Benefits of living in Shropshire

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Benefits of living in Shropshire

20 August 2022

The national lockdowns in 2020 and 2021 saw a burst of people looking to not only move home – but also move location. With people spending more time at home than ever before, it got many homeowners reconsidering their surroundings. Your home became less of a place to inhabit in between working and became much more of a solace. The lockdowns saw a surge of city livers wanting to get out of the cities and escape to the country – and we saw a boost in sales for our home developments throughout Shropshire.

Our home county is the perfect place for those seeking somewhere relaxing and scenic to live. Here are the reasons why we see Shropshire as a great place to live:

1. Nationally voted

In 2019, Shropshire was voted as the happiest place to live in the UK. Self-explanatory, but who wouldn’t want to live in a happy area? There is a strong sense of community throughout the county, paired with a low population density and a low crime rate – what’s not to love!

2. Shopping

We know it’s important to have the essential amenities when finding somewhere to live. Luckily, Shropshire is home to 22 market towns, filled with craft shops, boutiques, tea rooms, restaurants, and salons and all the chain stores you are used to seeing! With a perfect blend of shopping experiences, you’ll be able to find whatever you’re looking for.

3. Nature

Covering almost a quarter of the county is the Shropshire Hills Area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’. With stunning countryside surrounding every area in Shropshire and bordering on Wales, you’ll find beautiful natural environments wherever you end up settling. Enjoy exploring, fresh air and plenty for people of all ages to enjoy and experience.

4. Transport

Shropshire is very well connected, with an hour’s drive or train ride away from the city hub of Birmingham, even being at the coast within 40 minutes! Buying a home in Shropshire is great for people commuting to Birmingham and neighbouring towns and is only a few hours’ drive to other cities including Manchester and Liverpool. Looking for some adventure? With great train connections in Shropshire, it’s an easy 2-and-a-half-hour journey from Shrewsbury to London Euston.

5. History

Many towns within Shropshire have held their historic looks. With stone pathways and historical landmarks throughout, there’s plenty to learn and explore. Why not take a stroll through Ludlow or Ironbridge – rich in heritage and beauty with plenty of historical buildings and attractions.

This is a great time to move to Shropshire, with such a wide range to love about this beautiful county! Find your dream new home in Shropshire today with Fletcher Homes.

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