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Where are the most desirable areas to buy a property/live in Bath?

Asked on Sep 14 2010, General in Bath | Report content

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  • Depends what you're looking for I suppose, but in general the areas considered 'posh' are Lansdown, Sion Hill, Camden, some parts of Widcombe and Combe Down and of course the obvious areas in the city centre from Milsom Street up to Lansdown Crescent and beyond. Decent suburban areas include Bear Flat, some of Weston, Larkhall and Fairfield Park, Newbridge/Chelsea Road and Oldfield Park. Less trendy/desirable, and generally cheaper areas include Twerton, Southdown, Whiteway and Odd Down. I should declare a Northern bias - I probably just offended half the people I know!

    Answered on Oct 5 2010, Report content
  • The most desirable areas are not the most practical areas for home ownership in my opinion. For example, Royal Crescent and Lansdown are considered very desirable, however, in Royal Crescent there are parking problems and in Lansdown you are way up a steep hill to walk from the centre of town. Both areas are extremely expensive for quirky but historic Georgian terraced homes. In my opinion the best area is Newbridge. You have a combination of nice Edwardian, Victorian and 1930s semis, reasonable property prices, unrestricted on-street parking and a level walk to the centre of town.

    Answered on Oct 8 2010, Report content
  • I would say if you are looking for a very secure, family/children friendly the area of Lansdown especially around St Stephen Church next to Fairfield Park, where you can find very good houses and close to town not only walking but by bus.

    Answered on Apr 12 2012, Report content
  • I would say anywhere around the Bath Riverside Development would be great, and old brownfield site with ugly factories and gasometers out of the way - Victoria Bridge Court was one of the first new apartment blocks there, right opposite the park and over the river to Sainsburys, literally a 5 minute walk over flat ground to Central Bath. Now the riverside is being upgraded, the old Victorian Bridge renovated and riverside cafes & shops being developed. See internet for details of upgrade now in progress.

    Answered on May 15 2012, Report content

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