New Homes in Shropshire
As part of the West Midlands, Shropshire shares a boundary with Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, in addition to the English border with Wales. Predominantly rural and offering a slower pace of life, local attractions include the famous Iron Bridge and Ludlow Castle.
The biggest natural draw in the region is the Shropshire Hills, where you can spend long days walking with the family. Whether you’re visiting landmarks like museums and abbeys, or choosing between biggest town Telford and county town Shrewsbury, start exploring our developments in Shropshire below.
Living in Shropshire
A primarily rural county with swathes of open countryside surrounding a selection of pleasant towns and villages, you can look forward to an inviting pace of life when you buy a new home in Shropshire. You can also look forward to securing a great deal when you take up one of our latest offers. Arrangements like our Part Exchange scheme are the perfect way to reduce your stress levels and save a considerable amount of money if you have a home to sell as part of your move.
Things to see and do in Shropshire
There are lots of interesting cultural attractions across the county, including Shrewsbury’s local castle and abbey, Blists Hill Victorian Town and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. The Royal Air Force Museum and Ludlow Castle are well worth a visit, along with the historic Iron Bridge. If you have kids, Coalbrookdale’s interactive design and technology centre, Enginuity, should be on your to-do list, along with Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom and Wonderland in Telford.
If you love to spend time exploring natural landscapes, it’s tough to beat the rolling Shropshire Hills for quintessentially British scenery. Whether you’re cycling, hiking or jogging, don’t miss the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley either, or the 19-mile-long Wenlock Edge where you may be lucky enough to stumble upon an ancient fossil. And make sure you head up the Wrekin for breathtaking views out across the local area.
Shropshire has many excellent schools where you’d be happy to send your children, including Longnor CofE Primary just to the south of Shrewsbury. It’s outstanding according to Ofsted, while the nearby Woodfield Infant School and Telford’s St George’s CofE are both in the education board’s top band too.
The same goes for Shrewsbury’s Priory School, a former girls’ grammar which is now a mixed secondary with academy status. Belvidere School is another outstanding secondary in Shrewsbury, while Thomas Telford School is in the heart of Telford and another of the county’s top options.
Transport links in Shropshire
Shropshire has a good selection of bus and rail routes you can use to get around, with major places like Shrewsbury and Telford having their own train stations. Services between the two towns take just 20 minutes, while the M54 motorway passes through the latter on its way east towards large West Midlands cities like Wolverhampton and Birmingham. There are plenty of A roads which link different parts of the county, while certain areas offer excellent access to international airports in Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.
The Shropshire property market
Shropshire’s house prices are very similar to the average across the rest of England and Wales, while the county has seen sustained long-term growth over recent years. This is a great area to buy a new home in, while the same goes for spots like Lichfield and Hednesford just over the Staffordshire border. Wherever you want to live, don’t miss schemes like the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for an extra boost to your finances.
Help to Buy Shropshire
In Shropshire you can take advantage of Help to Buy West Midlands of England if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy West Midlands page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.