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A jewel in one of the country’s most beautiful counties, Worcester is a captivating medieval town striking a perfect balance between new and old. The architecture is phenomenal, particularly that of the grand Worcester Cathedral that overlooks the River Severn. However, for all its history, Worcester is home to a very metropolitan modern population, particularly due to the number of vibrant university attendees. It is equally as enjoyed by commuters (with great links to the M5), and retirees, with fantastic walks and a plethora of things to do.
Moving to Worcester
Whether you are a student or a business man, looking to downsize, or a first time buyer, there is simply a property for everyone in Worcester. Like all beautiful cathedral cities, there are some top-class period properties, particularly by the river, on Bath and London Roads, and in Barbourne. If you are looking for detached homes and have a budget of £300,000 to £400,000, have a peep at Battenhall and Claines. There are some very affordable houses around the St Peters area (both semi and detached) which is also a great location for the best schools. Detached homes there start at £215,000, whereas semis come in at £170,000. One-bed flats in the city have asking prices around £80,000. However, if you are looking for a starter home, £160,000 in Warndon will give you your own two-bed house.
Rental opportunities in Worcester start at £500 pcm for a one-bed flat, and rise to £1200 for a four-bed family home. If you do not drive and need access to the train station, The Arboretum is a development of Victorian homes within walking distance to rail connections. Prices range between £600 pcm and £800 pcm dependent upon size and number of bedrooms.
The Britannia Bennetts office is located in Malvern, just 15 minutes from Worcester. Therefore, Britannia Bennetts are not just ideally located for moves to and from Worcester, but the surrounding areas also.
Shopping in Worcester
Tucked away in modern shopping centres and some of the period buildings is a vast array of high-street favourites and independent retailers. For parents worried about where to the do the weekly food shop, Worcester has an Asda, Tesco, and Marks & Spencer. In the city centre, there are regular markets teeming with vendors selling the freshest fruit, vegetables, meat, and flowers. However, if you are looking to treat yourself, there a number of fashion stores; from House of Fraser, to outlet TK Maxx. Whatever you need to get your hands on, Worcester’s shopping facilities will undoubtedly have it for you.
Transport Links Worcester
Worcester is just a stone’s throw from the M5, which spans from Exeter to Birmingham. However, this network provides access to the majority of the UK.
Worcester is served by two train stations, with the nearest to the centre being Worcester Foregate Street. From here, services run to Birmingham New Street (46 minutes to 1 hour 3 minutes), Bristol Temple Meads (1 hour 32 minutes), and Kidderminster (21 minutes). In the east is Worcester Shrub Hill station. Services from this station travel to Kidderminster (18 minutes), Hereford (55 minutes), Birmingham Moor Street (57 minutes), and Great Malvern (18 minutes).