Living and working in Cheltenham
With a population of approximately 115,000, Cheltenham is a thriving Regency town in Gloucestershire. It’s situated in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to some of the most beautiful villages in England.
If you are new to the area you will soon find there is plenty going on. The town of Cheltenham has much to offer, with good shopping and excellent restaurants, wine bars and cafes. It is home to Cheltenham Racecourse, known as the centre of Jump Racing, and the renowned Cheltenham Festival takes place every March. The town also hosts thriving artistic and cultural Festivals, bringing the stars of Literature, Music, Jazz and Science to Cheltenham throughout the year. Online magazine SoGlos is an excellent resource to help you discover the county and the many events that happen across the region.
Cheltenham itself and its surrounding areas, including the Cotswolds, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean, have a healthy supply of housing to suit all needs and a range of excellent schools, both state and independent.
Commuter links into Cheltenham are good and the M5 motorway is close by. There are easy road and rail links, with Bristol, Birmingham and Oxford all accessible within an hour’s travel. Regular trains and buses also run to London which is approximately 100 miles away.