Thinking of moving to Bath? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Bath has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £2.4 million
- Average house price in Bath: £393,076
- Cheapest property: A mobile/park home at £70,000
Property Investment 🏠🏠
Probably best known for its Roman baths and genteel Georgian crescents, Bath is all that and more – with a surprising degree of diversity in its potential for property investment.
- Census data for Bath and NE Somerset suggests a demographic profile very similar to anywhere else in England and Wales
- Approximately 46% of the population is made up of couples living together
- A notable exception is when it comes to full-time students, who make up 2.5% of the local population, compared with 0.6% in the rest of the country.
- At the last count, per capita GVA (Gross Value Added) was £37,800 – putting it third only after London and Greater Manchester
- High value-added sectors – comprising 30% of those in work – are in IT investment and security, and creative and digital enterprises
- The home of Silicon SouthWest, this is recognised as the largest concentration of innovative IT companies second only to Silicon Valley in California, United States.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Bath is located on the fringes of the South West of England
- The Bath Spa transport hub in the centre of the city hosts train, coach and bus stations
- Trains from London cover the distance in around 90 minutes and the city can be reached from both the M5 and M4 motorways
- Bristol Airport is some 19 miles away.
- The University of Bath enjoys an international reputation at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels – and has been voted the best university in the whole of the country for student experience
- Probably less well-known is Bath Spa University, which is forging a reputation for its courses in enterprise, culture and creativity
- There are 20 secondary schools in the Bath and NE Somerset area, many of them attaining more than 90% success rates at GSE “A”-level.
- Situated in the southwest of the country, Bath occupies one of the most sought-after locations in the country in which to live
- The city has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
- In addition to many well-appointed hotels in the city itself, the surrounding countryside offers accommodation in idyllically rural settings.
Finally, did you know …
- Bath is the site for the first hospital to be opened in England for poor and rich alike and was named the Royal Mineral Water Hospital
- The city has its own form of currency, called the Oliver, which is earned by volunteers for community projects and may be cashed in at local shops
- The hot springs for which Bath is famous continue to be heated by a long-dormant volcano.