Stamford in Lincolnshire named one of the best places to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times
A Lincolnshire town has been named as one of the best places to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times.
On Sunday, March 17, the national paper will reveal its own list of little Nirvanas dotted across the UK.
And Stamford, in south Lincolnshire, has been named one of the 12 top places, taking into account transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty and crime rate.
Property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures have also been considered in the two-part guide, with each area also being addressed on its own individual assets.
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The guide names the 12 most desirable locations in the Midlands as:
• Malvern, Worcestershire
• Stamford, Lincolnshire
• Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
• Shrewsbury, Shropshire
• Edgbaston, Birmingham
• Ledbury, Herefordshire
• Market Harborough, Leicestershire
• Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire
• Northampton, Northamptonshire
• Hereford, Herefordshire
The list has been edited by Sunday Times associate editor and broadcaster Eleanor Mills, who also writes her Beyond the Brochure property column.
She said: "Scampering around Britain for my column I find there are particular bits of our crowded island which always retain a particular attraction for people.
"We have built on this basic information to create a definitive guide.
"The Sunday Times Best Places to Live will prove invaluable for anyone starting a family, retiring, or simply considering a move."