An Expert Guide: Living in Worcester

Boasting charm and opportunity, Worcester is a picturesque city that lies along the banks of the River Severn. Worcester has been highly rated for its overall happiness and low crime rate according to recent surveys.

Worcester's skyline is dominated by the majestic cathedral situated beside the river, providing a stunning local focal point. The city boasts an attractive mix of old and new architecture that creates a small-town feel. This eclectic combination of medieval, Tudor, Georgian and modern architectural styles gives Worcester its unique charm.

Read on to discover the delights that Worcester has to offer.


A Property Centre Guide on Why to Consider Living In Worcester

Many families are drawn to Worcester for its excellent schools, convenient transport options and its proximity to the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills, all of which contribute to its popularity for those looking to find their ideal home.

Worcester is an ideal city for exploration, and with the extraordinary Malvern Hills just a short day trip away, you'll be able to experience some of England's most stunning scenery.

In the heart of Worcester lies a bustling urban centre with an abundance of shops and pubs to explore.

Worcester Education Opportunities 

Worcester is the ideal place for education opportunities, boasting an impressive range of schools, colleges and universities.

Among Worcester's primary and secondary schools, most have a 'good' Ofsted record while St Clement's C of E Primary School and Pitmaston Primary School were rated as 'exceptional'.

Whitehead Language College was recently regarded as the top secondary school in Worcester by

Worcester is renowned for its selection of esteemed independent schools, such as The King’s School, Malvern St James Girls' School, and the Royal Grammar School.

There are a variety of further education opportunities in Worcester which include:

  • The University of Worcester St. John’s Campus
  • Christopher Whitehead Language College
  • Bishop Perowne C of E College
  • Worcester College of Technology

Access to Transport in Worcester

Positioned near the M5 with good train and bus links, Worcester is the perfect commuter city with easy transport access to cities such as London, Birmingham, and Bristol.


Worcester is conveniently connected by three railway stations. Worcester Foregate Street, located right in the city centre, Worcester Shrub Hill to the east - a larger station offering more amenities and Worcestershire Parkway, located just outside the city for easy access to both M5 and the A44.

Trains frequently run to Birmingham, and the journey from Worcester to London Paddington takes just two hours.

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First Bus Worcestershire provides over 30 bus routes throughout the county, while National Express Coaches offer convenient stops in the city for those arriving from other locations in the UK.


Situated close to both junctions 6 and 7 of the M5, Worcester is in an advantageous spot for commuting by car thanks to its proximity to major highways.

Things To Do In Worcester 

With Cathedral Square at its centre, Worcester offers a multitude of unique restaurants, cafes, and local eateries - with something to offer for everyone's tastes. Plus, there are always exciting activities and events taking place throughout the year.

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Whether you're looking for fun activities with family or friends, the city has something to offer. From Mr Mulligans Crazy Golf to tenpin bowling, axe throwing or cinema days - there's no shortage of exciting entertainment options suitable for all.

If you appreciate culture, the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is well worth a visit. Established in 1833, this museum boasts craft galleries as well as exhibits on the industrial history of Worcester.

Worcester is also known for its great independent shops, especially those located around Friar Street, New Street, Hopmarket and Reindeer Court. There are also plenty of places to eat, drink and relax in the city centre. 

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to an abundance of green space to admire, with many lovely parks situated in the city. The tranquil gardens are ideal for strolling, cycling, and picnics. 

Riverside Park meanders along the banks of the River Severn, while the Civil War playground at Fort Royal Park, the site of the last battle of the English Civil War, provides some of the best views in the city.

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Worcester Career Opportunities

With its bustling high street and the city's continued growth and development, Worcester offers innumerable employment prospects for those seeking a new job or progression in an established career.

Businesses like appliance manufacturer Gtech, Brintons Carpets and Lioncourt Homes are among some of the top-performing firms in the area.

Discovering Properties in Worcester with The Property Centre

If you want to learn more about Worcester and whether it is the right location for your next move, The Property Centre and our trusted team are ready to help. 

With over 25 years of experience, our Worcester estate agents know how important it is that a property ticks all the right boxes.

Contact our team today to find your new home in Worcester.

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