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And the Best Place to Live in Warwickshire is…

Located in the heart of the country with lovely Regency buildings, riverside park and a vibrant independent culture, we have a worthy winner!

It was a tooth-and-nail contest among Coventry and Warwickshire’s finest suburbs, towns and villages. But your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live’ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*…. we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is:


Leamington Spa Photo: Danny Lines

This fashionable historic town renowned for its Victorian painted stucco villas, beautiful Regency houses in tree-lined streets and as a UK gaming hub was voted as the third best place to live in the country by The Times in 2015. Everything is within easy walking distance – a great choice of high street and boutique indie shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, eco refill and veg box stores, day spas, interior design specialists, fine wine merchants and a top deli and butcher’s – Raymond Blanc’s favourite.

Spa Town Coffee, Warwick Street, Leamington Spa. Photo: Blake Parkinson

Here, read our full Best Places to Live guide to Leamington Spa to get a 360 on what makes it so special, and check out the final voting results below.

1/ Leamington Spa
2/ Henley-in-Arden
3/ Warwick
4/ Kenilworth
5/ Shipston-on-Stour
6/ Gibbet Hill/Earlsdon
7/ Dunchurch, Rugby
8/ Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon

Want a peek over the border at the best places to live in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Worcestershire or Gloucestershire or maybe plot the location for your next break or dream holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties.

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