If you fancy living in an historic, riverside town in the heart of the Midlands, you might want to consider Burton on Trent in on the east Staffordshire Derbyshire borders. You may find it just the place in which to invest, start a family or continue your further education. Here are a few reasons why …
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1,300,000
- Average house price in Burton on Trent: £198,491
- Cheapest property: £95,000 (terraced, freehold).
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- Property prices in Burton on Trent are currently rising at an average of 3.4% a year, and are now 6.4% higher than they were five years ago
- This may be related to the significant local fall in unemployment from 4.1% in 2010 to just 0.9% of the working population today
- Some property specialists are forecasting a rise in house prices in Burton over the next five years of an impressive 20.4%.
- Burton on Trent is a busy market town whose principal economic activity for many centuries has been brewing – the tradition continues today with the town laying claim to eight major breweries and is the headquarters of major pub-owning chains
- As befits a market town, retail also remains a key economic sector and it has been included in the top ten of all English towns with a preponderance of chain stores on its high street and shopping centres.
Location and Transport 🚌
- An idea of Burton on Trent’s very central location in the heart of the country is given by the fact that 40% of the UK’s entire population lives within a two-hours’ drive away
- Nearby motorways include the M1, M6 and M42
- The town’s railway station serves Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Tamworth and London.
- The University of Wolverhampton's School of Health and Wellbeing has a unit – specialising in nursing – based in the Burton Health Education Centre at Queen's Hospital
- The principal college of further education is Burton and South Derbyshire College, with a student role of some 13,000
- There are 30 primary schools serving the residents of the town.
- Stapenhill Park is probably the most popular open space in the town, comprising formal gardens, open grassland, woodland and play areas
- Just off the main road between Burton and Derby you will find the Kingfisher Trail, which follows a picturesque route alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal, through the Eton, Horninglow and Shobnall districts of Burton on Trent.
Finally, did you know …
- The town has been brewing beer since the 11th century, when the monks of Burton Abbey began the craft
- The yeast from the brewing process continues to be used today for the production of Marmite – love it, or hate it
- Burton has one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in the UK and was formed in 1919.