New data from a property finder company has revealed where Bromsgrove ranks in the list of best places to live in England and Wales. 

Data analysts from Garrington Property Finders have uncovered the best places to live in 2024 by identifying more than 1,400 cities, towns and villages across England and Wales that all score highly in at least one of the five selection criteria.

This includes natural beauty and flood risk, wellbeing, heritage, schools and employment and value for money. 

In the list of 1,429, Bromsgrove ranked 574 with a natural environment score of 731, a well-being score of 1,048 and a schools, employability and connectivity score of 478. 

Explaining the method behind the data, a spokesperson for Garrington said: "Our data team compiled data in a total of 18 categories, including proximity to open space, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, numbers of listed and period homes, air quality, crime figures and the percentage of homes with their closest primary school ranked Outstanding by Ofsted.

"The analysis included a total of 1429 locations including 52 with a population of over 200000, 92 larger towns with a population between 75000 and 200000, 353 medium towns with a population between 20000 and 75000 and 921 small towns/large villages with a population between 5000 and 20000. 

"The research only ranks the best places to live, so being included – whether at number 1 or number 1429 – is to be applauded."

Catshill also made the list at number 891 with a score of 612 for wellbeing and 164 for house price value and quality.

Nearby Hagley came in at 1,041 with a natural environment score of 1,212 and a heritage score of 787 whilst Hollywood ranked 957 with a wellbeing score of 982 and a house price value and quality score of 29. 

The highest scorers for 2024 are: 

Twyford, Berkshire

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Epsom, Surrey

New Mills, Derbyshire

Bowdon, Greater Manchester

Godalming, Surrey

Tring, Hertfordshire

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Farncombe, Surrey

For more information and to access the full list visit