Making the Move to Gloucester
As Gloucester estate agents, we strongly believe in our historic City and think that, compared to neighbouring areas, our local housing stock represents exceptional value for money. Whether your ideal home is a country mansion or a waterfront apartment, a Victorian red brick villa or a contemporary town house, they are all available at a fraction of the cost of other nearby areas and you can also benefit from all that our vibrant Cathedral city has to offer.
Gloucester has been recognised as an important location since prehistoric times, with evidence of Iron Age settlements found by archaeologists. The original reason for its popularity is thought to be that it was the easiest crossing point of the River Severn to get access to the Forest of Dean and Wales beyond.
It gained further importance as the Roman fortress of Glevum with Ermin Street linking it to Cirencester. The magnificent 11th Century Cathedral, a tourist magnet through the ages, stands proud within College Green, surrounded by old black and white timbered buildings. Gloucester played its part in the Civil War, too, and became a major trade centre with the opening of the Gloucester to Sharpness canal and docks in the 18th Century.
Today Gloucester is a multicultural City, undergoing rapid regeneration and becoming the ‘go to’ area for the county and beyond. The Docks area with Gloucester Quays has become a thriving shopping, dining, leisure and residential complex, attracting many well-known high street names. Exciting events take place from regular street markets to the biannual Tall Ships Festival. As a fine example of old meets new, locals and visitors alike can enjoy the cafe-style culture, with many popular venues fully booked each evening.
Living in Gloucester, you can enjoy rugby at the Kingsholm, home of the mighty Cherry and Whites, or see one of many concerts frequently held there that attract big names such as Elton John, Tom Jones and Lionel Ritchie. There is a refurbished leisure centre, plans for a new football stadium and lovely country walks and bike rides on the doorstep.
Our local schooling is well regarded and much sought after, with our high achieving grammar schools attracting pupils from all over the county and beyond. Unemployment is very low due to the vast array of companies and businesses attracted to the area by great road and rail links and the result is a multi-skilled local workforce.
So, take a look at some of the exceptional properties available in and around Gloucester. Just visit our ‘Find A Property’ page.
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