Your local estate agent for Reading’s University area

Stunning period properties, great schools and convenient access to Central Reading; what’s not to like in Reading’s University area? Popular with young couples and families alike, you’re sure to love this part of Reading.

What's in Reading's University area?

  1. 1Pubs and restaurants

    The University area has a real buzz about it. The Hope and Bear is a superb pub perfect for a laid-back dining experience. If you’re after something cheap and cheerful, The Dairy is located on the University campus and is open to the general public. For a bite to eat, Haslams favourite is Café Yolk. Expect tasty cooked breakfasts!


    cafe yolk reading
  2. 2Shopping

    Everything you need is on your doorstep in the University area. For household items, there are many local newsagents, post offices and supermarkets. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Pop into Central Reading to The Oracle, or travel to one of Reading’s many retail parks.

    the oracle shopping centre riverside
  3. 3Health and fitness

    Climbing centres, sports stadiums and parks galore; you won’t have to travel far to exercise in the University area. Arguably one of the best outdoor sports centres in the region, Palmer Park is set in acres of parkland. It is well equipped with an athletics stadium, Velodrome, gym, football pitch and children’s playground.

    palmer park stadium
  4. 4Entertainment

    For those who enjoy the great outdoors, we’d recommend visiting Harris Garden or Whiteknights Lake (there’s a great 2.5km trail open year-round). Just a couple of miles away; you can also enjoy the theatre, cinema, shopping and nightlife in Central Reading.

    harris garden reading
  5. 5Education

    The University area has a mix of independent and state schools, catering to children of all ages. There are two grammar schools, both with excellent reputations: Reading School and Kendrick School. Of course, this area is also home to the University of Reading.

    reading uni sign autumn
  6. 6Transport

    The University area is well connected with local buses offering services to Reading, Bracknell, Windsor and Slough. There is also a nearby train station in Earley, where you can get direct services to Central Reading and London Waterloo.

    side of reading bus

Properties for sale in the University area

In the University area you will find charming Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses. There is also a range of 19th and 20th century homes and mid-century semi-detached houses, often with lots of space both inside and out.

Properties to rent in the University area

There is a real mix of properties available to rent in the University area. From converted apartments to large terrace and semi-detached houses. Find a property that matches your preferences with Haslams.

Selling your home in the University area

Haslams are the leading independent estate agents, offering unrivalled market expertise for those looking to sell in the University area. If you would like advise on selling your home or a property valuation, get in touch.

Haslams and our community

The Pride of Reading Awards celebrate exceptional people and businesses within our community. Haslams are proud to have sponsored the awards, which named Talfourd Avenue Reading’s Best Street. Located in the University area, the residents of Talfourd Avenue have created a real community. Their work includes a yearly music festival where residents take down their garden fences to host to local performers and musicians.

pride of reading awards night

Fun fact

Jane Austin famously went to Reading Ladies Boarding School, now known as the Abbey School.

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jane austin portrait

Haslams Estate Agents

We are the leading independent estate agents, offering unrivalled market expertise for those looking to buy or rent in the University area of Reading. Our head office is situated in Reading town centre, why not stop by and introduce yourself?

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