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    Anyone from Gloucester or Cheltenham?

    Will be starting a job for a year in Gloucester soon and looking for some advice on where to live. Gloucester seemed like a bit of a dump, though the docks were nice. How's Cheltenham in comparison? It's only a short drive away and I could cope with the commute if it was a significantly nicer town to live in.

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    hahaha. i feel for you mate.. im in gloucester every month as my wife is from there. its not really a dump, its ok, but its extremely BORING and NOTHING to do there!

    stay in cheltenham, leckhampton type areas, gloucester central is a dump, outskirts like highnam, ross on wye, hempstead village are nice, depends on what you can afford.
    Are you renting or buying?

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    I will be renting. I had a quick look at places in Gloucester and the apartments in the dock conversions didn't look too bad. I think around 500-600 for a one bedroom.

    Is the commute a pain in the ass? I think it said it was a 15 minute drive but I'm guessing a lot of people do this in the morning and evening.

    Can you get nice one bedroom places in Cheltenham for a similar price?

    the docks is about right for around £500 one bedroom, you may be able to get for a little extra 2/3 bedroom house in around quedgeley,abbeydale,abbeymead areas, these are family areas,some are new suburban builds.
    The commute from chelt might take 30/45 mins daily depend on traffic. chelt has much better night life, pubs,clubs,eateries,shopping,etc

    Girlfriend lives near Gloucester, really is not very good.

    I agree with what red_one said.

    Original Poster

    Is that 30/45 mins each way? If that's just a daily total then that's not bad at all. Are rental prices similar?

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    the__mayster;8643118

    Girlfriend lives near Gloucester, really is not very good.I agree with … Girlfriend lives near Gloucester, really is not very good.I agree with what red_one said.



    Yeah I got that impression when walking through the town centre. Almost rivalled Newport, South Wales in it's levels of dump'ness

    sdavi3680;8643138

    Is that 30/45 mins each way? If that's just a daily total then that's not … Is that 30/45 mins each way? If that's just a daily total then that's not bad at all. Are rental prices similar?



    yes each way, cheltenham is 8 miles from glos, but all depends where you stay, what time you start and finish work.
    rush hour 7-10am, evening 4-6.30pm mad rush.
    I just been to glos this morning took me 1 hr there and back between 11 and 12

    sdavi3680;8643146

    Yeah I got that impression when walking through the town centre. Almost … Yeah I got that impression when walking through the town centre. Almost rivalled Newport, South Wales in it's levels of dump'ness



    To be honest, cheltenham is a bit nicer but then still not that impressive, but then coming from a "big city" i guess what i think is good would be higher.

    The town centre is shocking and could do with blowing up, the new shopping centre by the docks is nice but lacks shops really.
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