Towns with the Most Urban Green Spaces

One of our recent articles went over the effect of urban green spaces on house prices and whether this has a similar effect on local rents. We also established that urban green spaces are in demand, good for tenant’s health, and most importantly going to become more common, as a government plan indicates. Well it seems we may be trend setters as this week the Times published an article on the same topic, however their article focused more on where these green spaces are. So, we thought, since in the last article we only said to keep an eye out for parks and gardens, we could go over some of these green cities and suburbs to give us some ideas of where to look for our next investment.

    First of all, here is a list of the greenest cities in the UK and their percentage portion of green space:

  1. Nottingham – 18.5%
  2. Birmingham – 17.8%
  3. Glasgow – 17.3%
  4. Manchester – 16.9%
  5. Cambridge – 16.8%

We will go over some of the best areas and popular parks and gardens in these cities.


  • Average House Price: £212,000.
  • Green Spaces: An arboretum, 39 allotments and parks such as Woodthorpe Grange Park.
  • Nearby Popular Suburbs: Southwell, Bingham, Woodthorpe and West Bridgford.


  • Average House Price: £206,000.
  • Green Spaces: A wildlife reserve, 367 play areas, 115 public parks and gardens such as Cannon Hill Park.
  • Nearby Popular Suburbs: Harborne and Edgbaston.


  • Average House Price: £192,000.
  • Green Spaces: Botanic gardens, parks such as Pollok Park.
  • Nearby Popular Suburbs: The West End and Pollokshields.


  • Average House Price: £196,000.
  • Green Spaces: 662 parks and gardens such as Dunham Massey, Didsbury Park, Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens and Stamford Park.
  • Nearby Popular Suburbs: Levenshulme, Trafford, Didbury and Altrincham.


  • Average House Price: £460,000.
  • Green Spaces: Grantchester Meadows.
  • Nearby Popular Suburbs: Newnham.

There are a few more cities with significant green spaces such as Sheffield, Harrogate, Shrewsbury, Oxford and Cardiff. Hopefully this gives you some ideas of what to do with the information from the last article and make sure to have a look at that article as it explains why we are looking for urban green spaces in the first place.


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