Shrewsbury, a little Nirvana

Shrewsbury is considered to be one of the top 12 locations to live in the Midlands according to The Times and was nicknamed ‘little Nirvana’ which is just what is need to raise its profile and economy.

Insider’s tips

However, you may be wondering what would be an insiders’ perspective on living and buying property in Shrewsbury: the main one being the development of Western Shrewsbury which will comprise around 300 new homes with a connection to the North West Relief Road. Another reason is the growth with hotel and restaurant/pub creations including a petrol station with three hectares of land on the edges of the town off the Welshpool Road.

With this potential factor in the area, it starts bringing work prospects and alluring more interest in the region where it is still possible to buy a five bedroom house with land for just under £600,000.


Shropshire Council may be willing to pledged a further expansion of housing (the outline application is however still in the pipeline) through the David Wilson Homes and Jennings Estates  for Western Shropshire for a further 750 homes to be built over the following years. The sector is potentially booming. The territory covers around 24 hectares of greenfield  land at Churncote, Bicton Heath.

For the near future

For those looking to move in a few years, the properties vary in size with two to four-bedroom homes that will also make available 45 affordable schemes that are within the vicinity. This proposal is designed to accommodate today’s shifting social patterns including an ageing population, recreational facilities both social and sports based while being accessible for all members of society. There are also proposed prospective road developments, depending on the budget policy, that would also benefit the community and create a better link system between A5 bypass and the Holyhead Road for the possible NWWR.

What’s on offer

There is a true community spirit which is unlike any other and visiting the town, you will be engrossed in its culture and atmosphere as well as its magnificent countryside so close to the centre. For further information look at Rentify. There are very modern and well served medical outlets from hospitals, surgeries, dentists, schools with a railway that has excellent connections to all parts of the county. Having a low crime rate is a factor that enhances the assets of the region. Other reasons are the attractive property prices and low unemployment figures.

Shrewsbury is placed on the ladle of the Severn, a jumble of medieval streets and traditional farms (pictured below), Georgian terraces and parklands tumbling down to the water who’s noted personalities include Robert ‘Clive of India’, Mary Webb, Charles Darwin, Percy Thrower, Wilfred Owen to name but a few. It is a hidden treasure away from the mayhem that prides itself on festivals from folk, cartoons to Jazz at the Buttermarket plus the best reggae with stars like Freddie Macgregor and Julian Marley.


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