The town features in part three of the guide which highlights 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.
‘Life after London’
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.”
William Naylor, Director at Naylors Estate Agents comments: “The Sunday Times have once more highlighted what a brilliant town Market Harborough is to live and work in – and we couldn’t agree more.”
“The town has its thriving local business community, and is only 20 minutes from Leicester and an hour from London on the train, whilst the range of independent shops, restaurants and cafés make it the perfect place to live.”