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The county town of Staffordshire nestles alongside Cannock Chase and is an area of outstanding beauty. The iconic castle has dominated the skyline for more than 900 years, adding a touch of character and atmosphere to an already pleasant place.
Property in Stafford includes executive style detached properties and traditional 30's family houses and bungalows.
The flats in Stafford are generally conversions within older buildings, including pumping stations and factories, many of which have been transformed into luxury contemporary apartments being snapped up by young professionals.
Shoppers will be delighted with Market Square, off Greengate Street, which offers a piazza-style experience, housing many fabulous designer shops, cafes and bars. St John's Market has over 70 stalls, several days a week, so you really can shop till you drop.
Culture is high on the agenda in this charming town, and entertainment seekers will not be disappointed. Theatre lovers should head to the Salter Street area for a variety of different shows, including comedy, live music and movies.
For many years, Stafford was heavily involved in shoe-making; however, much of that industry has declined. With an eye to the future, the town is now home to the computer science and IT campus of Staffordshire University.
The range of local primary and secondary schools includes both state and private sector, and there are several further education colleges.
Stafford has good road, rail and bus routes connecting to the north and south on a frequent timetable. West Midlands airport is just a short distance away, as are Coventry, Nottingham and Gloucester for domestic routes.
The town has a unique charm and is ideally located in the heart of the West Midlands, making it a popular base. Properties on offer are diverse, will cater to most budgets, and Stafford is an ideal place to settle down - for families, couples and singletons alike.
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