Are you looking for a fresh start or perhaps buying your first home? Moving to a new location can be incredibly exciting and the start of a new chapter in your life. It can be hard to choose where to start this new chapter when there are so many fantastic places all over the UK. There are many obvious choices, but here are a few of the best yet often overlooked places that are worth considering.
Start searching for new homes in the surrounding areas of Berkshire, like Wokingham, if you want to be a short journey from London but still away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Berkshire is a beautiful part of the southeast that has a lot of greenery and a peaceful atmosphere but still everything that you need being easily accessible.
The beautiful walled city of Chester is another excellent choice for those looking for somewhere new to live. In addition to the beautiful architecture, Chester has an excellent shopping district and has a small city feel to it. Despite this, you are just a short journey from Liverpool and Manchester being close to the Welsh border.
The picturesque town of Warwick in Warwickshire in the West Midlands is sat on the River Avon and is known for its stunning medieval architecture, including Warwick Castle which was founded by William the Conqueror. It is a market town so it can be lively with easy access to everything that you need but it is also a very peaceful place and somewhere ideal for those looking to bring up kids.
Norwich is another beautiful cathedral city in the county of Norfolk. This is a kid-friendly city with plenty to see and do locally, but you are also well-positioned by the East Coast just a short drive from the beach with Chelmsford, Cambridge and even London not being too far a journey to make.
Gloucestershire in South West England is well-known for its breathtaking countryside and for containing the majority of The Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is the perfect place for those seeking a slower pace of life with charming honey-stone towns and villages with cosy pubs, restaurants and shops set against the rolling hills.
Gloucestershire is certainly a peaceful place, but it is also located a short journey from busier areas including Oxford, Swindon, Bath and Bristol.
If you are looking for somewhere new to live then these are a few of the best yet often overlooked places. People often first think of the major cities, but the above areas should be considered as they have a lot to offer with their own charm and beauty as well as being quieter than the major cities.