St Peter’s Catholic High for Girls – ranked 17th best secondary school in England, St Peter’s Catholic High for Girls is a selective school that has been providing education for young women since 1915.

Population of Worcestershire

As of 2019, the population of Worcestershire is estimated to be around 592,158 The county covers an area of approximately 580 square miles and has a largely rural economy with some industrial regions in the southeast part of the county.

Reviews in Worcestershire

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Nice quiet development with a friendly vibe

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Review Date Apr 2022

A number of local shops, pubs and cafe’s. Local stores are not very affordable. Multiple residents requested bins be put on the development as there are issues with litter and dog faeces however lion court refused to make this accommodation. Quiet Neighbourhood.

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Nice quiet development with a friendly vibe, unfortunately lion court are constantly behind their target dates for completely roads and areas of the development to there is still work being done. There is often litter on the development and dog faeces as Lion court refuses to but in litter bins despite bed no requested by multiple residents. As a developer we and other neighbors we have spoken to have had a long list of issues with Lion court.

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I wish we would of realised that the developers would large wipe their hands of us once we had completed our 5 star review.

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The best feature of our home is the en suit to the master bedroom.

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From start to finish the customer service has been poor

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Review Date Apr 2022

The local area is great and the facilities are good. The issues I have are with the developer, who quite simply do not know or care about their customers. I would not buy from Elan again.

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My experience with Elan homes has been poor to say the least. From start to finish the customer service has been poor. I moved into a new home last June, raised numerous snags due to poor workmanship and finish. I am still waiting for the snags to be completed 8 months on. They do not respond in a timely manner and the build quality is poor. I will never buy from this company again and I advise anyone considering buying a new home to think very carefully.

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I wish I would have known how poorly the homes are built and how bad the customer service was going to be.

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Response has been poor. I am still waiting for snags to be resolved. I am also still finding issues.

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Love the area not the developer!

Review Date Apr 2022

Malvern is a wonderful place to live.people are very friendly and there are some wonderful places to visit. We are lacking in some aspects as we are rural but this is to be expected. Everyone here is very friendly, we have a lot of lovely local businesses to use .

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The design of Malvinha is what first attracted us. The house was designed with family in mind and would be an easy transition (we moved with a 4year old and a 4 month old). You expect issues with new builds but we have been here 2 years and still are having issues which are taking months to be resolved if not years. This development has been here 3+ years and is still not finished! We are still without pavements and have been fobbed off continuously by the site manager. The house is great but still causing issues – we will not buy a new build again! Lioncourt are, as a developer, lax.

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How bad Lioncourt are for customer service and even just keeping you informed of works and timescales- constantly told one thing and it’s never right

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Lot of light and ample sized rooms. Family bathroom is small though for the size of the house and severe lack of storage upstairs

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A nice secluded site

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Review Date Mar 2022

Nice secluded site and is very quiet, yet is within walking distance of the local shops and pub. More parking for visitors would have made a difference on the site.

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The design of the houses and the site are very good, the gardens are quite large compared to some other new build sites that we have viewed. More visitor parking would have been beneficial, but the site does benefit from some large open spaces to facility the building of a community.
There have been a number of issues across the site with the standard of plumbing work that has been carried out by the subcontractor.

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It would have been nice to have had neighbours living in the surrounding houses to have asked their views.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best thing about the home is the location on the site, it is in one of the quieter parts and nearer large open spaces .

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