Malpas Area Guide
Located to the north of the city of Newport, Malpas is a green and peaceful neighbourhood with a strong community at its heart. Loved for its green spaces, spacious homes and proximity to the city centre, the area is regularly regarded as one of Newport’s most coveted locations. To find out what Malpas has to offer, including whether Malpas is a nice place to live, check out our area guide below.
Malpas Area Guide
- Malpas History
- Malpas Properties
- Malpas Education
- Malpas Things to do
- Malpas Transport
- Malpas Employment
- Moving to Malpas
Like many neighbourhoods around Newport, Malpas was developed largely in the 20th century. The rural parish began to expand in the 1930s, with large estates being built in the 1960s and 1970s. The leafy and suburban neighbourhood is characterised by its spacious family homes. To the west of the neighbourhood lies Hollybush and the estates of Westfield and Malpas Court. To the east lies the estates of Woodlands, Malpas Park, Pilton Vale and Claremont which date to the 1970s.
In recent times, Malpas has seen a growing number of new-build homes, with developers seeking to capitalise on the area’s good transport links, leisure opportunities and amenities like the local hospital and schooling.
Though much of Malpas dates to the 20th century, the area contains a pleasant mix of both older and newer properties. The oldest houses are in the industrial area near the town centre, particularly around the Crindau district. More modern family homes can be found around Woodlands, Malpas Park, Pilton Vale and Claremont, providing a leafy and suburban setting with proximity to the city centre. Roads such as The Woodlands are considered to be the most desirable, where comfortable detached houses are strung along tree lines streets. For more affordable housing, both Westfield and Malpas Court offer great value for money with a good range of quality ex-council properties.
One of the top reasons why Malpas is a great place to live is the range of schooling on offer. The area offers a good mix of both comprehensive and independent education, with many institutions among Newport’s best achieving. In Wales, the performance of schools is graded via colour coded categorisation, with green being the highest rating. Local Primary schools such as Malpas Park Primary and Malpas Court Primary are rated ‘good’ (green), while the independent Rougemont School is amongst the highest performing schools in Wales.
Another factor that makes Malpas so suited to family living is the ease of access to quality leisure facilities. Being located on the outskirts of Newport means the area enjoys access to Newport’s surrounding countryside, meaning green space is never an issue. A cycle and pedestrian walkway alongside the River Usk links Malpas to nearby Caerleon and Newport city centre for journeys further afield.
Malpas is a traditionally a residential district meaning the area does not boast many attractions in its own right. However, Malpas is located just 2 ½ miles from Newport City Centre, meaning it benefits from easy access to all of Newport’s key attractions. These include Newport Cathedral, museum and art gallery, theatre and traditional covered market. For sports or music enthusiasts, there is Newport Centre’s pool, sports facilities, and 2,000-capacity music venue.
Transport and ease of access to other parts of Wales and the UK is often a deciding factor in choosing an area. Fortunately, Malpas benefits from excellent transport facilities with links. Malpas is home to a good bus network with a regular and reliable service to and from the city centre. Other green transport is provided by the cycle and pedestrian walkway which links Malpas to Caerleon and the city.
Malpas is located just 2 ½ miles from Newport City Centre, with a trip along the A4051 taking as little as 8 minutes. The area is also conveniently located close to the M4, meaning the boom cities of Bristol and Cardiff are also within easy reach. A journey to Bristol takes approximately 30 minutes, while Cardiff is reached in just 20 minutes. The A4042 is also nearby.
Another factor that makes Malpas a great location is the good number of local employers here. Newport is home to some of Wales’ largest companies with high employment rates and good local job opportunities. Big names here include Halo Foods, Wilkinson, Next Generation Data and Admiral PLC (which is located just 2 miles from Malpas). Another local employer within Malpas itself is St Joseph’s Hospital. Because Malpas is conveniently located for the M4, the area also has access to numerous other job markets including Cardiff and Bristol.
Malpas is a fantastic place to live, with spacious family homes, green spaces, good schools and great transport facilities. If you are interested in moving to Malpas or have a property here to either sell or let, get in touch with Freelancer Lets. We are an independent Newport Estate Agency with an excellent track record.
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