Gloucester is a cathedral city in the county of Gloucestershire, with a population of around 130,000. The city itself is home to stunning architecture, a world famous rugby team and a growing arts scene. Just 17 miles from the border of Wales, and with the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean to the west, it’s an ideal location for both city and country living.
With plenty of great schools in the area too, Gloucester is an extremely popular place to live. At Wain Homes, you’ll find a range of new homes for sale in Gloucester.
Gloucester was named as one of the most affordable UK cities in 2021
The city has six schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted
There are plenty of green open spaces to enjoy in Gloucester
The University of Gloucestershire has one campus based in Gloucester
Gloucester offers plenty for sports fans and culture lovers
WHY GLOUCESTER IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
It’s no surprise that more and more families are choosing to call Gloucester home. Not only was the city voted as one of the most affordable in 2021, it’s also home to some fantastic schools. Whilst The King’s School is one of the most prestigious independent schools in the country, Gloucester also has six schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. These include The Milestone School, Hempsted Church of England Primary School and Coney Hill Community Primary School. The University of Gloucestershire also has one campus based in the city.
Those that enjoy the outdoors will love all that Gloucester has to offer. As well as having the stunning Cotswolds to the east and the beautiful Forest of Dean to the west, there are also many parks and open spaces within the city. These include Robinswood Hill, famed for its panoramic views, and Gloucester park right in the city centre.
Premiership rugby side Gloucester Rugby plays their home games at Kingsholm Stadium, whilst the city also has a thriving cultural scene centred on Gloucester Cathedral (used as Hogwarts in Harry Potter), the Museum of Gloucester and Gloucester Guildhall. The city also has great transport links, with the M5 motorway close by and both Bristol and Cardiff Airports both around an hour away. Gloucester train station also has frequent connections to London, Reading, Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham and Birmingham.
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Gloucester continues to have a thriving jobs market with a number of high-profile businesses based in the area. They include Mears Group, Ecclesiastical Insurance, CM Downton, LanesHealth and Barnwood Group. The city is also within easy commuting distance to Bristol.
If you want to call Gloucester home, we have a range of new properties for sale in Gloucester in our new build developments.
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