Moving to Shropshire…. Recommend me a town, village, hamelet…
I lived in Ellesmere for a couple of years, that was nice.
Bits of Wem look ok, and ex’s parents live on the edge.
Shrewsbury would be a cool place to be, I think.
What are you looking for?
More info, por favor?Posted 5 years ago
EDIT: Ironbridge nice.
ellesmere now has a huge tesco, thats killing the town,
At least it’s better than the empty creamery. 😥Posted 5 years ago
I disagree in it killing the town, there wasn’t that much to kill in the first place and it probably brings people into Ellesmere who’d probably have gone to Oswestry, Shrewsbury or St. Martins fo0r a supermarket shop.
Shropshire born and bred. Right now nestling just infront of the Wrekin.
Its a big and very varied county, where are you going to be working? have you got family here?
It can be a bugger to commute across and has the best and worst of everything!
Do you have a budget?
I could give you loads of amazing places!……………and a few shitholes to avoid!
I reckon Wrockwardine is pretty good!Posted 5 years ago
Great place to live but where you start looking depends on your budget. I live in Shropshire and where we are 3 bed semis fetch 180k upwards. I could move to Telford and buy a 4 bed detached but it is all about location.
Still I have a stunning view of the Wrekin and open fields.
Elmo where are you based?Posted 5 years agoslowmartMember
I live near Telford, Cannock is 30 minutes, the Wrekin is 10 minutes and Llandegla is under the hour. Eastridge is 30 minutes. Long mynd, stiper stones etc. get the picture!!
The Berwyns are pretty much of the radar of most mtb’s which lie just west of Oswestry and offer epic and unpopulated riding. Just don’t tell anyone.
If your into motorbikes we have some absolutely awesome bikers roads which aren’t heavily policed.
Housing is relatively less than the national average as are the salaries. I’m not a native but I love the county.Posted 5 years agoScamperMember
Shropshire is a big, big County physically and to some extent still undiscovered to the masses, thankfully. I’d avoid living in the north of the County (where I was brought up). Shrewsbury is a lovely County town and plenty of villages in the south of the County have their charm ie Cardington. Apparently the area between Shrewsbury Bridgenorth and Ludlow is the place to be with house prices to match. As said plenty of riding possibilities, and clubs.Posted 5 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Telford worth a gander IMO (an opinion probably not shared by many). It’s basically 10 villages that someone drew a line round in the 60s, stuck a Debenhams in the middle and called it a town. So there is massive variation across it. Some real legitmate shit hole estates, but also some very nice parts by the Severn.Posted 5 years ago
The town centre is really poor though tbf, so you wouldn’t be getting any advantages of urbanism beyond really basic stuff like there’s a petrol station and 3 supermarkets to choose from. It would be more a matter of comparing some of the villages mentioned already with the village-style life of Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale or Coalport (parts of Telford by the river).trailofdestructionMember
Lived in Wellington for a while, as the wife worked in Telford and I worked in Shrewsbury.
If I had to move back tomorrow, I’d go to back to Shrewsbury without complaint.
As others have said, there is a lot of variation, and quite a few places to avoid. Telford is best avoiding.Posted 5 years agomolgripsSubscriber
My fave part of Shropshire is the bit nearest Wales. Places like Clun or Newcastle etc. Ludlow is nice, went to college there – the riding is not as good as it used to be since they tried to encourage all the bikers to hang out in Bringewood instead of Mortimer Forest, but it’s still a great MTB spot on your doorstep.Posted 5 years ago
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