Houses for sale in Swindon
Local Area Guide
Situated in North East Wiltshire, Swindon lies directly between Bristol and Reading. Since the implementation of the town development act over 60 years ago, the property market has expanded and the number of houses for sale in Swindon had increased.
Years ago, Swindon started out as a small village. The industrial revolution played a big part in the growth and development of Swindon, which sparked the construction of the picturesque Wilts & Berks Canal. These canals brought trade to Swindon and population growth followed.
The growth of Swindon continued throughout the 1800s by Great Western Railway - where ‘Swindon Works’ was built to conduct repairs and maintenance on trains owned by Great Western Railway. With the train station now situated on the main line from Bristol to Paddington, it’s become a popular location for people searching for houses for sale in Swindon - with thousands commuting to Bristol & London every day.
Swindon Residents & Population
Swindon has since become a large town that continues to grow. With a population of around 210,000, there are currently 300,000 people living within 20 minutes of Swindon’s charming town centre.
There are thousands of offices and businesses in Swindon, with large employment sectors in manufacturing, wholesale, administration & finance, business, IT and retail. With hundreds of houses for sale in Swindon, our agents can help you find the perfect home to suit your employment.
With Swindon train station being connected to the main line into London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, it’s easy to get into the city. You can get to Paddington within an hour or so
Swindon’s roads are also well connected, and are linked to the A419 and the M4. This provides easy access to Gloucester, Oxford, Reading, Newbury, Bristol, Bath, London and many other popular towns and cities.
There are regular bus services throughout the town centre for short journeys and other services to surrounding areas. Most of the town centre is heavily pedestrianised, so when looking for houses for sale in Swindon, you’ll be able to get around easily on foot.
With a wide range of small local business and national shopping outlets, Swindon is by far one of the best towns in Wiltshire for shopping. The McArthur Glen Designer Outlet is a popular shopping location that houses over 100 stores including John Lewis, Reiss and Ralph Lauren. You can also enjoy the Brunel Centre & the Parade - located in the town centre these shopping centres are built along the line where Wilts & Berks Canals used to be.
Our houses for sale in Swindon provide easy access to over 50 primary schools and 11 secondary schools located in the Swindon area. There are a wide range of specialist schools and subjects available including Engineering, science, maths, business and technology.
Swindon College & New College offers further education courses for pupils aged 16-21, with Swindon college boasting its very own purpose-built campus. With full time and part time courses available for school-leavers, apprenticeship schemes and sixth form options - there’s curricular programmes for all students.