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The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Evesham

Evesham insights
Evesham’s population
House price’s in Evesham
Is Evesham a nice place to live?
Is Evesham safe?
The best neighbourhoods to live in, in Evesham
Travelling in Evesham
What are the schools like in Evesham?
Universities in Evesham
Eating and drinking in Evesham
Shopping in Evesham
Hotels in Evesham
Top 10 things to do in Evesham
Locksmiths in Evesham

Evesham Insights

Evesham is a quaint market town located in the county of Worcestershire in the middle of England. Evesham is known for growing fruits and vegetables, especially asparagus due to the fertile land around the river Avon in which Evesham resides around.

In the beginning, Evesham started off as the forest of Feckenham, later in the 8th Century Evesham was owned by a bishop named Ecgwin. From there the little town of Evesham went through many historical changes, first the battle in 1265 between Edward I and the earl of Leicester, next came Henry VIII during the 1530s who reformed the Church of England and following in 1650 Cromwell had 30,000 soldiers in and around Evesham which became the headquarters for the battle of Worcester.

It will take you around 2hrs 30 minutes to reach Evesham from London along the M40 and just under two hours by train.

 

Population of Evesham

As recorded in the 2011 census there were 24,428 residents living in the town of Evesham, there are slightly more females than males living in the town by 50.3%:49.7% and 75.3% of people living in the town are Christians.

 

House Prices in Evesham

The average price paid for a property in Evesham currently stands at £257,262, this data is from 306 sales over the past 12 months as collected from Zoopla. Currently the average value of a property in Evesham stands at £287,381 this is a positive value change of 3.08%.

 

Detached House Prices in Evesham

From 98 sales over the past 12 months the average price paid for a detached home in Evesham was £380,527 but the current average value sits at almost £30k higher at £408,673. This shows a positive value change again of 7.28% or £27,713.

 

Semi-Detached House Prices in Evesham

The average price paid for a semi-detached home in Evesham is £232,862 this is collected from 96 sales of semi-detached homes over the past year. Again we see a positive value change of 1.08% as Zoopla estimates the current average value of a semi-detached home in Evesham to be worth £243,545 equaling a £2,597 increase.

 

Terraced House Prices in Evesham

Unlike detached and semi-detached house prices, Evesham terraced properties saw a decline in value change of -1.59%. from the 83 sales of terraced homes over the past 12 months the average price paid was £193,444.

 

Flat Prices in Evesham

We see a positive value change once again for flat property prices in Evesham with a change of 2.96%. From the 29 sales of flats in Evesham people paid on average £104,136 but Zoopla estimates the current average value to actually be worth much more at £139,646.

 

Renting in Evesham

According to home.co.uk the average property rents for £665pcm in Evesham. There is no data available for the average rent of a room in an Evesham property but you can expect to pay around £558pcm for a flat and around £826pcm for a house.

 

Is Evesham a Nice Place to Live?

All in all, Evesham is described as pretty delightful! If you are the type who enjoys growing their own fruit and veg and going on countryside walks then Evesham could be the perfect place for you as it has rich soil and is close to the Cotswold’s. In 2016, Halifax rated Wychavon the district in which Evesham resides along with Pershore and Droitwich as the third best place to live in the UK. The report took in a number of factors which included employment rates, health, earnings and numerous other factors. In particular, Wychavon scored well in the personal well-being section and life expectancy. It also found there are a large number of pubs and health and fitness clubs per 10,000 adults.

 

Is Evesham a Safe Place to Live?

Evesham has seen a decrease in the number of crimes taken place within its borders over the last couple of months. In August 2020 the top reported crimes were 72 violence and sexual offences reports, 17 criminal damage and arson reports and 14 shoplifting reports. Overall, burglary and theft numbers are low in this town.

 

Best Neighbourhoods in Evesham

There are lots of lovely villages surrounding the town of Evesham, we recommend you take a look at these:

Ashton under Hill, Evesham

If you’re looking for a pretty yellow stone cottage look no further than Ashton under Hill, located just over a 10 minute drive into the centre of Evesham. This is a nice area to locate to if you have young children as there is a good school in the area and ‘Little Owl Farm’ which is the perfect place to take the kids on the weekend. Prices start from £112,000 to £660,000 currently in this area.

 

Hampton, Evesham

If you’re looking for somewhere closer to town then take a look at the area of Hampton. There is quite a buzz going on here at the moment as lots of pretty new builds are going up in the area but there are still old country cottages available if that is more your thing. There are good schools, a local pub and chippy in the area and is close to the River Avon for weekend walks! It’s a 20 minute stroll into the centre of Evesham. Prices start from £67,500 to £640,000 in Hampton currently.

Bengeworth, Evesham

If you’re looking to move somewhere a little more lively, we recommend you check out Bengeworth. There are lots of pubs and play parks in the area as well as being close to Evesham Marina! You’ll have to do your research with schools in the area as a couple have recently been rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ and ‘Inadequate’ recently in the area although new school Bengeworth Academy and St. Richards C of E first school are both reporting well. There are houses on the market from £72,500 to £495,000 and everything in between in Bengeworth currently.

