Newport in Shropshire, not to be confused with Newport in South Wales, lies between Telford and Stafford so it’s firmly on the map in this rural area of the West Midlands, to the northwest of Birmingham.
A small and friendly market town is always going to be a great place to set up a new home and living in Newport puts you in a great location and a heads-up as a commuter town. There's easy access to Telford, Shrewsbury, Stafford and Wolverhampton. The M54 and M6 are great connections and the A41 passes through the town on its way to Chester.
A new home here will give you a family-friendly market town environment close to the Shropshire-Staffordshire border with easy access to the M6 and the M54. That’s a convenient set of factors for family life, for getting to work, and for getting out and about to spend your leisure time exploring some of the hidden treasures of this county.
The town is small enough to feel personal but large enough to have a good range of facilities, including a balance of chain brands and independent boutiques in the town centre. There are some very good schools, a university on the edge of town and a regional food academy providing a range of different opportunities.
Local shops – which include an indoor market – are a plus point for family life. Newport has a choice of selective schools and state schools and Harper Adams University, for land-based courses, is just out of town. Telford and Stafford are home to further education colleges and there are good bus services to make life easier for students to be independent.
Newport has long been a popular place to live if you need to commute to work in Stafford, Telford, Shrewsbury, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. The M6 is a key player for travel through the Midlands to the North West. Junctions 13 and 14 are the nearest, depending on which direction you are heading. The other main road routes are the A41 and the A518 which intersect in the town.
Time out and days out
This is a great starting point for days out. You’ll have Shrewsbury for riverside walks and boat trips, The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for hiking on the high ground and the Welsh Border is an easy drive to the west. You can be over the border in less than an hour. For a taste of city life, the train from Telford to Birmingham New Street takes about 50 minutes.