Cheltenham has been regarded as one of the best places to live in Gloucestershire for many years and continues to be a popular place to move to. The town has a number of different areas with their own personalities as well as lots of facilities and features spread across the larger area to attract people to it.
Introduction to Cheltenham
When you tell your mortgage adviser that you want to move to Cheltenham, they will doubtless tell you that this is a good move. While house prices in some of the areas can be a little steeper, there are many plus points for the whole area. Independent mortgage advice companies show that the quality of schools in the town and the access to the M5 motorway for those who travel for business are also factors that make it a popular place for mortgage brokers to find homes for people.
Mortgage brokers in the area say that the average house price in the area last year was £294,936. Semi-detached properties sold for around £300,000 while terraced properties went for a little less at £279,000. This was an increase of 7% on the previous year and around 10% on 2014 prices.
Leckhampton has rated as one of the top areas of Cheltenham, especially for those with kids. The district covers much of the south side of the town under Leckhampton Hill and there is a wealth of traditional terraced and semi-detached properties that mean it is ideal for couples with kids. There are also some larger detached period properties if you want something a little larger. The catchment area includes some of the top schools in the town so this makes places at a premium.
Tivoli is a small part of Cheltenham between Andover Road and The Park that is known for the period terrace houses here as well as some impressive Regency era villas. Just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, Tivoli is ideal if you work in the town centre and there are the Bath Road shops for good basic shopping facilities. There are also a number of well-rated pubs and restaurants.
St Lukes has a different feel to other parts of the town with narrow streets and is a very popular area with young couples. Also, close to the Bath Road shopping area, it is only five minutes’ walk to the High Street in the town centre. Despite this proximity, it is a very quiet area and the Sandford Park is close by, with its lido and relaxing walks.
Demand for houses in Cheltenham is always high and any IFA will tell you that if you see the right property, it is important to move quickly as it won’t be around for long! If you want to live near the town but slightly outside it, there are also several picturesque villages within a short travelling distance that offer a great dose of the countryside while still being within a short commute to the city as well as the motorway.