Living in Swindon

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Living in Swindon

What’s it Like Living in Swindon?

Swindon’s had bad press over the years for being sprawling, featureless, soulless. But ask people who live in the city, and they’ll tell you a completely different story. In our experience, locations tend to change from the inside out, and from what we hear, Swindon is moving in an entirely positive direction.


Schepens is a UK moving company with over a century of providing local removals to Swindon and across Wiltshire. Many of the people we’ve moved to Swindon say they have no plans to move out, so we asked 4 of them what it was that they like about living in Swindon.

1. It’s Great Living in the Old Town

We moved to Eastcott nearly 20 years ago and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. There are some lovely parks near us, an old railway line which we visit for rambling or cycling, and we regularly attend free concerts in the Town Gardens. The Old Town has developed hugely since we moved in and now has good restaurants, independent shops, and bars.

2. An Authentic Community Feel

Ask any local what they think of the place, and they’ll tell you ‘it’s a dump’. Then they’ll explain why they love living there. Where I live it’s a right mix of newcomers, and old families who get on fine and are always looking for opportunities to make improvements in the area. There’s a pride in the local heritage and a desire to see the see Swindon succeed.

3. Housing is Affordable

I moved to Swindon because I couldn’t afford to buy in London. Living in Swindon I have a nice house that’s affordable, and my commute is just under an hour into Paddington. OK, so it isn’t London but there’s plenty here that I like. People are friendly, the shops are fine, and you’re minutes from the stunning Wiltshire countryside.

4. Wiltshire is a Beautiful County to Live In

My partner and I are keen cyclists so choosing where we live is also about choosing where we’ll be cycling. We hit the jackpot with Swindon; the city provides everything for our daily needs, and Wiltshire is perfect for taking off with our bikes at the weekend. I suppose it depends on what you want from where you live. For us, Swindon is perfect.


Planning a Move to Swindon?

Schepens is a family-run removals company that’s been providing stress-free removals to Swindon for over 100 years. We’re a local business and we care passionately about the experience we provide for our movers. We guarantee friendly, knowledgeable support throughout, a ‘can do’ attitude, and a willingness to go the extra mile for our movers.

Tailored Wiltshire Removals

Whether you’re moving locally, from London, or across the country, we’ll create a bespoke removals plan to meet your requirements. Every mover is allocated a professional move co-ordinator. They work with you from day one and will be your point of contact throughout your moving process.

Schepens removals services include:

  • Free No Obligation Removals Quotation. Once we know the details of your move, we’ll provide an accurate removals quotation to help with your budgeting.
  • Insurance. Your goods will be insured whilst they’re in transit. If you need additional Extended Liability or Accidental Damage insurance, we can arrange cover.
  • Professional Packing Service. Dread packing up your home? Schepens BAR trained packers can get it done in hours using sturdy, sustainable packing materials.
  • Specialist Removals. At Schepens we like to be ready for all eventualities. So, if you’re planning to move a piano, fine art, or antiques, we have the team to handle it.
  • Self Storage. If, when moving day comes, you find you need more storage, Schepens has a number of local storage facilities offering a secure, well managed environment.
  • Travel. Your goods are transported in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, ensuring little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Customer Service

Outstanding service from the original quote through to the move itself. The guys on the day were brilliant and so efficient. Also a great price for the service provided. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to move.”


If you’re planning removals to Swindon, call Schepens to discover the range of ways we can support your move – 01722 730010