Over the last few years many people have considered re-locating to a new area. The Covid 19 pandemic has left more people working from home and a lot of us have re-assessed our priorities and decided that a change of location could benefit us and our families. But where to move to? Of course there are so many things to consider. Do you want to be rural? Near the sea? Commuting-distance from your city job? You will need to consider schools, employment options, cost of property and so much more. In this blog we’re focusing on Cheltenham, a town that, we think, has it all.
So here are our top 5 reasons to choose Cheltenham for your new home*
Cheltenham has impressive schools
If you’re considering moving your family to the area, school options will be a top priority and Cheltenham has a lot going for it in this department. There are numerous primary schools of varying sizes. Leckhampton Primary School, Warden Hill Primary School, Naunton Park Primary School and St. James’ Primary School are all rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and there are a whole host of schools rated ‘Good’ (many with ‘outstanding’ features).
In terms of secondary schools, there are grammar options as well as excellent comprehensives and when it comes to private schools, Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close are considered some of the best schools in the country.
Cheltenham has some top employers
If you’re moving to a new town, you will obviously need to find employment. There are many job opportunities in the area and Cheltenham boasts several large firms spanning design, manufacturing, retail and hospitality as well as many others. GCHQ is probably the most prestigious employer in Cheltenham whilst Pentadel Project Management and ProCook have both been recognized as some of the best places to work in Britain.
Further afield, many people commute from Cheltenham to Swindon, Bristol, Gloucester and Birmingham. Plus, there are great train links to London.
Cheltenham properties are beautiful and there’s something for everyone
With historic regency streets, stunning victorian homes and some fantastic new build developments, there really are some fantastic homes to be snapped up in Cheltenham. The most popular areas are Charlton Kings, Pittville, Montpellier and Tivoli.
Average house prices in Cheltenham can be higher than other areas but this is understandable due the number of beautiful period properties in the area.
Cheltenham has fantastic green spaces
As well as the stunning architecture, in Cheltenham you will never be far from a beautiful park. Montpellier Gardens are central and host the world famous Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival every year. Pittville Park is great for families with an excellent play area, tennis courts and even a boating lake and is home to the Pittville Pump Room, a popular location for many private and community events. Sandford Park is another fantastic open space with a popular lido (Sandford Parks Lido) open from May-September.
There is loads to do and see in Cheltenham
You can’t talk about Cheltenham without mentioning horse racing! Most famously the Cheltenham Festival which includes the world-famous Gold Cup Race at Cheltenham racecourse. The festival is held every year in March and attract thousands of racing fans from across the world.
And if racing is not your bag, take a stroll around Montpellier, The Suffolks or The Brewery Quarter to find independent boutiques and top-quality restaurants or Bath Road for local shops and a strong sense of community.
So there we have it. Just 5 of many fantastic reasons to consider Cheltenham for your next home purchase!
*note. It was hard to narrow it down to 5!
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