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A detailed guide on where to live in Gloucester and the surrounding area

We established our Estate Agents in Gloucester in 1983, so have acquired over 40 years of experience  as a Gloucester estate lettings agent.

Gloucester and its surrounding suburbs are a superb location and there are many reasons to buy a property in the city’s residential areas, whether it’s to live in yourself or as an investment.

Gloucester is undergoing a renaissance and rapid redevelopment is in full swing.  Over £1 billion has been pledged to “bring life back to the historic areas of Gloucester, reflecting their special character while creating a new, prosperous, attractive, safe, sustainable urban centre for the 21st century”.  Work has already been completed on Blackfriars, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester Quays, The Railway Triangle, The Bus Station and Kings Square.  The City Centre is in the process of being transformed with the brand new Digital Forum and new University of Gloucestershire Campus.

New shops and continental style squares have started to revitalize the historic City Centre and attractive pedestrian routes link the central retail areas with atmospheric waterfronts of Gloucester Docks and the River Severn.

Gloucester is the youngest city in the South West with 25% of the population aged under 19 and 39% under the age of 30.  It also has one of the fastest growing populations in the UK forecast to increase by 20% to 150k by 2035!

 

 

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Abbeydale & Abbeymead

Michael Tuck Estate and Letting Agents are the longest established estate agent in Abbeymead opening our office back in 1995!

Abbeymead and Abbeydale are contiguous modern suburbs 3 miles to the South East of Gloucester City Centre which is easily accessed via Abbeymead Avenue and Metz Way.  Both areas are reasonably modern, having been built from the late 1970’s through to the late 1990’s.  They are always popular for house buyers with a selection of primary schools and shopping centres in the vicinity.

Reasons to live in Abbeydale and Abbeymead

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Barton & Tredworth

The areas of Barton and Tredworth are located just outside the City Centre offering a multi-cultural vibe and offering a range of facilities plus good access to Gloucester and transport links.

The majority of properties were built in the 1800’s with pockets of newer properties dotted throughout the area.  It is reported more than 70 different languages are spoken in the area with a variety of religions and places of worship.

View from Coopers Hill

Brockworth, Coopers Edge & Perrybrook

Brockworth is a village and parish located 6 miles South East of Gloucester City Centre and connected by following an old Roman Road following a more-or-less straight line to Gloucester Quays.  Famous for being the home of The Gloster Aircraft Company and the annual Cheese-Rolling event, the village has expanded rapidly in recent years with the new Coopers Edge and Perrybrook Developments.

Chosen Hill, Churchdown

Churchdown

Churchdown is a sought after and large village situated between Gloucester and Cheltenham and is dominated by Churchdown Hill (Chosen Hill) which offers views across the Severn Vale, Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills.

Churchdown has six schools in total including two secondary schools and is close to major employment centres at Imjin Barracks and Gloucestershire Airport with it’s business parks.

Hempsted, Gloucester

Hempsted

Hempsted is a suburban village South West of Gloucester City Centre separated from the City by Gloucester Quays and the Gloucester Sharpness Canal.  Traditionally a sought after area enjoying the advantages of a rural setting yet within very close proximity to the City.

In recent times it has expanded with residential development including the Hempsted Bypass which links Quedgeley and Over.

Barnwood Area Guide

Hucclecote & Barnwood

Hucclecote and Barnwood are located on the eastern edge of Gloucester along an old Roman road connecting Gloucester with Cirencester and The Cotswolds.  Hucclecote has many locally owned shops and two pubs along with an active Community Centre and Library and the nature reserve at Barnwood Arboretum is a hidden gem.

There are several primary schools and local employment centres at Gloucester Business Park, Barnett Way and the former Walls ice cream factory.

Reasons to live in Hucclecote and Barnwood

Innsworth, Gloucester

Innsworth

Innsworth is dominated by the Imjin Barracks which is home to NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and as such there is always a high demand from buyers and tenants.  Adjacent to Churchdown and Longlevens, and similar to most of North Gloucester, Innsworth has recently expanded with new housing developments by Taylor Wimpey which will see it extend towards Twigworth.

Kingsholm, Gloucester

Kingsholm

Kingsholm is known by rugby fans across the world as the home of the Cherry and Whites and one of the most atmospheric stadiums in Rugby Union.  The area is rich with history, and is dominated by Victorian Housing mainly in the streets between Kingsholm Road and London Road.

