Best areas to live in Worcester
If you think of a city in the west Midlands, then Worcester may not be the first to spring to mind, but it offers an excellent quality of life. There are a range of great areas to settle down, regardless of your budget and requirements.
Situated two miles north of Worcester city centre, the average cost of a home in Northwick is £315,776. It’s a popular place with families, as the local primary school has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted; and its combination of shops and proximity to the River Severn provides the perfect mix of entertainment and leisure.
Located 3.5 miles out of Worcester and close to the M5, St Peters is a popular area amongst commuters who work in nearby Birmingham. Nearby Battenhall Park offers plenty of picturesque walks, and the Tesco, Costa and fish and chip shop has got you covered for all-things food related. Homes in St Peters sell for approximately £260,725, which is slightly below the average in Worcester.
10-minutes outside of the city centre, and just north of Northwick, Bevere also benefits from its location near the River Severn. Despite only being a few miles away from Worcester, Bevere offers a distinctly village feel, which is perhaps why houses are on the more expensive side, at an average of £325,481. One of the key highlights here is Bevere Gallery, which is home to an impressive array of ceramics.
Situated right by the M5, one of the highlights here for locals is the brilliant pub, The Swan! There are several takeaways here, as well as a farm and a primary school, and Worcester itself is easily accessible, at just a 10-minute drive away. Properties in Whittington are on the more affordable side, at approximately £261,443.
Kempsey lies 4 miles south of the city centre, in between the banks of the River Severn, and the M5. Hatfield Brook runs through the suburb, which offers cute little waterside walks when the weather’s nice. Average property prices here stand at £279,458, and it’s a popular place with young families as Kempsey Primary School has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.