Are you thinking about moving to the UNESCO city of Bath with your family but you’re unsure which neighbourhood would be ideal for you?
We’ve got your back. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite Bath neighbourhoods for families so you can weigh up your options before you start looking for your new home.
Whether your priorities are excellent schools, great commuting, a vibrant community feel or simply a change of lifestyle, you’ll find your perfect fit here. Keep reading to learn more about the best neighbourhoods in Bath for families:
One of our favourite neighbourhoods in Bath for families must be Larkhall because it’s close to the city, filled with lush green spaces and oozes quaint charm plus a fantastic selection of character-rich independent shops, cute cafes, and cosy pubs.
Named one of the best ‘trendy, urban villages’ by the Sunday Times, it’s the perfect neighbourhood to consider if you’re looking for a vibrant community feel, outstanding schools and all the amenities you need to keep the kids happy!
With its affluence and elegant Georgian architecture, Lansdowne is an exclusive neighbourhood located just to the north of Bath City and offers stunning views over the city itself.
Boasting some of the best architecture in Bath (including the Royal Crescent and Lansdowne Crescent), this Bath neighbourhood is tranquil, convenient and perfect for ensuring your children receive top-tier education at one of the city’s best private schools: The Royal High School and Kingswood School.
3. Fairfield Park
If you’d prefer to relocate to Bath with your family for the beautiful green spaces and want to live in an area with a strong sense of community, choose Fairfield Park.
This peaceful, residential neighbourhood is tranquil and friendly, with lots of young couples, kids and plenty of family-friendly activities going on too. It’s also close to the countryside and the city centre is a short walk away, providing the perfect balance of urban and rural living.
Just on the other side of the River Avon on the southern side of Bath lies Widcombe, a neighbourhood that is perfect for families who are seeking a friendly, thriving village-like atmosphere.
This part of the city offers a blend of beautiful Georgian terraced houses and detached villas, excellent schools like King Edward’s School and Prior Park College and plenty of amenities, shops and restaurants.
Don’t miss the picturesque canal towpath, perfect for Sunday bike rides, strolls and exploration with the kids.
5. Oldfield Park
Oldfield Park is another popular family-friendly neighbourhood located just to the south of the city with a bustling high street and a huge selection of independent shops, restaurants and excellent schools including Hayesfield Girls School and Oldfield Park Junior School.
It’s also close to the university which makes it popular for students who want to enjoy this unique area, soak up the nearby countryside and enjoy those lush green spaces.
For the best in suburban living, move to Weston, Bath. This neighbourhood is located to the north of the city and is separated from the city centre by the beautiful green Royal Victoria Park.
Offering excellent primary schools, close to the hospital and with a friendly suburban feel, Weston is great for families who want to be close to the action while enjoying some stunning natural scenery.
With a quieter pace of life and strong community vibe, it’s no wonder this Bath neighbourhood is one of the most popular.
If you’re looking for a diverse community, a blend of housing options for different family sizes and preferences and a neighbourhood that is well connected to Bath City Centre, consider moving to Camden.
Located to the north of the city, the city centre is just a short walk away and you’ll have plenty of excellent schools to choose from including St Andrew’s, St Stephen’s, Kingswood School and the Royal High School.
8. Combe Down
Combe Down is a quiet and friendly village suburb that lies just one ½ miles to the south of Bath City Centre and perfect for families and students alike. With more green space than any other neighbourhood and plenty of semi-detached or terraced houses to choose from, it offers a serene atmosphere, close-knit community, and tons of character.
When it comes to amenities, you have plenty on your doorstep including shops, pubs, sports clubs and even a deli- great for families who want the best of country and city living combined.
If you’re considering relocating to Bath, you have a wealth of neighbourhoods to choose from including Larkhall, Lansdowne, Fairfield Park, Widcombe, Oldfield Park, Weston, Camden and Combe Down.
Each offers a strong and vibrant community feel, great access to green space, excellent schooling, outstanding amenities, an easy commute to the city and everything else you need to feel right at home.
Before you relocate to Bath, take time to consider which neighbourhood best suits your needs and contact us for help.