Bath UK

Living in Bath, UK – What to Know Before Moving

What this article covers

  • What makes Bath a good or bad place to live in relation to other cities and towns in the UK
  • Pros and cons of living in Bath for working professionals, students, and families
  • Best and worst areas to live in Bath

Best places to live in Bath

The following areas are considered a few of the better places to live in Bath.

Midsomer Norton (postcode district: BA3)

Bear Flat(postcode district: BA2)

Weston (postcode district: BA1)

Worst places to live in Bath

The following are some of the places in Bath you may want to consider avoiding.

Twerton (postcode district: BA2)

Fox Hill (postcode district: BA2)

Kingswood (postcode district: BA1)

Housing prices in Bath

The following is based on data from the UK House Price Index (August 2023).

Detached properties

The average price of a detached property was £783K (+38% vs. 5 years ago).

Semi-detached properties

The average price of a semi-detached property was £476K (+36% vs. 5 years ago).

Terraced properties

The average price of a terraced property was £402K (+34% vs. 5 years ago).

Flats and apartments

The average price of a flat was £302K (21% vs. 5 years ago).

Public Transportation & Commuting

Bus access

Public bus service is managed by First Bus, which runs routes across Bristol, Bath, and other areas in the West of England. You will find plenty of buses taking you around the city centre and the surrounding villages and towns.

Train access

Bath Spa is the main railway station in Bath. Train services are run by the GWR. You can find direct routes to London Paddington, Bristol, as well as towns in Cornwall such as Penzance. Oldfield Park is the other train station in the area.

Closest airports to Bath

The closest airport is Bristol Airport, which offers a variety of flights to European cities. Long-haul flights to cities like New York, Toronto, and Cape Town are also available. It takes about an hour to get to Bristol Airport from the city centre if you take public transportation.


Primary schools

The most popualar primary schools in the area include Bathford Church School, Widcombe CofE Junior School, and Winsley CoE VC Primary School. All three schools have an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspection rating.

Secondary schools

The most popular secondary schools include Aspire Academy, Hayesfield Girls School, and Saint Gregory’s Catholic College. These schools have an Ofsted rating of ‘good.’

Published on | Last updated on 11/20/2023

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