Newbury sits in heart of Berkshire and over the years has evolved from a typically English rural market town, in to an extremely popular, vibrant and cultural town. So much so that it is consistently featured in the UK’s best places to live charts.
Newbury sits mid way between London and the south west of England, making locations such as London, Bristol and Bournemouth accessible within an hour’s drive. It’s therefore easy to see why it’s become such a popular commuter town, which has had a significant impact on housing prices fuelled largely by people moving out of the capital. House prices are among the most expensive in the UK.
By far the biggest employer in the town is Vodafone, who employ roughly 4000 people and has fuelled growth in the wider telecoms and technology industry in the region. Sat in the Thames Valley M4 corridor, Newbury is surrounded by the UK’s high tech industry which is home to some of the world’s biggest technology brands.
The town has a very active community, offering theatres, arts festivals, orchestras, and an array of restaurants and bars. In addition to this, there’s plenty of other activities to get involved with, from days at Newbury racecourse, to a multitude of outdoor pursuits in nearby Kennet valley.