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The best places to live in the Midlands have been named - find out which area in Birmingham made the list

The Sunday Times ranks the best places to live in the Midlands

Moseley has again been named as the best place to live in Birmingham by the Sunday Times, after being featured in its annual best places to live guide.

The suburb won overall Best Place to Live in 2015 and is the only place in Birmingham featured in the Midlands category in 2017.

The Sunday Times described the area as a “lively mix of arty events, one-off pubs and shops, open green spaces and Victorian houses”.

Highlighting the independent food scene in the area, the guide mentioned newly opened Indian street food restaurant Zindiya and Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley as standout places to eat.

The award winning farmers market and the jazz and folk festivals are listed as more reasons why this is a great place to live.

Moseley is also picked out for its residents opposition to chain restaurants and coffee shops - although, they do mention the new Costa that is due to be opened .

The refurbished Fighting Cocks in Moseley

Described as “liberal and metropolitan, but not elitist”, it seems that Moseley is still considered the best place to live in Birmingham.

Kings Heath was mentioned as a possible contender for the title though, with the area improving greatly over the past few years.

Moseley lost out overall for best place in the Midlands, however, with Shipston-on-Stour being named as the winner of best place to live in the Midlands.

The small town in Warwickshire is noted for its “real pubs, great little shops, picnic spots by the river and giving people enjoyment”.

The Sunday Times were also big fans of the area's two week proms festival in summer, which includes jazz, folk blues, rock and classical concerts.

Across the Midlands, area such as Tideswell in Derbyshire, Upton-upon-Severn in Worcestershire , Leamington Spa in Warwickshire and Leek in Staffordshire were also named as the best places to live in the region.

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