Bath is a perpetually lovely city in the South West. Full of achingly beautiful Georgian architecture, home to naturally occurring thermal spa waters, and well connected to Bristol, and London by train. Bath really does have something for everyone.
Though Bath is a designated city, it is a rather small one. Many people describe it as being more like a big town – with lots going on but also lots of friendly folk. This is a city where it is easy to get to know people, and residents seem to know everyone by sight, and even by name.
This is perhaps one of the reasons why Bath is sometimes known as London in the country. The city is very popular with ex-pat Londoners looking for a more peaceful, and relaxed way of life. As a result, there are a high number of commuting professionals in Bath (and a higher number still of London-to-Bath bloggers looking to share their stories).
Alongside a healthy creative arts community, Bath is filled with independent shops, is home to the well-recommended Victoria Art Gallery, has plenty of good theatre, and boasts the brilliant Guildhall market to boot.
Bath is a major tourist destination, with groups of tourists from all over the world flocking to appreciate the city’s beauty and charm. The major Bath attraction has to be the spa. Thermae Bath Spa is the UK’s only natural thermal spa and features a roof top pool with stunning views across the city.
House prices, as you’d expect from such a spectacular area, are on the high side – both for renting and buying. With this in mind, which areas of Bath offer a good bet for buy to let investors?
Oldfield Park is an up-and-coming area popular with families looking for affordable housing both to rent, and to buy. The area is well connected by its train station, has a good bus service, and is only thirty minutes walk to the city centre. Oldfield Park is also very popular with students thanks to its plethora of good local amenities and distance from the city centre campus.
Property in the centre of Bath is expensive. Despite this, the area remains popular with young professionals and demand for good quality rental properties is proportionately high. There is plenty of property available from purpose built apartment blocks, to flats in converted Georgian properties.
Twerton has a higher than average renting population and is an area lower on the price spectrum. If you’re looking for a property or portfolio of properties that offer good value, then Twerton could be the place for you.
As ever, make sure you do your research before you take the thermal plunge. Bath is a great little city full of natural charm and is situated right in the middle of some amazing countryside. It’s well connected and boasts high levels of wealth and employment. Little wonder this compact city is popular with its residents, and investors alike.