Newport is a great place to live in, which explains why it’s so popular with homebuyers. It’s been significantly redeveloped in recent years, and residents appreciate its range of shops, good schools, local amenities and beautiful scenery we have on our doorstep. Sandwiched inbetween Bristol and Cardiff, both cities are within a short commute and you’ll get more property for your money here.
If you’re considering moving to Newport, here’s some information about the properties in the area, and where to look if you’re searching for a particular type of home.
Spacious, multi-bedroomed properties
At the upper end of the market, you’ll find some impressive detached homes, which usually come with several bedrooms, generous gardens and driveways.
The city has a few luxury gated developments (for example, in the Fields Park area), which have a range of attractive homes built using traditional materials. Be aware though, this type of property usually commands a higher price. Likewise, the contemporary detached homes in the west of the city are sought-after, especially those within walking distance of the city centre.
There are also some period detached properties on the market. The Georgian townhouses on Caerau Crescent are notable examples, with their red-brick facades and bay windows. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of original features.
For something with accompanying land, it’s worthwhile focusing on the outskirts of Newport, where there are some large properties on the market with good acreage included in the sale.
Newport is fantastic for families, with many properties being ideal for those with children. For example, you’ll find some classic 1970s detached homes in Stow Park Circle; an area that’s close to the city centre and the M4. The modern developments are also worth considering, as they offer a great deal of living space at a competitive price.
If you prefer older properties, there are plenty of Victorian and Georgian semi-detached homes on the market. The Victorian semi-detached houses on St Marks Crescent offer space for all the family, plus a driveway, garden and good proximity to the train station. Chepstow Road (which is a little further out from the city centre) is another example of this type of home.
Those searching for something more affordable will be pleased to know that there are also several good options for £200,000 or less. Malpas has quite a few attractive 1920s semi-detached homes, and there are numerous large terraced properties closer to the centre of Newport. Malpas Road offers particularly good value for money. Batchelor Road is another prime example, with its generously proportioned Victorian terraces, and it’s only a mile from the station.
First-time buyer homes
First-time buyers will find there’s a wealth of suitable properties available in Newport, even for those working to a tight budget. These are often apartments in purpose-built blocks, which typically come with open plan living areas and light, airy bedrooms. However, some are sub-divided period properties, which are always in high demand.
There are also lots of terraced houses in the city, including some characterful Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian homes. Areas like Kelvedon Street demonstrate exactly how much property you’ll get for an affordable price. These terraced homes were built at the turn of the century and are close to the local amenities.
Apartments come in all forms in Newport. Sub-divided period properties are always in great demand, as they have attractive features such as original fireplaces and high ceilings. There are also a variety of purpose-built apartment blocks; both contemporary, and dating from the 1970s to 1990s.
As you might expect, flats are the cheapest option on the market, with many being priced well below £100,000. However, there are some luxury apartments in Newport too, like the converted manor house development at Hambly Court in Malpas. These cost more, but are finished to an exceptionally high standard throughout.
Newport has a thriving rental market, with landlords cashing in on the good rental yields, not to mention profit from capital growth. One- and two-bedroomed apartments and houses are particularly sought-after, so if you’re searching for a buy-to-let, you may want to focus on these types of properties. However, some landlords prefer to invest in larger three-bedroomed homes, to appeal to families.
The market is particularly strong in the centre of the city, particularly in the streets that are close to the train station and local amenities. Outdoor space and parking are usually prized, as are generous living areas and good-sized bedrooms.
If you’re renting in Newport, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of properties to choose from, with average rental rates ranging from £400 pcm to £1,300 pcm.
Some of the modern homes offer excellent value for money, such as those on Graig Park Hill, with their classic pebbledash facades and generous internal space. If you’re looking for a house for your family, then the semi-detached homes are a good option, like those on Keynsham Avenue, which typically cost less than £900 pcm.
Close to the station
If it’s important to be close to the station, focus on the roads off Queensway, or off Godfrey Road. You’ll find plenty of period properties around here (of all sizes), and apartments too.
If you’re looking for a substantial property, The Ridgeway is definitely an area to focus on, with its large detached modern homes, and palatial detached properties with gated driveways. The area around Belle Vue Park is another location to consider, or alternatively, start your search in the surrounding villages.
The St Brides area is well worth exploring if you appreciate good views, with many houses being surrounded by agricultural land. Places like Lower Machen are also worth checking out if you’re fond of rural landscapes, but don’t want to sacrifice proximity to the city centre.
Riverside is a good option if you’re working to a budget, as is Maindee. For something larger, Malpas and Newbridge are ideal for competitively priced family homes.
If you want to buy a property in Newport, talk to the Freelancer Lets and Sales team today. We’re situated in the heart of the city, and are here to answer all your questions about purchasing a home here.
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