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With affordable housing developments, prestigious schools and a thriving sports scene, Gloucester is a fantastic place to buy a new home. As a city whose roots date back to Roman times, culture and heritage line almost every street. Paired with excellent shopping facilities and stunning surrounding landscapes, it’s not hard to see why it ticks all the boxes for homeowners.

New build homes in Gloucester

Gloucester is a place like no other, which is why Persimmon is proud to offer new build homes here. From rugby fans, equestrians and avid walkers to art and music enthusiasts, there’s something for everyone in this unique city. It’s especially ideal for those looking to buy a home in an area that offers both urban and rural living, with parts of Gloucestershire consisting of the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and Severn Vale.

Our locations in Gloucestershire

Living in Gloucester

Careers and education

Gloucester is known for its schools, with Kings School providing an excellent education since 1541. Its links to the city’s renowned Cathedral allow its students to take part in choirs - an experience that’s hard to find elsewhere. You’re also close to the Crypt Grammar School, founded in 1539 and known for its rich history. Buying a new home here certainly ensures a fantastic educational experience for children of all ages. There’s also a wide range of primary schools, colleges and universities to choose from, in the city itself and beyond.

If you do choose ‘beyond’, though, don’t panic - you won’t be travelling too far. If Cheltenham College or Cheltenham Ladies College are calling your name, then it's only a half-hour drive or ten-minute train journey. Renowned Hartbury in the Forest of Dean and the historic Wycliffe College in Stonehouse are both less than an hour drive. Choosing a new build in Gloucester means having easy access to some of the best educational institutions the UK has to offer.

Sports and leisure

If you want to lead an active lifestyle, then buying a home here is ideal. Home to Kingsholme Stadium, the base of Gloucester Rugby, as well as GL1 Leisure Centre and Oxstalls Sports Park. Together, all these facilities make this location a hive for athletes.

For those who’d rather exercise outdoors, this city is sandwiched between stunning landscapes that offer plenty of activities. Kayak down the meandering River Wye, tackle the hilly Cotswold Way or explore the depths of the earth in the Clearwell Caves. All of these locations are a stone’s throw away from the city, providing homebuyers with an active lifestyle and a better quality of life.

A slower way of living

If sports isn’t your thing, make the most of the city’s cultural activities and shopping centres instead. The Quays hosts popular brands like Ted Baker, Next and Hotel Chocolat, as well as a cinema and a variety of restaurants. The overall development sits alongside the historic docks, meaning that the city centre offers a great day out for all the family.

It’s home to a number of museums, such as the National Waterways Museum and The House of the Tailor, and its breathtaking cathedral has been used as a filming location for Harry Potter, Doctor Who and a handful of historical dramas. You can also catch a film or gig at the Guildhall, or sit back with a pint at its dock-side brewery. You’ll never be bored when owning a home here.

Persimmon’s new houses in Gloucester

Buying a new build in Gloucester means enjoying a rich lifestyle, meeting that perfect balance of busy urban living and peaceful pockets of tranquillity. Persimmon’s homes only add to this experience, creating a welcoming living environment that you can’t wait to return to at the end of each day. See our new builds above, explore more of Gloucestershire or get in touch with our team for more information.