Quality of life

Newport offers an excellent quality of life with popular schools, beautiful scenery and a lively sporting and entertainment scene.

Investment is transforming the city centre with new housing, shops, offices and leisure facilities.

Property is affordable with house prices around 59% of the national average. 

Perfect for work, even better for living

Newport is a coastal city close to the breathtaking Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Brecon Beacons, the Gower coast and the Vale of Usk.

Newport city centre is being redeveloped to give retail and business premises a new lease of life and the transformed railway station provides excellent access to an impressive transport network.

Newport was the host city for the Ryder Cup in 2010. 


The A level pass rate in Newport in 2015 was 97% with the percentage of those gaining an A*-C at 76.3 per cent, above the Wales average of 74.3 per cent.

Private education is available at Rougement school and at schools in Monmouth and Cardiff.

The University of South Wales has a world-class university building in the city centre.

Other universities within 30 miles are Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Bristol University and the University of the West of England.


  • over 30 golf courses in and around Newport
  • cycle and walking routes linking the city to Caerleon and the Wales Coast Path
  • Newport International Sports Village has the Wales National Velodrome, swimming pool, football and athletics stadium, cricket and hockey pitches, indoor tennis centre and the Centre of Excellence, the base for the Welsh national football squad
  • Rodney Parade, the city’s stadium, is home to rugby team Newport Gwent Dragons, as well as Newport RFC and Newport County AFC
  • the Celtic Manor Resort offers first-class leisure and business services in a stunning location
  • the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre has a programme of professional live performances, exhibitions, classes, workshops and activities
  • Newport Wetlands Reserve attracts wetland birds and is home to orchids, butterflies, dragonflies and otters
  • Tredegar House is one of Wales’s architectural wonders and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the UK