Worcester is home to the University of Worcester and high achieving schools; Kings School and RGS Worcester (independent) and Nunnery Wood High School are strong factors in the citys popularity.
A spa town famous for its natural mineral water springs, you can still fill your own bottles free of charge from roadside taps! Malvern came third in The Sunday Times list of best places to live 2018 based on its schools, culture, community spirit and broadband speed.
There are four local train stations, with links to Oxford and Hereford, Birmingham and London, and easy access to the M5 via Worcester at Junction 6.
The Three Counties Showground hosts outdoor events throughout the year including the RHS Spring and Autumn shows; as the home of composer Edward Elgar the town prides itself on a range of musical, arts and dramatic productions.
This calculator helps you work out how much mortgage you might be able to borrow based on your income. Sometimes taking out a joint mortgage can increase the amount you can borrow, especially if you both have well-paid jobs. Our calculator will provide an approximation of how much you're likely to be able to borrow but please remember this amount will vary from lender to lender and will also depend on things like your monthly credit commitments. Most importantly you need to be comfortable with the payments, not just now but also in the long term.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax on properties bought in England and Northern Ireland. You'll need to pay it when you buy a residential property that costs more than £125,000. Use our calculator to work out how much Stamp Duty you'll need to pay on your new home. You can also use it to work out how much you'll pay on an additional property that costs more than £40,000, like a buy to let or second home, which attracts an extra 3% charge.
Composer Edward Elgar is the city's most 'noted' son, now closely followed by Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington, who went to school here!