Swindon is a large town in Wiltshire located between Bristol and Reading. It has great transport facilities with direct train lines to London taking under an hour. The M4 is easily accessible linking it to the North and South extremities of the country.
Swindon is home to no less than 6 very distinct shopping districts and has one of the strongest retail offerings in the South. The town has several leisure centres as well as golf courses, gyms and a large number of sports teams and clubs. There are many parks and local areas of open country for recreation including Coate Water and Lydiard Park, which is set in the grounds of the beautiful Lydiard Manor. Just outside the town is Cotswold Water Park which homes a series of lakes offering fishing and water sports and is set in an area of astounding natural beauty.
Unemployment in Swindon is one of the lowest in the country and over 1 billion worth of investment is being used to improve the town's infrastructure. With a large population of 210,000, 40,000 new homes have been earmarked for construction over the next 20 years to cope with demand.
Old Town is arguably the most popular location to live in on account of its close proximity to Swindon 's caf culture and nightlife. The Hub and Swindon Central are major new developments with over 500 residential apartments being built offering greater choice in the town centre for those wanting to combine modern living with accessibility. Outside of town, the major residential areas are Freshbrook, Blunsdon St Andrew, Broad Blunsdon, Haydon Wick, Coate, South Marston and Stratton St Margaret.