Shipston has been named as the best place to live in the Midlands for the second consecutive year by The Sunday Times, it is revealed today (Friday, March 16).
The Warwickshire market town is praised for its ‘Cotswold charm without the tourists’, community spirit and house prices by the newspaper.
While Chadlington near Chipping Norton was named as the second best place to live in the south east.
“Choosing the right location to put down roots is one of the most important decisions you’ll make,” said Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor.
“Which is why we’re here to help - and what Best Places to Live in Britain is all about. We’re very excited that it is a standalone magazine this year.
“There is much to celebrate, and Britain is scattered with thriving towns and villages, cool cities and suburbs, though people may be surprised how many traditional favourites haven’t made the cut in 2018.”
The accolade comes ahead of the full reveal of The Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide, which is published on Sunday, March 18.
The supplement assesses a wide range of factors, from jobs, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops, in order to compile the definitive top locations to live.
The methodology uses robust statistics, but also the knowledge of The Sunday Times’s expert panel.
The judges combine the hard data with their own on-the-ground experience and insight to ensure the chosen locations truly are places where everyone can thrive.