Based on the assumption that you listen to me, you should know by now that Newport is a great place to live and work.
The question is, if you’re looking for a home for sale in Newport or even somewhere to rent, where do you choose to put down roots?
It’s definitely not an easy decision to make, as there are so many great districts of the City to choose from, all of which have their own merits.
For now, I thought we’d take a look at St Julians, which is situated to the North East of the City.
In my humble opinion, it’s a great location. You’re not in the heart of the City, but you could be in the centre and hitting the shops and the fabulous Friar’s Walk in give or take 20 minutes. And that’s on foot.
If you jumped in the car or made use of public transport, you’d be enjoying all that Newport City Centre had to offer in the blink of an eye.
Personally though, on nice days it’s great to enjoy the walk, not only for the health benefits but also for the fact that you don’t have to deal with parking. (Parking is pretty good in the City and there are lots of options, but it’s just one of my pet hates, no matter where I am!)
St Julian’s is also only a stone’s throw from all the great shops and eateries on Caerleon Road.
When it comes to food and drink, whether you want lunch in a busy little café, a fish and chips takeaway, a curry or something a bit more high-end or romantic, there seems to be something for everyone.
For those looking for something a little more outdoorsy and family friendly, there are some great outdoor spaces – Brecon Park, The Glebelands, Woodland Park and Beechwood Park – all within 20 minutes on foot. Plus, there’s Firbank Dale Tennis Club a great Club for adults and children to develop their tennis skills and participate in a friendly community environment.
The rest of Newport’s amenities are only within easy distance too, so you can take advantage of all of the City’s green spaces and amenities.
You can’t go wrong with the school choices available in St Julians if you have kiddos too. It’s the catchment area for both St Julian’s primary and Glan Usk Primary, both of which score higher than the national average for the number of pupils achieving the expected outcome in both the Foundation and Core Subject phases.
The local secondary school – St Julians – is ranked in the top 5 of all schools in the area.
And if all that isn’t reason enough to put St Julians on your list of places to house hunt in, you might prick your ears up when I tell you that you can sleep safe in your bed: crime rates in the district are just one third of those in the worst areas for crime in the city.
What’s more, that bed that you can sleep safely in will be under a reasonably priced roof.
Over the last year, the average price of a terraced house in St Julians was £125,076, whilst semis sold for an average of £165,327, and flats fetched £71,931.
The overall average house price was £144,727, which puts St Julians middle of the road when it comes to house prices in the districts of Newport.
So, if this sounds up your street, get in touch with us here at Bluestone Sales and Lettings and let us show you some great properties for sale or rent in St Julians, Newport!