In a previous article, we mentioned about Cheltenham being amongst the top 10 places in the UK, which saw the largest price rises in property throughout 2020. This was great news for an area that Robinson David Estate Agents covers. However today, the gorgeous town of Stroud, one of many stunning towns in Gloucestershire that Robinson David Estate Agents also covers, has been awarded the best place to live in the UK by The Sunday Times.
Panellists assessed towns and cities across the UK, basing their decision after looking at subjects such as local amenities, schools, culture, community spirit, air quality, ad access to services such as broardband. It was important that places were “Big enough to have everything you need within walking distance and small enough for everyone to feel connected”.
Some specific areas in particular that impressed panellists were the amount of outdoor green spaces that Stroud boasts, such as Selsley Common and Rodborough Common, as well as Strouds excellent transport links, being able to reach everywhere without the need of your own vehicle.
The Sunday Times said:
“Stroud has been chosen as our winner because it has all the basics covered in perfect style: it has excellent schools, convenient transport links and easy access to lots of glorious green space. Best of all it has a unique independent spirit that comes to the fore in its impressive local food scene and at the brilliant weekly farmers’ market that brings the town and surrounding countryside together.”
The average house price in Stroud is £265,000 and average rent is £700 per month.