Are You Thinking About Moving To Cheltenham?
We don’t blame you, it’s a lovely part of Gloucestershire with so much going on all the time. It’s a very cultural and inclusive Spa town and the beautiful Cotswolds countryside is just on your doorstep!
If you’re not overly familiar with the area, don’t worry! As a specialist removal company that manages many moves in and around Cheltenham, we can give you some sound advice.
Employment in Cheltenham
You will find many employment opportunities in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas, varying from skilled to manual. There are also good transport links from Cheltenham to Bristol and Cardiff should you choose to commute further afield.
What can you afford?
Once the job is secured, it would be an idea to check that what you will be earning will cover the cost of living in Cheltenham. Like with most towns and cities, there will be areas that will be more expensive to live than others, so check out local estate agents to get an idea of property prices/monthly rental costs. You also want to be sure that you have enough money left over for socialising and local family outings, so also take this into consideration.
Decide Where You’re Going to Live
Cheltenham is a big town. Consider if you need to be close to local transport links, schools, or your place of work. Think about which areas would be more beneficial to you and your family.
Renting?? Sharing a Property Vs Having Your Own Space
Because there is a university in Cheltenham, it’s not uncommon for people in their 20s to rent with others, as they transition from student to young professional. So, if you are looking to rent, living with other people can be a great way to cut living costs in half and is probably the best option if you’re just starting out and don’t have a very high income. Remember, if you’re renting, there are several things you will need to have ready before you can move; references, deposit, proof of income etc.
Getting around Cheltenham
Parts of Cheltenham have one-way systems, so it’s good to be familiar with those areas so you don’t get caught out!
The town centre is almost fully pedestrianised and there are plenty of accessible public transport systems to get from the town centre to the outskirts. If you drive into the town centre, there are plenty of public parking places.
Finding the Right School
If you’re moving to Cheltenham with your family, or are planning a family soon, we would recommend prioritising finding the right school for your children. One consideration regarding schools is which catchment area they are in. However, if you choose to enrol your children into a private school – of which there are a number of in and around Gloucestershire – catchment areas do not apply.
What’s on in Cheltenham?
Cheltenham has so much to offer. The town hosts annual Jazz, Science and Literature festivals, which bring a huge number of well-known names to the town and brings a real buzz.
And let’s not forget the Racecourse! The town comes alive every time there is a race meeting, with March being the biggest event of the year for Cheltenham and is great to be a part of.
There is plenty for families, with incredible parks, play areas, indoor soft play, golf, cinema and places to eat. The list goes on, there truly is so much to offer for young professionals and families.