It’s official: Stoke-on-Trent is now viewed as one of the ‘best cities to live in the UK’ - and rightly so.
According to a recent cultural study and urban special from The Sunday Times, Stoke-on-Trent has been hailed as a hub of culture, creativity and prosperity that is amenable, affordable, entertaining, and has a very bright future.
Besides The Big Smoke, The Sunday Times’ list of city living hotspots includes the likes of Bristol, Dundee, Falmouth and Ripon (North Yorkshire), offering merits for various reasons from entertainment to return on property investment.
Now, among the many flattering things mentioned about Stoke-on-Trent, its City of Culture 2021 shortlisting, its thriving Emma Bridgewater Factory, its pottery and ceramics renaissance, and the revival of Hanley's buzzing cultural quarter are perhaps the most shining compliments of all.
What's more, in addition to the city's progress, rival and growing sense of culture, the report also highlighted its supreme geographical location and transport connections.
Where else could you go shopping at Birmingham's Bullring in the morning, have lunch in Hanley's cultural quarter around noon, go for a stroll in the Peak District in the afternoon and head for a meal and a few drinks in Mancher in the evening? And all in one day.
Well, Stoke-on-Trent, of course.
While this may echo what we’ve been reporting for some time, this endorsement serves to solidify the fact that The Potteries is a wonderful place, full of wonderful people and endless amounts of potential.
Not only are we now one of the UK’s top buy-to-let hotspots but we’re now one of the most livable cities - so landlords and tenants, take stock - Stoke-on-Trent’s the place to be.
Would you like to check out our founder's thoughts on local property investment, as featured in The Sunday Times? You can check it out right here.