Why Swindon Is The Perfect Place To Buy Or Rent?

Why Swindon Is The Perfect Place To Buy Or Rent?

 

Are you considering buying or renting a new home and want to explore a new town? If so Castles Estate Agents would highly recommend looking at the latest offerings of properties for sale or rent in Swindon. 

 

Swindon is a large town in the county of Wiltshire in South West England. The town is situated 35 miles away from Bristol and Reading the same distance to the east, the town is also only 75 miles away from the Capital of London which makes it the perfect location for commuters. The town also tops the list of the best value town for renters. 

 

 

A recent survey showed that only 11.5% of a workers monthly salary goes towards rent, which is 50% lower than the national average of 22.1%. This means that whilst living and working in a bigger city like London may sound appealing the majority of citizens have little money left after paying rent compared to Swindon residents who can use the money elsewhere. 

Property 

What Swindon is praised for the most is for its variety in the different houses it has to offer. If you are looking for a more traditional home then the Old Town may be the right place for you, a hugely popular area due to its traditional style of Victorian and Edwardian terrace homes on offer. If you are looking for a slightly larger home, there is an area in the South-East close to Coate Water Park which is extremely popular for its 1930s detached style homes and new builds. 

Employability 

The national average employment rate is around 75% and the employment rate in Swindon is around 80% which is a lot higher than the national average. This could be due to the incredible commuting opportunities in Swindon, the town is close to Bristol, Reading & Bath because of its close proximity to the M4. London is also only an hour commute from the city which gives residents the opportunity to live in the country life whilst still working in the hustle and bustle of the city. Big companies such as Nationwide, NPower, WH Smith and First Great Western are also all based in the heart of Swindon.

Transport

Swindon has easy access to the M4 motorway which connects the town easily to the rest of the UK. Swindon also has its own railway station which has regular services to London Paddington which only take around an hour. 

In regards to airports, Bristol International Airport is only 50 miles away and Heathrow Airport is only an hour away in the car. The city of Cardiff is only 70 miles away and the beautiful Cotswolds are only a short drive up the A419. 

Education 

You will not be short of choices when it comes to schooling in the Swindon area. You will have over 50 primary schools to choose from and if you have older children you will have 11 secondary schools to choose from as well as many colleges. If you have children looking to go to University there are many amazing Universities that will also allow them to have a short commute home such as; 

 

  • The University of West England, Bristol

  • The University of Exeter

  • The University of Bath 

  • The University of Bristol 

  • The University of Gloucestershire 

Houses To Buy & Rent

Swindon enjoys an array of different areas to live in from turn of the century properties in the town and Old town to the most modern of properties to the North and East of the town. A large majority of homes that are sold in Swindon are terraced homes, with prices starting circa £160,000 and averaging circa £202,763. Semi-detached houses average a price of £250,000 and detached homes sell at an average price of £360,000. Flats in sale in Swindon average around £153,948.

 

The majority of the town’s rental opportunities are flats and terrace properties. These flats on average are around £564 for one bedroom and average at £728 for a two bedroom flat. Houses are also available to rent in Swindon for an average rent of less than £1,000 per calendar month. 

Castles Estate Agents 

 

Castles Estate Agents are a leading estate agent in Swindon who are able to help you with every aspect of your housing journey. For help and advice on selling or renting a property in Swindon check out our website or call us today on 01793 611 677.