Why many buyers are looking to reconnect with the river

With the sun beating down, the warm weather is shining a new light on what our city has to offer. Our waters have been attracting people to Bath for centuries, but it’s not just the healing powers that appeal, rather the works being undertaken to help us reconnect with the river.

As the city has grown, we have kind of turned our back on the River Avon. Now, thanks to the Bath Quays Waterside project, this is changing.  I don’t know if you have ventured down to the river lately, but I recommend you take a stroll and see what beauty can be found in this often overlooked part of our landscape.

We are already seeing a number of new and dynamic developments taking advantage of the changing scenery, and according to Bath and North East Somerset Council this change could potentially generate 3,400 new homes and 9,000 new jobs.  As well as homes, the approximate 250 acres of land surrounding the River Avon will also see the development of leisure facilities, parks and workspaces.

VICTORIA BRIDGE COURT £525,000 (click the photo to view the property)

The river is now being seen as an inspiring place to live close to, especially with the associated health benefits of living near the water.

The air that you breathe

Fresh air that has been exposed to water helps your body absorb oxygen, due to it being charged with negative ions.  Fresh air is known to be good for the mind, body and soul as it balances your serotonin levels, which control stress and mood.

Feeling happier

People who live close to water tend to be happier, this could be because, as scientists have discovered, looking at water fills your brain with the ‘feel good’ hormone, dopamine.  Often, looking at water can send you into a meditative state known as ‘Blue Mind’.

General wellbeing

Living near water is also known to strengthen your immune system and help fight off illness; these lucky people tend to sleep deeper and feel rejuvenated every morning.  There is no doubt that water is very therapeutic in many ways and some say can even help to lengthen your life.

Your river home

Imagine waking up each morning to the sound and the scenery of the river, or relaxing after a busy day at work on your terrace and enjoying a moment of calm simply just taking in your waterside view.  

ROYAL VIEW £595,000 (click the photo to view the property)

With many developments already in construction and more in the pipeline, it is no surprise to us at The Apartment Company that we are seeing an increased demand from buyers and investors wishing to focus their property search along the river.  It’s an exciting time in the ever-changing face of Bath, where we continue to honour and cherish our archeological heritage whilst sympathetically enhancing the city with new and exciting developments and homes.

Let us take you for a tour so you can find how Bath is once again reconnecting with the river and the lifestyle opportunities river living can offer you.