A market town steeped in history, Newbury is located in West Berkshire. It offers a fantastic combination of new and old with an eclectic year-round events calendar and a range of attractions to suit all tastes.
As well as being the home to many notable businesses, it remains a popular destination for professionals wishing to commute to surrounding areas such as Basingstoke, Oxford, Reading and London. Whatsmore, the people of Newbury are considered some of the most content around, regularly featuring on Rightmove’s Happiness at Home Index and other surveys.
This overall satisfaction is helped by the fact that Newbury is known for having one of the higher living standards in the UK. Surrounded by greenery you’re also never very far from the countryside but you will still find a range of amenities on your doorstep. It’s clear to see why it is a prime location for both investors and homeowners alike.
Newbury has some excellent transport links. Notably, it is one hour from Central London by train and several are available throughout the day and into the evening. Services at the station are operated by Great Western Railway.
The station itself sits south of the town centre and has undergone refurbishment with the additions such as a large cycle hub. Further developments at the station and surrounding areas are ongoing and a number of investments are in the pipeline.
Newbury sits close by to the M4 motorway which will take you westbound to Cardiff in just over two hours or East to London in under two hours. The town is also approximately thirty minutes drive from the M3 motorway. As well as being perfectly placed for commuting, Newbury is only ever a short journey away from some stunning holiday destinations.
Historically a market town, Newbury grew up around the cloth and corn trade. Its Corn Exchange is now and art centre and theatre with a busy calendar of events and shows. There are also plentiful bars, restaurants and leisure and entertainment outlets, plus there are a host of well known, independent retailers.
Another population destination is the local racecourse served which hosts events throughout the season. This is just a fifteen-minute walk from town but it is also served by its own railway station, making it a popular venue to meet for a thrilling day out.
Newbury itself is part of the beautiful North Wessex Downs area. Visitors to the town will find an abundance of local parks in the immediate surrounding areas as well as attractions such as The Living Rainforest; a centre that is home to a wide array of plants and animals.
There are many attractive walks locally including along the Kennet and Avon canals and around Donnington Castle which is a little further afield to the North of Newbury.
With a low cost of living and a higher than average wage, Newbury is an excellent location for those looking to develop their careers and prosper. The town’s biggest employer is Vodafone UK, whose 30-acre headquarters is just north of the centre.
Other large organisations are Oracle, Microsoft and Deloitte. Newbury is a great choice for investment in property and will long continue to be a favourable destination for professionals seeking progress their careers while improving their standard of living.