 

Travelling in Evesham

Evesham is only a small town so travelling around it is relatively easy.

Buses in Evesham

Most of the buses in and around Evesham are run by Stagecoach. For more bus times and information check out the Bus Times website here: https://bustimes.org/localities/evesham

Train Stations in Evesham

Evesham train station is located on the corner of High Street and Worcester Road. Great Western Railway runs the services here with trains taking around 1hr 45 minutes to reach London Paddington.

Boats in Evesham

The Handsam Boat Company operates a 25 minute tour boat service from the centre of Abbey Park, a lovely way to explore the river Avon.

Closest Airport to Evesham

Birmingham airport is the closest to Evesham; it will take you just under an hour to reach the airport via the A435 and M42 or around an hour and a half to 2 hours via train.

 

What are the Schools like in Evesham?

There are 30 schools and colleges located in Evesham, the majority of schools have been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, there are a couple ‘Outstanding’ which include Bengeworth CE Academy and Prince Henry’s High School. There are also a couple rated ‘Inadequate’ including Badsey First School and The De Montfort School.

 

Where is the Closest University to Evesham?

There are a couple of universities surrounding Evesham in the larger towns and cities in the county. They include universities located in Worcester and Gloucester.

University of Worcester

The University of Worcester is split into the different subject schools that it has to offer including arts, education, humanities, nursing and midwifery, psychology, science, medical and more! It takes around 30 minutes to reach the University of Worcester by car and train.

University of Gloucestershire

The university of Gloucestershire has four campuses with three based in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester.

‘Francis Close Hall’ has been dubbed ‘the Hogwarts’ campus and holds lectures for the students who are studying humanities, social sciences, education and art and design.  ‘Oxstalls’ is the one based in Gloucester and is for students studying sports, leisure, performing arts, health and social and business. ‘Park’ campus is for all those studying media including computing, technology, design, fashion and advertising. Last but not least is the ‘Hardwick’ campus which is a hub of creativity for those studying fine art and photography. Hardwick Gallery is also on-site! It takes around 42 minutes to reach Evesham from here via car and just over an hour on the quickest train route!

 

Eating and Drinking in Evesham

These are the top three pubs and restaurants in Evesham according to Tripadvisor (October 2020)

  1. Ellendens Farmhouse Kitchen

Located on Ellenden farm the kitchen cafe sits with glorious views of the countryside and guests enjoy the company of their free range ducks. They serve up generous English breakfasts, warming roasts and sweet cakes as well as selling some fresh fruit and veg!

 

  1. The Ivy Inn

Settle down next to the open fire at the Ivy Inn which serves up gourmet British food.

 

  1. Buongiorno Cafe

This Italian cafe will take your taste buds on an adventure of their very own. Serving delicious traditional Italian food, their pizzas on a thin base with fluffy crusts are a firm favourite!

 

Shopping in Evesham

The town centre is quite small but has all the necessities and a few more when popping into town. Riverside Shopping Centre is located just off the main High Street and includes a Home Bargains, New Look, a café and barbers! For more up-market retail and outdoor chains visit the Valley of Evesham which includes 22 shops, a garden centre and children’s play park.

Hotels in Evesham

These are the top three hotels according to Tripadvisor (October 2020)

  1. Evesham Hotel

From £70 a night you can stay in this small, privately run hotel. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and all uniquely designed. There is a big garden and a spacious swimming pool too!

 

  1. Dumbleton Hall Hotel

This 19th century manor house has 36 en-suite rooms and is set in 19 acres. He picturesque building has sweeping views of the countryside and the lake inside its grounds so it comes as no surprise to learn that it is also a wedding venue.

 

  1. The Wood Norton Hotel

A former French Royalty home this hotel is Grade II listed and looks over the Vale of Evesham. There are 50 rooms here, a bar, restaurant and gym!

 

 

Top 10 Things to do in Evesham

  1. The Regal Cinema
  2. The Valley
  3. Abbey Park
  4. Almonry Museum
  5. Evesham Abbey Tower
  6. Blossom Trail
  7. Evesham Vale Light Railway
  8. Hampton Ferry
  9. Evesham Arts Centre
  10. All Wild Things

Need a Locksmith in Evesham?

When moving into a new home changing the locks is vital as you never know how many keys are out there and risk the keys falling into the wrong hands. Arrange for a Evesham Locksmith to come and fit a new lock the day you get your keys to provide you with peace of mind. We at Keytek® Locksmiths Evesham provide a professional local mobile Locksmith service complying with British Standard and Home Insurance policies to ensure your home is as secure as can be! What’s more is all our customers benefit from a FREE home security check on site to ensure your home is as secure as can be!

There are many other things you need to consider when moving home so check out our Moving Home Checklist to help you along the way! Once you’re in, consider improving the security of your home further still by checking out our Ultimate Guide to Home Security here!

View our Keytek® Locksmiths Evesham page to find your local Locksmith today or call us on 01386 578059!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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