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Where is the Best Place to Live in the South West of England?

May 29, 2021
Where is the Best Place to Live in the South West

Boasting some of the most beautiful natural scenery of anywhere in the UK, the South West is a fantastic place to live for all kinds of reasons. Whether you want to live beside the seaside in a picturesque coastal town like Weymouth, or surrounded by open countryside in a place like Thame with great access to the Chiltern Hills and the Cotswolds, the South West is a diverse region with something for everyone. If you’ve found yourself asking where is the best place to live in the South West, here are some options to help get your property search started.


If the pull of the coast is too much for you to resist, Bournemouth will be one of the best places to live in the South West. A charming seaside town which also offers wonderful access to the New Forest and Cranbourne Chase, as well as neighbouring Southampton, this is an area that has it all. If you are looking to live in Bournemouth, don’t miss our Quarter Jack Park and Canford Paddock developments, where you’ll find a superb collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes for sale.


If you prefer to find yourself at the heart of the city, there’s no doubt Bristol will be at the forefront of your thoughts if you’re searching for somewhere to live in the South West. Dynamic, exciting and packed with culture, this is the region’s biggest and brightest city by some margin. With plenty to keep you occupied both in the centre of town and around the outskirts, one of the most popular places to live in this area is the town of Yate. This is home to the stunning Ladden Garden Village, a new community featuring our contemporary 3 and 4 bed homes.


If you’re after history and culture in a city with a more relaxed atmosphere, Bath should tick all the right boxes. Renowned for its rich Roman heritage, this compact city is a world heritage site and an excellent place to call home. You could do just that when you choose one of the 2, 3 or 4 bed homes available on our Hunters Wood development, which is only a short drive from the centre of Bath in the Melksham area.


Another historic city known for its attractive Romanesque and Gothic architecture, Gloucester is surrounded by beauty spots such as the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills and the Wye Valley. It’s also conveniently close to South Wales, which is perfect for a trip to the seaside or a day’s hiking in the mountains. If Gloucester sounds like the place for you, don’t miss our Rosewood Grange development to the south of the city centre, which is also conveniently located for getting to Cheltenham just up the M5.


Our final suggestion for where to live in the South West takes us back to the coast, and the pretty town of Plymouth. Offering great access to the southern coastlines of both Devon and Cornwall, as well as the beautiful Tamar Valley, this is a brilliant place to be if you love spending time outdoors. Our new Treledan development is just across the river from Plymouth on the edge of Saltash, where you’ll find a superb selection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes for sale.