What better way to start a new chapter in your life than in a new home, with new neighbours, in a new village! When it comes to new villages, they offer a new start for everyone, not just you. There is plenty of potential for building fresh community spirit together. And of course, to take advantage of new spaces and amenities.
Find out more about the benefit of buying property within a new village and take a look at a popular one which is in development in Chester.
The development of garden villages
Throwback to over three years ago, and the start of 2017, when the government announced plans to build more new homes. This came by way of developing new garden villages. They earmarked fourteen sites initially, across the country, to provide around 48,000 new homes. At the time, proposals included building a 1,000-home garden village on the site of a former airfield in Northamptonshire. Larger garden towns were also approved for Buckinghamshire, Somerset, and the Essex-Hertfordshire border. The plan was to build developments which would become distinct new places. They would be well-built with their own community facilities.
Why new villages are great places to live
New villages are great places to live as quite simply, everything is brand spanking new! From your property itself, which is ready for you to put your own stamp on. The shops, community facilities, primary schools, parks, and other amenities are untouched, unspoiled, and brand new, too.
Developers place great emphasis on including green space within new village developments. So, there is plenty of scope for getting your family – and the dog, out and about, right on your doorstep. You’ll find spaces within the village are designed with low carbon travel in mind, too. This comes by way of good cycling and walking initiatives, bringing you peace of mind for safer travel.
Plus, an excellent technical infrastructure underpins any new village, with all new homes having access to high speed broadband.
Building a new community
When you buy a new home within a new village, you become part of a flourishing, new community. As you are buying your property at the same time as others moving into the village, there is a sense of togetherness and strong neighbourliness. Choosing to live in such a community will see the village as a whole, both young and old, growing and maturing over time.
With safe spaces for children to play, learn and grow, new villages are ideal for young families. For those older residents, the easy access to community amenities reduces the feeling of isolation and loneliness.
How do prices compare?
When you consider the price of a new home that’s part of a new village, there’s not much difference to a new home on a smaller development. Usually on a smaller development, there is less choice of property in terms of size and scope. That because such developments typically run to a theme. You might find, for example, new homes being built that are all with 4 or 5-bedrooms. Within villages you can find a greater choice of high-quality mixed tenure, from house size, as much as style. And with that comes more choice when it comes to price.
Kings Moat Garden Village, new village in Chester
One such new village which is proving popular in the North-West region, is Kings Moat Garden Village, an innovative garden village concept in Chester, from Redrow. When completed, you will find a self-contained community with shops, a primary school, a village and health centre, and a family pub/restaurant, all set amongst a sustainable, green environment.
The development offers quick and easy access to the main motorway routes to Liverpool and Manchester, as well as the North Wales coast. Chester train station is only 3 miles away and runs direct services to London, as well as Manchester and Liverpool. In time, bus services will run through the garden village, providing connections to other areas of Chester, including the city centre.
With acres of open space being designed within the new garden village, there will be plenty of places for walking, cycling and relaxing. Dedicated footpaths and cycleways will encourage the community to explore and appreciate the new environment. Beyond the village, there are plenty of options for scenic countryside and relaxing days away from home. As well as the North Wales coast and the historical town of Chester itself, you are not far away from the Cheshire countryside or the mountains of Snowdonia.
Homes available at Kings Moat Garden Village
The development itself, which is located just two miles south of Chester city centre, includes a range of excellent 3 and 4-bedroom family homes.
(image for illustration) Roman Green, Kings Moat Garden Village, Chester
This is a 3-bedroom detached property, which transforms the traditional family home to a new level of luxurious living. The Oxford Lifestyle from Redrow has had the single bedroom and family bathroom removed to make way for three double bedrooms, each with its own high-spec en-suite. The master bedroom has impressive proportions, which you would usually expect to find in more expensive properties. It features a walk-through dressing room and sizeable en-suite, with both a bath and a shower.
To the downstairs you will find plenty of space for relaxing and spending time as a family. The lounge is generous in size, while the open plan nature of the kitchen and dining room stretches right across the rear of the property. Thanks to the double width French doors, this space is flooded with natural light. Click on the link above to see inside the property.
Don’t miss the chance to secure your new dream home within the Kings Moat Garden Village in Chester. The homes are proving to be very popular within this new development. Or, to find new homes within new villages in other areas of the country, start your property search with us here.