Set along the breath-taking River Severn, Shrewsbury is a highly sought after market town in Shropshire, located 43 miles north west of Birmingham and just nine miles from the border of Wales. It is the county town of Shropshire and has plenty to offer residents.
If this beautiful market town is a place you'd like to live, you’ll find a variety of new homes in Shrewsbury across our new build developments in the area.
24 schools are rated as either “Good” or “Outstanding” by Ofsted
Shrewsbury School won Independent School of the Year in 2020
WHY SHREWSBURY IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
With a rich history and influence on UK arts and culture, Shrewsbury is known for its contributions to ballet and dance, drama and music, as well as pantomime. Today the town also hosts several annual cultural festivals celebrating food, music and art. With over 660 listed buildings and streets packed with mediaeval architecture and landmarks, Shrewsbury’s 76,700 residents have access to striking scenery and culture right on their doorstep.
The county of Shropshire has been named one of the happiest places to live by the Office of National Statistics, and when it comes to Shrewsbury it’s easy to see why. The town has a rich community spirit and is filled with friendly, welcoming locals. Shrewsbury’s scenic surroundings and unspoilt feel make it a highly desirable place to call home, with plenty to do and see. Whether it's a day of birdwatching and nature walks or exploring the historic cobbled streets filled with bustling bars, cafes, and restaurants, no two days are the same in this fantastic market town.
For families looking to relocate to Shrewsbury, you'll also find plenty of choice in terms of schools, with comprehensive, grammar schools, and sixth form colleges in the area. Shrewsbury School won Independent School of the Year in 2020, and there are also five schools rated as “Outstanding” and 19 rated as “Good” by Ofsted. Staffordshire University is also around an hour’s drive away from Shrewsbury.
You’ll also find a host of activities and events designed for children in and around the town including treasure map trails, trampoline parks, nature walks, and community activities that make for a fantastic family day out.
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With great transport links to larger cities as well as ample thriving local businesses in a variety of sectors, there are plenty of local and commutable job opportunities for those looking to relocate to Shrewsbury. For commuters, there are excellent transport links including direct trains to Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
Over the last 15 years the local government has also secured significant investment into local businesses, arts and culture, youth programmes, and more. As an ever-evolving, scenic historic town with a strong community spirit, Shrewsbury continues to be a fantastic place to live for local residents.
If you want to call Shrewsbury home, you’ll find a range of new builds in Shrewsbury for sale with Wain Homes.
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