Moving to Evesham? 4 Motivations to Choose Evesham as Your New Home

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Evesham was once revealed as the most popular market town for wealthy pensioners, with more of that generation moving there than anywhere else. The report by Experian noted that well-off pensioners were, for some reason, choosing this little market town over traditional seaside retirement locations. So, what’s prompting these people to move there? And, more importantly, if you’re considering moving to Worcestershire, is Evesham really a good shout? Before we offer four reasons to move to Evesham, let’s take a look at some vitals.  

What’s Evesham all about, then?

Located in the Wychavon district of Worcestershire (yep, we had to look that up), Evesham is a market town which can be found smack-bang in the middle of England. It has a population of around 25,000 and is roughly equidistant between Stratford-Upon-Avon, Cheltenham, and Worcester. This is, arguably, one of the key reasons Evesham has tempted so many retirees to set up camp within its four walls. There is one downside of Evesham which is worth noting, though. It sits on the bank of the River Avon which meanders through the town centre and is, unfortunately, rather susceptible to flooding. The 2007 floods were recorded as the most severe in history. It therefore pays to do plenty of research in terms of where to live in Evesham, but here are four reasons it just might be a good idea for you and your family.  
  1. It has Abbey Park

Every home location needs a good park, whether you’re single or have a family of any age. In Evesham, you’ll find Abbey Park which sits in the grounds of Evesham Abbey. During the summer, you’ll find a water play fountain added to the huge playground and peaceful walks along the River Avon. There are even boat trips available on the river and a memorial to a chap called Simon de Montfort (look him up - he played a significant role in the Battle of Evesham).  
  1. There’s a perfect National Trust pub

No matter where you live, you need a decent pub nearby, right? Evesham is spoilt for choice in this regard, but there’s one public house which deserves special mention. The Fleece inn is a beautiful old National Trust pub that was originally built in the 17th century. Its half-timber construction survives to this day and is the perfect place to try out a local ale, classic cider, or some fantastic traditional pub grub.  
  1. The local amateur arts scene

If you’re into your dance, drama or any other form of amateur arts, Evesham will quench your thirst perfectly. The volunteer-run Evesham Arts Centre is attached to Prince Henry's high School and offers drama studies and performing arts for the entire town. Expect to see stand-up comedians, live music, musicals, and Christmas pantomimes at this wonderful little venue.  
  1. LOADS of history

Look hard enough and you’ll discover that Evesham is a very historical town with some wonderful architecture to explore. There’s Evesham Abbey Tower, which was torn down during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. Thankfully, some of it still remains - in particular the stunning Perpendicular Gothic bell tower. St Lawrence’s Church also deserves special mention, due to its difficult history which includes the loss of its roof and vicar in the mid-17th century. If you love history, you’ll fall in love with Evesham - trust us. Have we tempted you to make that move to Evesham? Great! But how are you going to get there in a stress-free manner? With Squab - that’s how. Our removals services, storage locations and box shop provide everything you need for a successful and hassle-free move to Evesham. Just get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more.

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