Places to Live Near to the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has become a very popular place to live and the rising house prices in the area reflect the fact that this is the case. If you want to live in the Cotswolds but your budget doesn’t stretch to the more popular areas, here are some other places that you might want to consider nearby that mean you can enjoy easy access to the Cotswolds whilst getting a home that is more affordable…

Gloucester – The city of Gloucester is near to the Cotswolds but is not as expensive when it comes to property prices. Although there are some parts of Gloucester that are not as picturesque as the Cotswolds, there are also great parts of the area, and in addition to this Gloucester is a great location for families as there are lots of fantastic schools and also lots of things to do in the area.

With the regeneration of the historic Docks there is now plenty to do in the day and the evenings with the outlet centre at the Quays as well as numerous bars and restaurants.

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Cheltenham – Cheltenham is more expensive than Gloucester generally but is not as expensive as the Cotswolds (of course it depends on the area). With its beautiful regency architecture and many festivals going on through the year, it is a fantastic vibrant town to live in, and the green spaces of the Cotswolds are very nearby.

If you are interested in moving to Cheltenham, speak to someone like this estate agents Cheltenham who will be able to advise you and make suggestions based on your requirements.

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Tewkesbury – The market town of Tewkesbury has a long history, and you can see it when walking around the old black and white buildings. With celebrations of the medieval history of the town and lots of local events, there is a sense of community, and this is a smaller place than both Cheltenham and Gloucester if you want somewhere that is quiet, yet well connected to the surrounding area as well as the M5 motorway.

One thing to be aware of is flooding in the town, and when buying a property here you should always get the flood risk checked.

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