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    Best Places to Live in Bath

    Any Bathonian will be able to list off countless reasons why Bath is a truly wonderful place to live. The historical city offers stunning Georgian architecture, picturesque countryside, a thriving hospitality culture, a strong community spirit – I could go on.

    Bath has a variety of neighbourhoods to explore, each with its own unique quirks and benefits. If you’re thinking of relocating to Bath but are stuck choosing the perfect spot, we’ve got you covered with this list of eight top places to live around the city.

    The Centre (BA1)

    First and foremost – the centre. If you enjoy a bustling atmosphere and are drawn to the centre of the action, the city centre is the place for you. The beating heart of Bath, the city centre is home to all of the wonderful historical pieces of architecture that people flock from across the country to see and experience, such as the Roman Baths, the Bath Abbey, and the Royal Crescent.

    Living in the centre also gives you easy access to all of the bars, cafes, and restaurants that the pedestrianised streets have to offer. This area is overflowing with famous eateries and hidden gems to explore, with a cosy pub on every corner and cuisines from all over the world to discover.

    The centre also offers excellent transport links, with the Bath Spa Railway Station as well as the main bus station directly on your doorstep.

    Larkhall (BA1)

    Just north-east of the city centre, Larkhall is a charming residential area with a strong community spirit and a picturesque backdrop of the rolling hills of Bath’s countryside. Lined with independent shops and restaurants, Larkhall Square alone offers a thriving network of places to eat and purchase local produce.

    The area is extremely popular with families due to the large number of schools located within walking distance, as well as several stunning parks including the Larkhall Recreation Ground and Alice Park. If you’re looking for the perfect place to bring up your children, Larkhall could be the spot for you.

    Lansdown (BA1)

    To the north of the city centre, Lansdown is well-known for its upscale spacious properties, making it one of the most sought after areas for families and professionals to live and enjoy the slower pace of life that the neighbourhood offers. Flower shops and boutique stores are dotted around the beautiful Georgian homes, with several leafy green spaces to explore.

    A picturesque suburb, Lansdown residents benefit from the stunning views of the surrounding Somerset countryside, as well as regular horse-racing events and concerts held at the Bath Racecourse each year. The area is home to the famous Lansdown Crescent atop Lansdown Hill, a Grade II listed building that comprises 20 houses. There is also the Assembly Rooms, open to locals and tourists alike for the opportunity to walk the incredible halls once used by the Georgian society for getting together and dancing in.

    Sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Lansdown also offers several attractions such as the Lansdown Cricket Club and the Lansdown Golf Course.

    Oldfield Park (BA2)

    Situated just to the south of the city centre, Oldfield Park is a thriving neighbourhood with excellent transport links and a busy high street with plenty to explore.

    Popular with local young professionals and the students of Bath’s two universities, being within walking distance of the University of Bath, Oldfield Park offers a mix of beautiful Victorian terraced houses and modern properties. Home to Moorland Road, the neighbourhood has a rich selection of independent shops and restaurants.

    If you live in this neighbourhood, you’ll also benefit from having the Oldfield Park Station directly on your doorstep, meaning you won’t have to trek to the centre to catch a train out of the city.

    Bathwick (BA2)

    On the eastern bank of the River Avon sits Bathwick, one of Bath’s most sought-after areas to live within the historical city and part of the Bath forum, one of the 40 historical hundreds in the county of Somerset.

    Stunning Georgian townhouses line the streets, offering the peaceful tranquillity of a small-town neighbourhood while being within walking distance to the bustling atmosphere of the city centre, as well as some excellent schools.

    Bathwick remains ever-popular with local residents due to its close proximity to some of the most stunning natural areas Bath has to offer, including the Sydney Gardens and the Kennet & Avon Canal.

    The area also offers countless historical sites to explore, such as the Laura Place Fountain and the former home of Jane Austen at 4 Sydney Place.

    Widcombe (BA2)

    To the south of the River Avon sits Widcombe, a village-like neighbourhood offering a variety of residential streets, independent shops, and local pubs. The area is widely popular amongst locals due to its close proximity to the city centre, as well as the well-respected schools it has to offer.

    With its stunning Georgian terraces and peaceful atmosphere, Widcombe is favoured by residents as a more relaxed place to reside amongst the bustling city centre, while still having the option of enjoying an afternoon in the heart of the city at a moment’s notice.

    Bear Flat (BA2)

    A friendly community situated in the south of Bath’s city centre, Bear Flat is a charming residential district most famous for the Bear Inn, with its life-size polar bear mascot draped above the doorway.

    Bear Flat is home to a bustling high street, several well-respected schools, and plenty of lush green spaces including Alexandra Park, situated at the top of Lyncombe Hill, which offers stunning panoramic views over the entire city. There is also the Beechen Cliff Wood, lined with mature beech and ash trees.

    Twerton (BA2)

    A residential area located to the west of Bath’s city centre, Twerton offers a greater affordability in terms of housing than other areas of the city, making it an attractive choice for students and individuals looking for a more budget-friendly accommodation option.

    The neighbourhood has plenty of local amenities on offer, while still being in close proximity to the centre, with excellent transport links available if you did need to get to the centre in a hurry.

    With a strong sense of community, Twerton locals can enjoy various community events throughout the year, as well as the excellent sporting facilities on offer; Twerton is renowned for being the home of the Bath City Football Club stadium, in Twerton Park.

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