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Five Reasons to Move to Cheltenham

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There are more than just five reasons to move to Cheltenham – for a start it has some brilliant letting agents (ahem) – but if you’re planning a move to the south west, here’s why you should head here.

The Sunday Times voted Cheltenham as the best place to live in the south west

Of course, we think it’s the best place in the UK, but we might be slightly biased. Nevertheless, The Sunday Times voted Cheltenham as the best place to live in the south west back in 2020 and it’s only got better since. There were lots of factors which helped the town into this top spot, including its festivals and great transport links.

There’s loads of parks and green spaces

Although you’re in a town with loads of amenities, you’re never far away from greenery as Cheltenham has lots of parks and squares within the town, as well as woods and walks all around it.

Pittville Park is a huge favourite with locals and visitors alike, with its boating lake and Grade I listed Pittville Pump Room. There’s also Sandford Park and the Imperial Gardens or, if you want to escape the town, you can head up to Leckhampton Hill or Lineover Wood.

Cheltenham is full of independents

If you’re tired of copy-and-paste high streets and shopping malls then Cheltenham is the place for you. There’s dozens of independent cafes, bars, restaurants and shops to try out, as well as pottery centres, amazing bookshops and microbreweries. You can still find familiar shopfronts in Cheltenham, but you’ll be much more distracted by all the quirky one-off establishments.

There are a lot of festivals in Cheltenham

It’s not just about the racing, as there are more than 35 different festivals in Cheltenham throughout the year. No matter what you’re into, be it science, literature, jazz or food, you’ll be well catered for at some point in the calendar.

Cheltenham is an employment hotspot

For a relatively small place, Cheltenham is home to some heavy-hitter employers, such as GCHQ, Spirax-Sarco Engineering and Superdry. When the town’s Golden Valley development is up and running, it’ll be even busier.

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