Cheltenham is an extremely popular place to live. This popularity was reflected in the sharp rise of house prices in this area during 2017.
“House prices in the Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham rose more rapidly than in any other part of the UK in 2017…. Homes in Cheltenham, a former spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds, jumped by 13% during the year, up £36,033 to £313,150, nearly five times the average UK increase of 2.7%.” (Source: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jan/02/cheltenham-house-prices-rise-while-perth-sees-biggest-fall-as-market-slows)
So, what makes this area so appealing?
Gloucestershire’s central location has always added to its popularity. Easy access to the M5 taking you south to Devon and Cornwall and north to Birmingham as well as the A40 to Oxford and London. Rail networks are also good with Bristol in a 25-minute commute and London in two hours.
Of course, those who choose to live in Cheltenham, do so to stay and enjoy what the area has to offer. The beautiful regency buildings make the town a delightful place to shop. The wide range of boutique shops and high street stores are spread across the centre, taking you from Montpellier through the Regent Arcade and over to Bath Road. The town is counting down to the long-awaited opening of a John Lewis deapartment store which is set to open on the High Street at the end of 2018.
Cheltenham is packed full of eateries and bars which are well supported by this sociable community. The Everyman Theatre and Town Hall offer a variety of events throughout the year from comedy to west end touring shows.
The town is well known for its beautiful parks which attract both young and old to enjoy the fresh green lawns and award-winning blooms. The council invested a great deal of money during 2017 in Pittville Parks' amazing new play area. This area is now a superb destination for families who can enjoy the grounds of the famous Pittville Pump Rooms and the boating lake just over the road.
We can’t talk about Cheltenham without mentioning the world-renowned racecourse. The Gold Cup and other meets throughout the year attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the town to revel in the party atmosphere.
Just a short drive from the town centre will open an even greater choice of activities. Trip Advisor have put together a list of the most popular activities in the area, which includes:
To see the full list, click here.
2018 is set to be another busy year for the town. VisitCheltenham.com will keep you up-to-date with events not to be missed, including Cheltenham Science Festival and Cheltenham Cocktail Week! Click here for more information.
If you fancy making a move to Cheltenham, then search our property listings here. The team in our office located in the popular suburb of Warden Hill will be delighted to help with any queries you have. Give the Branch Manager Tim Thompson-Green a call on 01242 252699.
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