January’s a funny time of year isn’t it? I don’t know about you but when I take the Christmas decorations down in New Year it makes the house look so depressing, so I can understand why so many people make the decision to put their house on the market and look for somewhere new to live.
If you’re considering a move to Worcestershire in 2023 but haven’t narrowed down where you’d like to live, perhaps you should consider Evesham. It’s an underrated small market town which doesn’t get a lot of attention and yet it’s a really great place to live.
Here’s a list of our top ten reasons why you should move to Evesham:
- Great transport links – Evesham is located in the Midlands equidistant from Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester and Cheltenham with an approximate 25-30 minute drive to each. It’s positioned where the A44 road from Oxford to Worcester, meets the A46 from Bath to Coventry. It’s also just a 20 minute drive to the M5 giving you access to the Southwest and the North of England. Evesham is also served by a railway station with regular direct services to London (a little over 2 hours), and if you change at Worcestershire Parkway to Birmingham or Bristol.
- There are some great playgrounds to enjoy – Evesham has some fantastic play areas for children. Abbey Park and Crown Meadow Park are both located next to the river and are heavily frequented in the summer as is the splash park next to Abbey Park which usually opens from May. A bit further afield at ‘The Valley’ (home of Evesham garden centre, a toddler soft play and boutique shops) is the castle playground which you can reach by the Evesham Vale Light Railway – another popular destination for families with young children.
3. Evesham has an active events calendar – There’s always something going on Evesham regardless of the time of year with events such as the Mop funfair, the Battle of Evesham festival (complete with re-enactments), the Evesham River Festival, the medieval market, regular craft & artisan fairs, angling festival, and the Guy Fawkes fireworks and bonfire night. You are sure to find something that interests you.
4. It’s a place of historical interest – Evesham has a rich history with a historic battlefield to the north in Greenhill where the Battle of Evesham took place in the 13th century. The annual Battle of Evesham festival held in August features re-enactments of the battle to commemorate the occasion and is an event not to be missed. Located on the banks of the river, the Abbey Bell Tower and Almonry museum – are all that remain of the Evesham Abbey which was destroyed during Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century.
5. It’s the gateway to the Cotswolds – Evesham is within easy reach of multiple tourist attractions including the GWSR Heritage Railway, All Things Wild and Stratford upon Avon’s Shakespearian attractions. The charming villages and towns of the Cotswolds are also just a short distance away with everything they have to offer.
6. Good schools & amenities – Evesham uses the 3 tier school system (first, middle & high) and offers a fantastic selection of schools. It’s also well served by 3 GP surgeries and a community hospital with a minor injuries unit. There are also regular bus services to Redditch, Stratford upon Avon and Worcester. You also have a good choice of supermarkets – Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose, Aldi, Co-op, Lidl and Iceland all have stores here, to provide anything you could need.
7. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – A lot of fruit and veg is grown in the Vale of Evesham and there are a lot of local farm shops where you can indulge in fresh fruit and vegetables, at some farms you can even pick your own. This means you can enjoy the freshest and tastiest of foods which have been grown just a few miles from the town.
8. Enjoy the arts – Evesham has an independent art deco cinema (the Regal) showing a selection of popular films with waiter service to your seat, and a theatre (the Henrician) with regular performances of everything from pantomimes to famous comedians.
9. Perfect for Crafters – Enjoy Crafting? Then Evesham is perfect for you with a selection of independent craft shops in the town centre (Evesham Fabric Shop & Quilters Corner), at The Valley (Crafter’s Companion & Cotswold Needlecraft), and in the surrounding villages (Crochet Cottage & Fibrehut).
10. Perfect for exploring the great outdoors – Evesham is located in the horseshoe meander of the river Avon. It offers beautiful riverside walks (check out the Hampton Ferry, an ancient ferry crossing which is the only line-pull ferry in England), and is a great hub for exploring the blossom trail or the Cotswolds. You could even join one of the rambling, running or cycling groups to help with you explore.
Moving to Evesham?
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And if you are moving this way, the team at Evesham Transport Ltd are here to help you start your new life in Evesham. Evesham Transport Limited is an experienced and professional home removal company that can help you relocate your belongings to your new home. We treat your possessions as if they were our own so you can rest assured you are in safe hands when you move with us.
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