But it's not all about fresh air and green space for property hunters in the town - they flock there for some pretty amazing properties, too.
From Cotswold stone cottages to former textile mills and warehouses, Stroud boasts a wide variety of properties to really get excited about.
And if you need to be elsewhere in the country for work, the town punches above its rural weight, with great links to the M5 and M4 motorways, as well as 90-minute train services to London Paddington.
But back to those properties...
Let's look at five of the best flats and houses for sale in Stroud right now...
Property for sale in Stroud
Five-bedroom house, Bussage
It would suit a family looking for the quiet life, but needing good transport links. The M5 is within reach for access to Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol, while Cirencester is a 20-minute drive away.
For the children, Bussage CofE Primary School is rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
Four-bedroom house, Stroud
North east of Stroud town centre, it's surrounded by green space on all sides.
Four-bedroom house, EbleyOn the other side of Stroud, to the west, the area of Ebley is hugely popular due to its great properties and easy links to the M5.
Three-bedroom house, Cashes Green
Available for £250,000, it offers modern, contemporary living close to the M5 and is halfway between Foxmoor and the 'Good'-rated Cashes Green Primary School.
Flats for sale in Stroud
Two-bedroom flat, EbleyStroud isn't just about great Cotswold houses and wide, luscious green space.
The town also boasts some great flats and apartments - as well as water!