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Located in the Gwent area of Wales is the third biggest city in the country, Newport. Today, it is an important centre for industry and commerce however it stills retains a lot of its Victorian character from times gone by. Granted, the city of Newport has a gritty reputation, but over the past few years it has undergone extensive redevelopment and is now considered a great place to live if wanting to escape the high prices of the likes of popular Cardiff. The city is made up of four districts; Caerleon, Pillgwenlly, Rogrestone and Stow Hill. Each area provides different local amenities, schools, and types of property.
Britannia Robbins are located just one hour away from Newport, in Swansea. They are one of the longest established moving and storage companies within south and west Wales and the family-run business can help their customers with removals and storage solutions.
Moving to Newport
Property prices are considerably more affordable in Wales than those of the UK, particularly the South. Huge detached family properties can be purchased for as little as £180,000. If your budget is over £800,000 you will be able to get your hands on five or six-bedroom period manor houses with private drives and extensive land. Family sized semis start at as little as £95,000 and terraced homes, £65,000. For first time buyers, there are a number of one and two bedroom flats on the market, with prices spanning from £35,000 to £220,000 for a luxury two-bed apartment in a manor house conversion on an exclusive gated community.
If you would prefer to rent in Newport, one-bed flats are available for as little as £350 pcm, rising to £400 pcm for a two-bed. Smaller terraces are available below £500 pcm and go just over this figure for one that could hold a family. Semi-detached homes range between £500 and £1000 pcm. Large four bed detached properties fall into the £850 to £1400 pcm bracket.
Schools in Newport
There are over 50 primary and junior schools in Newport. There are some fantastic ‘good’ rated schools according to Estyn, including St Mary’, Ysgol Gymraeg ro Teyrnon, Glan Usk and St Wollos. However, in terms of ‘excellent’ primary schools, St David’s Glasllwch, Clytha and Eveswell Primary come out on top.
Of the eight secondary schools in Newport, Lliswerry, Llanwern and St Julian’s all received an ‘adequate’ result in their latest Estyn inspections. Bassaleg, Duffryn High and Newport High all received ‘good’. However, topping the results table are Caerleon Comprehensive and St Joespeh’s RC, receiving ‘excellent’ across the board.
Rougement School is the only independent school in Newport. It is a co-education facility located in the manor-house Llantarnam Hall and caters to children aged three to 18.
Transport Links Newport
Newport is just a stone’s throw from the M4, providing fantastic access to Swansea in the west and London across the border in the east. Cardiff is just a 25-minute drive and Bristol, 40 minutes.
Newport railway station has undergone extensive modernisation and is one of the busiest railway stations in Wales. There are direct services to various destinations throughout Wales, including Cardiff, Swansea, Neath, Pembroke Dock and many smaller villages and towns. Direct services also run to London Paddington, Manchester Piccadilly, Nottingham, Birmingham New Street, Bristol, and various stops along these routes.