Eight best places to live in the Midlands, according to The Sunday Times

Published by The Sunday Times, the guide includes 72 locations across the UK and in the Midlands with a town in Warwickshire taking the number one spot for our region

Eight places in the Midlands have been chosen by the Sunday Times for its annual Best Places to Live guide. Among those picked from the Midlands, two Birmingham districts that are no strangers to such accolades in more recent times.

This year’s guide includes more new entries than ever before. They were picked out by the Sunday Times’ expert judges, who visited all the locations and made their judgements based on factors like schools, transport, broadband speed, culture, and access to green spaces and the health of the high street.

Helen Davies, the editor of Best Places to Live 2023, said: “When times are tough, where we live matters more than ever. Attractive surroundings, good neighbours and a comfortable home are the best defences when the stresses of modern life seem overwhelming.

“This guide is a celebration of towns, cities and villages that are each a fantastic place to live in 2023 from Orkney to Felixstowe, the Chew Valley to Manchester city centre. Whether you’re downsizing, trading up or getting onto the property ladder, there will be somewhere to suit you.”

Nationally, Wadhurst in East Sussex was named the overall winner of Best Places to Live. It was praised by judges for its “good schools, convenient transport connections, an amazingly well-stocked high street and stunning scenery”.

Published by The Sunday Times, the guide includes 72 locations across the UK and in the Midlands, the winner is a town in Warwickshire with less than 95,000 population.

Here are the eight places in the Midlands named the Best Places to Live in 2023, by the Sunday Times: