Shrewsbury is located just nine miles away from the Welsh border in Shropshire and is known for its fantastic period buildings that date back to the 15th and 16th centuries – over 600 listed buildings in total. The historic town is famed for being the birthplace of Charles Darwin and visitors can see Mount House (the Grade II listed Georgian building) where he was born. Many comment that Shrewsbury has all the beauty and ambiance of a cathedral city (minus the cathedral) and is a wonderful place to live, particularly for families.
Just 30 minutes away from Shrewsbury is the family-run Britannia Thomas Casserlys. Located in Oswestry, the friendly team are not only perfectly located for moves in and around Shropshire, but also the adjoining counties, and mid-Wales.
Moving to Shrewsbury
You cannot help but be sucked in by the black and white Tudor homes and jolly red-brick Georgian properties that grace the winding alleys at the heart of Shrewsbury. Belmont and Swan Hill boast some of the most picturesque properties and houses are quickly snapped up in these areas. If you want a period property but have a slightly lower budget, head over the river and explore around the Abbey. There are some lovely suburban terraces and estates in the south-west of Shrewsbury, around Kingsland and Frankwell, which also have some fantastic town houses and detached homes.
If you are seeking to buy in Shrewsbury have a budget of £425,000 to £1.2 million if your heart desires large detached period properties or town houses. Modest detached homes tend to fetch between £200,000 and £425,000 and semis, £130,000 – £500,000. Terraces and cottages are a great option for first-time buyers, settling between £100,000 and £300,000. One and two bedroom flats and apartments are upwards of £85,000.
Flats to rent in Shrewsbury start at very reasonable £350 pcm, but you could splash out a little extra and secure a small terraced cottage for £425 pcm. Family sized terraces are upwards of £575 pcm, rising to £650 for a semi-detached home. Three-bedroom detached homes start at £700 pcm, rising to £925 pcm for a four-bed. Large period homes tend to creep over £1000 pcm dependant on location, condition, and number of bedrooms and reception rooms.
Schools in Shrewsbury
Those who live in Shrewsbury are spoilt for choice when it comes to primary schools. St George’s, Oxon, Coleham, St Mary’s Catholic and The Grange are all ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. St Giles CofE is particularly popular as it was rated ‘outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted inspection.
In terms of secondary schools, Sundorne and Meole Brace are both ‘good’ whereas Belvidere and The Priory are ‘outstanding’.
For independent schooling Shrewsbury School and Shrewsbury High are very illustrious. Shrewsbury School is a co-educational school for children aged 13 to 18. Shrewsbury High is a day school which takes boys from the ages of three to 13 and girls from three to 18.
Transport Links Shrewsbury
The M6 is just 30 minutes’ drive from Shrewsbury, allowing for great access to other road networks and locations. Telford is just a 25-minute drive and central Birmingham can be accessed in just over an hour.
There are only two trains to London Euston a day, during peak hours. However, throughout the rest of the day, a quick change at Wolverhampton will quickly have you on your way to the capital. Services also run to Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester Piccadilly, Swansea, and Chester.