Are you considering moving house? If you’re thinking about buying somewhere else and you’re seeking an escape to the country, you may want to consider Telford in Shropshire.
This beautiful ‘new town’ is the largest in the county, nestled amongst beautiful green spaces and packed full of amenities, making it ideal for families and young couples seeking a more relaxed way of life.
Telford is the largest town in Shropshire and one of the fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom. Named after Thomas Telford - a civil engineer that masterminded many of the transport projects around Shropshire - it’s home to around 155,000 people.
Originally built throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Telford represents one of the most successful new towns in the country and is home to a range of tourist attractions, amenities and beautiful countryside.
With Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Stafford and Birmingham all nearby, Telford has exceptional transport links and is ideal if you’re working in one of the bigger cities but want to live in a more relaxed environment surrounded by stunning landscapes.
While Telford is part of the West Midlands, you’ll generally find that Telford houses for sale are much more affordable than the major cities in the area. The majority of these developments still provide a world-class build quality and support a much higher quality of life.
With a long history relating to agriculture and industry, Telford describes itself as the ‘Birthplace of Industry’ and played a major part in the Industrial Revolution. It’s home to a number of major tourist attractions including Ironbridge Gorge - a scenic destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the town itself, you’ll find plenty of modern amenities such as Telford Centre - a major retail hub that serves 300,000 customers a week and hosts a broad range of high-street brands. Outside of Telford Centre, you’ll also find public leisure centres, a recently refurbished library and plenty of entertainment including an ice rink, a 10-screen IMAX cinema, a dry ski slope, theatres and renowned restaurants such as Mishu, Clays of Broseley and Restaurant 1840 amongst many more.
Telford has three railway stations that offer exceptional links around the West Midlands, with easy access to Birmingham International, Lichfield, Shrewsbury, Stourbridge, Tamworth, Walsall, Worcester and Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street.
If you’re seeking some fresh air, Telford has plenty of green spaces including Telford Town Park, a local nature reserve and winner of the ‘UK’s Best Park’ award. With a range of community spaces and multi-use games areas also available, Telford is ideal for families that want to get outside and partake in sports.
As one of the fastest-growing towns in the UK, it’s no surprise that Telford property has experienced price rises over the last 10 years. Houses for sale in Telford have risen in price by 68% over the last decade - translating to almost £93,000 - and while the area is still exceptionally affordable compared to nearby areas, buyers thinking about their future can expect prices to carry on rising.
Telford has a very active property market and there are a number of new developments appearing around the town - such as The Quarters, Redhill - designed to meet demand. This rising number of Telford houses for sale highlights the popularity of the town and the potential it can offer homebuyers seeking an affordable home in an area with a high standard of living.
So there’s plenty to see and do in Telford but what is day-to-day living like in this new town? Here's everything to know about local education, business & popular attractions in Telford.
Telford has an exceptional selection of schools and colleges in the local area, making it a popular choice for families that want to relocate.
For little ones starting their education, Telford has 12 primary school settings that all maintain a Good or Outstanding OFSTED rating.
School results outperform the national average and the town is home to some of the highest-performing grammar schools, FE colleges and Sixth Form programmes in the country.
The Government has invested £200 million into the secondary school system in Telford, which means every secondary school in the area has either been rebuilt or remodelled.
For students entering higher education, Telford College is a modern campus that offers a range of courses. There are also plenty of options for university study around Telford. The University of Wolverhampton and Harper Adams University have campuses in the borough, while universities in Birmingham, Coventry, Aston, Keele, Staffordshire and Derby are all easily accessible.
Telford has an established economy based on manufacturing and IT, contributing to one of the lowest unemployment rates in the West Midlands.
With plenty of large-scale employers in the area, Telford is often a popular choice for families or professionals relocating for work.
Some of the largest employers in the area include; Müller Yogurt & Desserts, Croud, Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd, Agilent Technologies, McConnell and Americold. Outside of manufacturing and IT, there are also plenty of independent businesses, retail and hospitality employers throughout the area.
Telford has a strong community atmosphere and hosts a range of local events and gatherings throughout the calendar year.
Telford Fake Festival is one of the largest annual events and hosts plenty of entertainment with some of the UK’s best tribute bands providing music.
Telford Feastival is ideal for the foodies in your life and attracts thousands of visitors seeking something delicious from the huge range of craft food stalls available.
Finally, Telford has a large selection of restaurants, bars and pubs - offering everything from world-class Indian cuisine to old-fashioned pub grub and local ales, wines or spirits.
Here at Platform, we specialise in helping buyers that are seeking a house for sale in Telford, providing a wide range of opportunities through our Shared Ownership scheme.
Taking advantage of a Shared Ownership house in Telford means only paying for your share of the property, removing the hassle of having to put down a hefty deposit and avoiding any expensive monthly payments.
With the potential to pay a deposit as low as 5% on your share of the property, Shared Ownership is a much more affordable alternative for those that want to get on the property ladder.
Below you can explore all of our Shared Ownership houses for sale in Telford and learn more about why this town might be your dream home destination.
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