Reasons to live in Abbeydale and Abbeymead

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Michael Tuck Estate Agents in Abbyeymead

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.


Abbeydale is located 3 miles South East of Gloucester City Centre.  Up until 1970 most of the area was green fields.  Abbeydale is served by two spine roads (Wheatway and Heron Way).  The cul-de-sacs served from Heron Way are locally known as “The Heron” which also provides the name of the local Primary School.

Heron was built in accordance with the Radburn model, which consists of loops and cul-de-sacs to provide rear access to the houses where there are garages and parking spaces, whilst the fronts of the houses face onto green areas and footpaths.

Typical Radburn model house in Abbeydale, Gloucester

Typical Radburn model house in Abbeydale, Gloucester

Houses that were built later in Hawthorne Avenue, Bittern Avenue and subsequently Wheatway are of a conventional and varied style with parking and garaging to the front.

Typical conventional later house in Abbeydale, Gloucester

Typical later property in Abbeydale

Glevum Way Shopping Centre is dominated by a Morrisons supermarket along with a parade of shops and take away restaurants.  Nearby you will also find the Ridge and Furrow pub, Hadwen Health medical centre, a veterinary surgery and the Abbeydale Community centre with sportsfields and a childrens playground.

Glevum Shopping Centre

Glevum Shopping Centre, Abbeydale, Gloucester

The whole area is served by several frequent bus routes into Gloucester City Centre.


Heron Way and Wheatway both join via a roundabout onto Abbeymead Avenue, which is the main link road through Abbeymead.  Junctions from Abbeymead Avenue include Upton Lane towards Upton St Leonards, Lobleys Drive leading to Coopers Edge and North Upton Lane to Hucclecote.

From 1986 this area of former farmland between Abbeydale and Barnwood became known as Abbeymead which is one of the most popular suburbs of Gloucester.

Each cul-de-sac leading off Abbeymead Avenue and Lobleys Drive has it’s own distinct characteristic depending on the developer at the time.

Typical Abbeymead Street Scene

Laurel Gate in Abbeymead, Gloucester

Abbeymead is a popular family area with it’s own Primary School, but also parts of Abbeymead are within catchment for Heron, Upton St Leonards and Dinglewell.  In the area surrounding the Primary School you can find our local Estate and Lettings office, an Indian Restaurant, takeaway, Tesco Express and hairdressers along with the Turmut Hoer pub.

Abbeymead Shopping Centre

Abbeymead Shopping Centre, Gloucester

There also are many open spaces within Abbeymead including a skate park, Clock Tower Park and Hucclecote Meadows.

Buses to Gloucester City Centre are frequent.

Please feel free to read our expert guide on the best places to live in Gloucester.

Last updated 20h December 2023

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Michael Tuck Lettings in Quedgeley have managed our rental property for the past 11+ years.

During this time their professionalism has never dropped. In the early days, Ian, Graham and Vikki-Lee were a huge help to a novice landlord. I’m pleased to say they are still there with a helping hand. Claire has always been the nudge I needed for the necessary insurance and safety checks. Having had some difficult times over the past couple of years I would like to say a special thank you to Lianne who has been there to help wherever she could.

We are in the process of selling the property and as expected Miles and Otis are dealing with everything with Tucks usual professionalism.

I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely, friendly office.

Linda Parker

I cannot recommend Michael Tuck Estate Agents enough.

They were so professional and so prompt with their communication. In particular we would like to mention Charlie for his regular updates and extremely helpful service in the sale of my mothers house. We were in a particularly long chain, and he went over and above to assist us in the communications between the buyers and sellers in order for our chain to proceed. He even contacted Solicitors and helped progress the exchange.

“We are certain if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t have sold our house! We cannot thank him and his team enough.”

Kelly Durkin

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