MAKING THE MOVE TO GLOUCESTER
As Gloucester estate agents, we strongly believe in our historic City and think the local housing stock represents exceptional value for money, compared to neighbouring areas. Home buyers here can get everything from country mansions to waterfront apartments, Victorian red brick villas to contemporary town houses, at a fraction of the cost in other areas and still benefit from all our vibrant Cathedral city has to offer.
Go, Go Gloucester
Gloucester has been an important location since prehistoric times, with evidence of Iron Age settlements found by archaeologists, as 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 the Ermin Street link to Cirencester. The magnificent 11th Century Cathedral , a magnet for tourists, stands proud within College Green and surrounded by old black and white timbered buildings. In more recent times, Gloucester played it's part in the Civil War and became a centre for trade, with the opening of the Gloucester to Sharpness canal and docks, in the 18th Century.
Today, this multicultural City is undergoing rapid improvement and becoming the 'go to' area for the county and beyond. The Docks area with Gloucester Quays has become a thriving and still expanding shopping, leisure and residential complex, attracting well known high street names and offering regular events from street markets to the biannual Tall Ships Festival. A fine example of old meets new and locals and visitors alike can't get enough of the cafe-style culture, with many popular venues fully booked each evening.
A new bus station is under way, along with plans for further retail and restaurant development in the Peel Centre and Railway Triangle. Residential development continues in areas such as Kingsway and Coopers Edge, on the outskirts of the City.
Living in Gloucester, you can enjoy rugby at the Kingsholm ground 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 or bike rides on the doorstep.
Local schooling is 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 a skilled local workforce.
So, take a look at some of the exceptional properties available in and around Gloucester. Just use the blue search box on the right of this page.