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Telford is the largest town in Shropshire and home to Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Revered as ‘The Birthplace of Industry’ due to its location in The Gorge, Telford is internationally recognised as one of the pioneer areas of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. In modern times, the town has undergone extensive development and is now a very popular place to live due to its business and shopping facilities and vast number of new-build properties.
Just 40 minutes away from Telford 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 Telford
If buying in Telford, you will notice that the price for detached homes vary incredibly. Large family homes that need renovation start at £142,000 but grand period homes and farmhouses can be purchased for just under £1 million. For families needing a property that is budget friendly, three and four-bed semis range between £65,000 and £130,00. Terraced homes varying in condition and number of bedrooms fall into the £50,000 to £80,000 bracket. If you are looking for a flat, look to have a minimum budget of £40,000.
Telford is a fantastic place to move due to its wide variety of properties. There are period properties, bungalows, flats and some excellent ex-council homes that have been bought, renovated, and resold. Furthermore, due to Telford’s expansion, there are new homes being constantly.
If buying is not on the cards for you at the moment, the rental market in Telford is buoyant. One and two-bed flats can be snapped up for £300 to £500 pcm dependant on location and condition. Two-bed terraced homes are a fantastic option for smaller families or couples and are available for prices around £450 pcm, the larger family terraces coming in at £525 pcm. Semi-detached homes are upwards of £495 pcm and look to spend around £650 pcm for a large detached property.
Shopping and Entertainment in Telford
In the centre of Telford is Shropshire’s biggest shopping centre; open 7 days a week and with a huge 4000 car parking spaces. On the outskirts of the shopping centre is the new Southwater development which is full of restaurants, bars, and cafes. Furthermore, the centre is home to a huge swimming pool and multi-screen cinema.
Telford is also home to the 6th largest exhibition space in the UK. The Telford International Centre constantly has new exhibits and diverse entertainment gracing its annual programme. To experience something new, or perhaps hone your skills, take the family along to the ski centre or ice rink.
Transport Links Telford
Due to Telford being a new town, it was planned with public transport in mind. Therefore, it has three railway stations; Wellington, Oakengates, and Telford Central. Telford Central is the best-served station, with trains to London, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Chester, and Holyhead. Both Wellington and Oakengates have services to Birmingham, Wolverhampton, and Shrewsbury.
Telford has one of the lowest car ownership figures in the UK due to its strong transport links. The local and regional buses are regular and reliable in Telford and many rely upon them daily.
Furthermore, Telford is ideally located on the M54, which is a spur of the M6 linking the town to the West Midlands and Wolverhampton. Shrewsbury and Cannock can also be easily accessed via the A5.