Market Harborough is one of the best 50 places to live
WW Brown & Sons were happy to see that Market Harborough has once again reached the top 50 in The Sunday Times’ ‘Best Places to Live’ guide – and that our renovation of The Old Grammar School was noted as a key place to visit.
Harborough features in part 3 of the guide, which focusses on Britain’s best towns and suburbs: “Lattes and muddy walks, great schools and stunning views – 50 top locations where you don’t have to compromise”.
The guide combines data on crime rates, house prices and school performance to provide a definitive ranking of Britain’s towns, suburbs, rural areas and cities.
The guide notes: “Still relatively undiscovered by those seeking life after London, this ancient town in low-cost Leicestershire is within the magic hour by fast train from St Pancras.”
“The charismatic mix of period architecture in the centre is topped by the newly renovated Old Grammar School, built on stilts in the early 1600s with a marketplace underneath. You can hire it out now, though Harborough has plenty of other interesting places for a get-together.”
“The Grand Union Canal ends here – a nice spot for boating, cycling or a weekend stroll. There’s lots of new housing going up around the town, from one-bed affordable flats to six-bedroom detached.”
Mark Brown, Project Manager on the renovation comments: “Everyone at WW Brown is really proud of the work we did on The Old Grammar School, and it’s great news that The Sunday Times identified it as the integral feature of the town’s ‘charismatic mix of period architecture’.”