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10 Best Places to Live in Newport

Martha Lott

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19th May 2023 (Last updated on 11th Aug 2023) 6 minute read

With recent inner city renovations, housing prices averaged at £227,875 and excellent transport links both into and out of Wales, Newport is quickly becoming a rising star for potential homeowners.

If you’re considering moving to Newport, Compare My Move can help highlight some of the most renowned areas so you know where to focus your search.

In this guide, we’ll shortlist our picks for the 10 best places to live in Newport, taking into account local amenities, convenience, transport links and family friendliness.

  1. 1. Ridgeway
  2. 2. Caerleon
  3. 3. Bassaleg
  4. 4. Ponthir
  5. 5. Llanwern
  6. 6. St Julians
  7. 7. Langstone
  8. 8. Rogerstone
  9. 9. Marshfield
  10. 10. Rhiwderin
  11. Finding a Newport Removal Company

1. Ridgeway

Situated on a scenic hill offering grand views over the village of Rogerstone, Ridgeway is a hidden gem that’s immensely popular among homebuyers.

With neighbouring woodlands great for dog walkers, Ridgeway offers a rural charm despite being only a 2-minute walk from the Friars Walk shopping centre. What’s more, the short distance makes it easy for residents to commute to either Bristol or Cardiff via train, whilst the proximity of the M4 makes driving to work a breeze for car owners.

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2. Caerleon

Nestled on Newport’s northern outskirts, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the appealing town of Caerleon was a country location.

Easily reachable off Junction 25 of the M4, Caerleon sits almost equidistant between Newport and Cwmbran, with regular buses to both locations.

The town’s biggest attraction is the Roman fortress of Isca Augusta, which provides great historical interest for residents and tourists alike. To complement the countryside allure, Caerleon also has a great selection of schools along with several restaurants and cafés.

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3. Bassaleg

The western suburb of Bassaleg has long been sought out by families, thanks to it hosting some of the best schools in the Cardiff-Newport area.

Showcasing thatched cottages and winding country lanes, Bassaleg is one of Newport’s most historic suburbs, featuring Wales's oldest operational railway bridge and viaduct.

Unlike Caerleon, Bassaleg has an operating train station that connects to both Newport and Cardiff, taking only 20 minutes to travel either way. Junction 28 of the M4 can be found less than a mile southwards, making Bassaleg a firm favourite among commuters.

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4. Ponthir

Further north of Caerleon sits the village community of Ponthir. Encompassed by rolling hills, Ponthir sits 6 miles from Newport whilst being a comfortable 3 miles from Cwmbran.

Being predominantly residential, Ponthir offers plenty to keep its residents comfortable. Among the village amenities, you’ll find nurseries, playgrounds, sports clubs, grocery stores, pubs, a dentist and doctors. This provides a broad range of services without ever needing to travel further afield.

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5. Llanwern

Despite containing almost a quarter of Newport County’s total size within its borders, Llanwern is one of the least populated regions in the area, housing around 3,000 residents.

The result of this excess space is that Llanwern houses are bigger and of immaculate quality, making them a great choice for wealthy homebuyers and retirees. A popular pull of the area is the 18-hole Llanwern Golf Club.

The £115,000,000 Glan Llyn renewal project, nearly 20 years in progress, will soon be finishing to create over one and a half million square feet of business space in the area. The expectant 6,000 jobs that will be produced will soon make Llanwern one of the most attractive spots for homeowners in Newport.

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6. St Julians

Comprising the northeastern sector of Newport proper, St Julians offers plenty of urban luxuries whilst remaining within arms reach of the M4.

Featuring a mixture of semi-detached and terrace housing to suit budgets of varying sizes, St Julians offers residents access to all they need within a short space. Caerleon Road features a wide assortment of shops, eateries and studios to satisfy and entertain.

Glebelands Park is a huge outdoor space great for sports and sunny days, whilst the natural border of the River Usk provides plenty of picturesque dog-walking paths.

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7. Langstone

Sitting on Newport’s northeastern border, Langstone is an easily accessible village that lies within sight of Junction 24 of the M4.

Large housing developments have made plenty of gorgeous semi-detached and detached houses available in the Langstone area. A local primary school combined with the convenience of commuting makes Langstone a welcome choice for family buyers.

The impressive Celtic Manor Resort - featuring a spa, several golf courses and restaurants - dominates the skyline. Several castles around Langstone enhance the appeal further and provide easy options for free outdoor fun.

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8. Rogerstone

Formerly a working-class village, Rogerstone has pulled in more middle-class residents over the years thanks to its former power station and aluminium works being replaced with modern housing developments.

A recently restored canal includes a portion of the National Cycle Network, providing beautiful backdrops for exercise and outdoor excursions. The reputable Bassaleg School provides secondary education to nearly 2,000 pupils, whilst there are 4 primary schools available for younger children. Adults meanwhile will appreciate the Tiny Rebel microbrewery and bar on sunny afternoons and summer evenings.

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9. Marshfield

As part of the green belt that spans between Newport and Cardiff, Marshfield has a lot of natural beauty to offer.

This quaint village includes a post office, chemist and shop for locals, with a Grade II listed church adding to the rural appeal. Thanks to its intermediate position, Marshfield has operating bus lines to both Cardiff and Newport, making it highly suited for commuting via private or public transport.

Family units will appreciate the presence of a combined local nursery and primary school, with secondary schools available in neighbouring Bassaleg and Duffryn.

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10. Rhiwderin

A small village west of the Newport city limits, Rhiwderin offers a quiet communal atmosphere without being too remote.

Connections to the city are made easy thanks to the bus and car routes provided by the nearby A468 Newport-Caerphilly road. There’s accommodation for budget and high-end buyers alike, with the village featuring a mixed assortment of traditional terraced and new build houses.

The amenities of bordering Bassaleg provide plenty of shops and services, whilst the presence of a local primary school is an added bonus for homeowners with young children.

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Martha Lott

Written by Martha Lott

Having guest authored for many property websites, Martha now researches and writes articles for everything moving house related, from remortgages to conveyancing costs.

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