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Where to Live in Newport

Moving to Newport makes sense for a lot of reasons.

As house prices continue to rise in nearby Cardiff and Bristol, the house prices in Newport have remained at an attractive 62% of the national average for the last few years.

Located right on the M4, only a 20-30 minute drive to Cardiff and Western Bristol respectively, and with accessible train routes stretching to London and further beyond, commuting from Newport is relatively easy. With the average property price in Bristol selling at £292,468, with one of the fastest growth rates anywhere in Britain, the comparative cost saving of the average house price in Newport, £161,771, is well worth the extra few miles drive.

Moreover, with its proximity to the gorgeous Welsh Valleys and Western coastline, Newport offers the best of an inner city lifestyle, with the freedom of the rural countryside.

But choosing where to live in a place that isn’t familiar to you outside of a brief mention on Gavin and Stacey can be difficult. Dependent on what you’re looking for in your new home, the specific areas you take into consideration may differ in range vastly from other house hunters, so how do you narrow down your search?

We’ve come up with a list of what we consider the best places to live in Newport in an effort to help you make a choice that suits you.



If you’ve read our other guides, where to go and what to do in Newport, by now, Caerleon will be a familiar name to you. But as well as being a historic site of great cultural significance, and a quaint place to spend a day wandering around, Caerleon is also a fantastic place to live.

Set a 10-minute drive outside of the Newport city centre, Caerleon is a quiet suburb of Newport, favoured by families for its close proximity to the Endowed and Lodge primary schools and well regarded Caerleon Comprehensive.

With a fast property market and higher average house price in comparison to the rest of Newport, a 3 bed semi-detached in Caerleon, dependent on the area, will sell for anywhere between £150,000-270,000.

For houses on the cheaper end of the scale, look at the Lodge, Home Farm and Village Green areas, with prices rising sharply around the newer Trinity View and Usk Road builds.



Located just two miles North West of the city centre, Bassaleg is similar to Caerleon in that it allows home owners based there the luxury of living in close proximity to the city, whilst enjoying the perks of the increased space of the countryside. Likewise, it also has its own range of shops, restaurants and pubs to keep you occupied without taking a taxi into the centre.

With the M4 motorway less than a mile away and the St. Mellons B road to Cardiff located slightly South, Bassaleg is ideal for commuters based in the cities to the East and West of Newport.

Bassaleg school is one of the best educational institutions in Newport, and arguably the best state school, known for both academic and sporting prowess. With a number of notable alumni including current Welsh/Lions player Ryan Jones and Sky Sports rugby commentator Stuart Barnes, Bassaleg is an attractive school for young families.

House prices in Bassaleg are slightly above the Newport average and are mostly detached or semi-detached properties.



Situated to the east of the city centre, Langstone is one of the more affluent areas of Newport, with house prices set to rise soon due to its proximity to the M4 motorway. Whilst it initially was only a small linear settlement built alongside the A48, Langstone has grown in size with the construction of several large housing developments and the construction of the 5 star Celtic Manor resort and golf course.

Only minutes away from Newport city centre and less than 20 minutes away from Cardiff, Langstone is a prime position for young professionals working in either city looking to make an investment.

Similarly, Langstone Primary School, the Welsh language school, Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd, and Langstone’s catchment to Caerleon Comprehensive School, alongside its inclusive housing estates make it ideal for families looking to set down roots.

If you’d like more information about moving to Newport, or the city itself, check out our other guides:

Newport Guides

Or please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01633 481391.