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Living in Telford: a guide from our estate agents


You might be thinking about moving to Telford and wondering how living in this town is. Our estate agents in Telford can tell you a few things about life in this area and the advantages of buying a house there.

A bit of history and demography of Telford

The town was founded in 1963 and named after engineer Thomas Telford, who was in charge of many rail projects in Shropshire. New residents came from Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall in the 1960’s and 1970’s, being those decades when major housing and commercial development occurred. In the latest years the shopping centre has been regenerated by new coffee shops, pubs and shops, a cinema and a bowling arcade.

As it is not too far from Birmingham (only around 45 minutes by train), Telford makes it easy to go for a night out in the city. Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton also within reach thanks to the three railway stations. There is also easy access by road, as Telford is situated at the terminus of the M54 motorway. All this adds up to make Telford a great location to live.

Housing in Telford

A survey showed that people from this town are on top nationally when it comes to being happy with the decor of their homes and the cost of running those homes. If you want to buy a house in Telford, there is a full range of housing options, from bungalows or flats to larger than normal ex-council owned properties that have been bought and resold over the last 20 years or so. Our estate agents in Telford will also help you find the right property for your needs.

On the other hand, if you wish to sell a house in Telford, our experienced team of estate agents will accurately evaluate your property so that you receive the best possible price.

A highly desirable area in West Midlands

There is something for everyone in Telford. Singletons, families, young or elderly will find a lively range of attractions. The list includes the following:

– 4 public swimming pools
– Large shopping centre
– Many private and council owned gyms
– Several sports teams and clubs
– Game areas
– Theatres
– Cinemas
– Bowling arcade
– Bingo halls
– Two new libraries
– Museums
– Silkin Way, a network of cycle and walking tracks
– Ice Rink
– Dry Ski Slope

While Birmingham is in easy reach, there is no need to leave Telford to enjoy a great night life! There is lots of cafes, pubs, cultural events and a wonderland for kids.

In addition if you enjoy nature, it has easy to access the great outdoors including a great county landmark, The Wrekin, and the River Severn meanders through Telford at Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge and Coalport. In the east of Telford, you will find Town Park, one of the largest in the country.

Actually, the town is one of the happiest in Britain according to in the Rightmove Happy at Home Index.

Do you have any more questions? Would you like to contact one of our Love Your Postcode agents in Telford? Call us on 01952 780207.

Living in Telford: a guide from our estate agents
By David Price