Kingsholm is an inner City suburb, but has easy links to the north of Gloucester and the subsequent northern bypass and M5 junctions.  It is within easy walking distance of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Denmark Road High School for Girls, which makes it particularly popular with house buyers and tenants.

Kingsway Park Run

Kingsway & Hunts Grove

Kingsway and Hunts Grove are reasonably new developments located on the fringes of Quedgeley and Tuffley to the South of Gloucester.

Kingsway was built on the former RAF Quedgeley by a consortium of builders and was started in 2006.  Building at Hunts Grove started in 2010 and is currently ongoing.  Both areas offer a large selection of house types and are well served with purpose built local amenities.

Reasons to live in Kingsway and Hunts Grove

Gloucester

Gloucester City Centre

Gloucester City Centre is mostly a commercial area, however, if you want to live in close walking distance to the amenities, there are plenty of options for First Time Buyers and Investors.  There are many purpose built blocks of apartments, particularly in the area around the Hospital, London Road and Brunswick Road.

Many of the retail shops have flats above and there are several streets of Victorian housing in the areas adjacent to Gloucester Park.

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Gloucester Quays

Gloucester Quays is an outlet shopping centre located at Gloucester Docks which was commenced in 2007.  As part of the redevelopment of the Docks, many of the Victorian warehouses were converted into apartments along with several new build purpose built blocks.

The development is ongoing and is slowly spreading down the Gloucester Sharpness canal towards Hempsted.  The area is thriving and also includes hotels, a cinema, bars and restaurants and is proving to be a popular place to live with values far exceeding other areas of Gloucester.

Linden and Podsmead, Gloucester

Linden & Podsmead

As you travel south from the city centre along the Bristol Road towards our Gloucester Office, the first residential area that you will come across is Linden, closely followed by Podsmead.

Linden primarily consists of Victorian Housing although there is a brand new development of New Homes at Earls Park by Matthew Homes.

The area is home to two Grammar schools: Crypt School and Ribston Hall High School.

Reasons to live in Linden & Podsmead

Longlevens

Longlevens, Longford & Elmbridge

Longlevens, Longford and Elmbridge are conjoined suburbs to the North of Gloucester which are primarily residential and attract higher than average house prices compared with the majority of Gloucester.  The area has a rich variety of house types and ages and continues to expand in Longford to the north.

Longlevens is home to Sir Thomas Rich’s Grammar School along with Longlevens Infants and Junior School.  Longlevens and Elmbridge are separated by the Cheltenham Road which is where you will find many of the local amenities.

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Quedgeley & Hardwicke

Quedgeley is a town on the southern fringes of Gloucester.  Since the 1980s Quedgeley has become increasingly contiguous with Gloucester and Hardwicke which is in the Stroud District Council.

Located predominantly between the Gloucester Sharpness Canal and the A38, the town has excellent access to the M5 motorway and well served with local amenities.  It is popular with all ages of buyers and has varied housing stock, although the majority of it is post-1980.

Reasons to live in Quedgeley and Hardwicke

Robinswood Hill

Robinswood & Matson

Robinswood and Matson surround Robinswood Hill which is Gloucester’s largest nature reserve and covers 250 acres!  Matson is dominated by social housing, but is currently under expansion with the nearby Winneycroft development.

Robinswood mostly covers the area immediately to the north of the Hill and consists of a mixture of social and privately owned houseing, some of which have outstanding views across the City of Gloucester.

Twigworth, Gloucester

Twigworth

Twigworth is a small village to the north of Gloucester situated along the A38 Tewkesbury Road.  Similar to many of the outlying areas of Gloucester, Twigworth is currently experiencing significant urban expansion with a total of 725 new homes being built, along with a local centre.

Upton St Leonards Area Guide

Upton St Leonards

Upton St Leonards is a village which lies between the eastern edge of Gloucester and Cotswold escarpment and forms part of the district of Stroud.  The village retains a rural feel and comprises a mixture of cottages and farm buildings as well as several early 1980’s cul-de-sacs of three and four bedroom houses.

The village has an active community that includes a primary school, day nursery, village hall, hotel and pub.