Telford: a great place to live

Recognised as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and established as a new town in the 1960s, Telford combines the best of old and new, giving residents a high quality of life and attracting over 3.6 million visitors per year.

In the last two years over £800m of investment has seen every secondary school in the borough rebuilt or extensively remodelled, the town centre revitalised and new road and rail infrastructure providing direct transport links to major cities across the UK including London.

While maintaining the reputation as a town of a thousand trees, the town boasts one of the largest town parks in the country, which, as well as hosting music and entertainment events attracting household names, is adjacent to a world class convention centre attracting many international events and exhibitions. With a vibrant night time economy and a number of historic borough and market towns, there is something for everyone’s taste in Telford.

How much will it cost me to live in Telford?

Average house prices in Telford compare very favourably with the national and regional average, offering a lot more house for your money.

  Average Semi-detached Detached
Telford and Wrekin £158,461 £142,320 £245,068
West Midlands £187,904 £182,261 £306,844
United Kingdom £225,620 £212,832 £341,477

Source: UK House Price Index: data downloads January 2018 Figures are dated January 2018.

Shropshire and the West Midlands saw the highest rise in house prices of anywhere in the UK last year – that’s according to the latest figures released by Nationwide Building Society with Telford and Wrekin seeing an increase of around 2.5% in 2017.

We have an abundance of housing developments from small sites to large urban and rural developments. New housing and modern apartment living is not all we have to offer as Telford boasts six borough towns each with their own history and charm where you will discover Shropshire’s stunning countryside.

How will I find a home?

There are many reputable estate agents in the Borough and in addition, our Telford Homefinder scheme is available to help families find long-term rented accommodation. You may also consider using Telford Homefinder if you wish to find your feet before deciding to purchase property in the area. To view the latest properties available visit Telford Homefinder.

Private lettings are available from ‘Nuplace’ who give priority to social work professionals. To rent a home visit the Nuplace website.

Last updated: 3.51pm on Friday 1 November 2019