Gloucestershire is a county in the South West with a population of close to 650,000 people. The county covers part of the Cotswolds, some of the Severn Valley and all of the Forest of Dean.
There are a number of excellent places to call home within Gloucestershire, including Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Stroud and Kingswood. And at Wain Homes you’ll find a range of new homes for sale in Gloucestershire, spread across the county.
Cheltenham was voted the best place to live in the South West in 2020
Gloucester was named as one of the most affordable cities in the UK in 2021
110 schools rated as either “Outstanding” or “Good” by Ofsted, including 45 “Outstanding” Primary Schools
Home to two universities, the University of Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural University
Gloucestershire boasts stunning countryside, including both the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean
WHY GLOUCESTERSHIRE IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Gloucestershire continues to be a popular place to live for both families and young professionals. Gloucester is a thriving city with plenty to offer, and was named as one of the most affordable cities in the UK in 2021. Cheltenham was also voted the best place to live in the South West in 2020. It’s therefore no surprise that more and more people are moving there.
Families with school age children are well catered for in Gloucestershire, with 110 schools in the county rated as either “Outstanding” or “Good” by Ofsted. And there is a total of 45 “Outstanding” Primary Schools, including Hempsted Church of England Primary School, Coney Hill Community Primary School, Naunton Park Primary School and Belmont School. The county is also home to two universities – the University of Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural University.
Gloucestershire boasts plenty of family-friendly cultural attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Cheltenham promises the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Cheltenham Music Festival and the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival. Sports fans will also love the iconic Cheltenham Festival. If you’re based in Gloucester there’s Gloucester Cathedral (featuring as Hogwarts in Harry Potter), the Museum of Gloucester and Gloucester Guildhall, plus Premiership rugby side Gloucester.
And you simply can’t beat living in Gloucestershire when it comes to rolling hills and the great outdoors. The county includes areas of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as the entire Forest of Dean. If you like to explore the countryside, Gloucestershire is the perfect place to live.
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Gloucestershire continues to have a thriving employment market, with many major employers based in the county. They include Mears Group, Ecclesiastical Insurance, CM Downton, LanesHealth and Barnwood Group in Gloucester. Cheltenham is also an established global centre for cyber and digital businesses, being home to GCHQ and the NCSC. A total of £400 million is also set to be invested in the industry in the area in the coming years.
If you want to call Gloucestershire home, we have a range of new homes for sale in Gloucestershire in our new build developments across the county.
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