Great Malvern named among the Sunday Times' 'Best Places to Live in the Midlands' - The Malvern Observer

Great Malvern named among the Sunday Times' 'Best Places to Live in the Midlands'

Sonny Rackham 24th Mar, 2023   0

GREAT Malvern has been named one of the ‘Best Places to Live in the Midlands’ by the Sunday Times.

The national newspaper praised the area for the beauty of the Malvern Hills, the vibrant town centre’s independent shops and cafes, the culture created by its theatre and festivals and the choice of attractive houses on offer.

The competition, which covers the whole of Britain, factors everything from schools to transport, broadband speeds to culture, as well as access to green spaces and the health of the high street.

Helen Davies, the editor of Best Places to Live 2023, said: “When times are tough, where we live matters more than ever.

“Attractive surroundings, good neighbours and a comfortable home are the best defences when the stresses of modern life seem overwhelming.

“This guide is a celebration of towns, cities and villages that are each a fantastic place to live in 2023 from Orkney to Felixstowe, the Chew Valley to Manchester city centre.




“Whether you’re downsizing, trading up or getting onto the property ladder, there will be somewhere to suit you.”

Other winners in the Midlands were Leamington Spa in Warwickshire, Digbeth and Stirchley in Birmingham, Bishop’s Castle in Shropshire, Market Harborough in Leicestershire, Melbourne in Derbyshire and Britain’s smallest county, Rutland.


Wadhurst in East Sussex was named the overall best place to live in this years rankings.

Visit: thetimes.co.uk/bestplacestolive to see the full list of best places to live.

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