Bristol Area Guide

Bristol is a vibrant city steeped in rich maritime history. Straddling the River Avon, its port has been transformed into a cultural hub that attracts visitors from across the globe. Are you interested in living in Bristol? The following guide offers a look into some of the best places to live in Bristol.


Why Bristol?

Bristol is the biggest city in the west of England. It is home to two universities — teaching over 54,000 students — and has over 400 parks and gardens. The city has great transport links to the rest of the UK and even has its own airport. 

Bristol features various residential areas, each with their own unique identity and attractions. Whether you’re a new family looking for somewhere to bring up the kids, a budding young artist looking for some inspiration, or you’re approaching retirement and are looking for a little luxury relaxation, Bristol has it all.


Family-friendly: St George

st geroges park bristol

An attractive choice for families, St George has five schools, catering to children of all age groups. This has created a family-friendly vibe and a tight-knit community of parents and children.

The central hub of the district is St George Park, a vast expanse of greenery perfect for walks and family picnics. It also includes a children’s play area, tennis court and skate park, and hosts the summertime music festival ‘Redfest’.

Average house price: £240,000

Distance from the city centre: 2.5 miles


Upmarket: Clifton

From Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, UK

Clifton is one of the most popular areas of Bristol, known for being an affluent neighbourhood with a picturesque setting. The architecture is simply breathtaking; rows of grand Georgian terraces flank the suburb’s winding streets. It is home to many successful artists and architects and continues to inspire new up-and-comers.

Clifton is packed with attractions and activities. As well as the vast selection of restaurants and bars on offer, Clifton is home to Bristol Zoo, the Municipal Museum and the Clifton fine and contemporary art galleries.

Average house price: £489,000

Distance from the city centre: 2.0 miles


Young & Vibrant: Bedminster

Typical street in Bedminster, Bristol, UK

Bedminster has undergone a major transformation into a young, vibrant hub on the south side of the city. The district has seen the development of new landmark buildings, such as the Airpoint and the Robinson, as well as various new housing options, including townhouses, apartments and terraced properties that have been converted into multi-person occupancies. 

Young professionals are flocking to the area and enjoying the two lively high streets bursting with pubs, bars and restaurants. The local BV studios offer various events and activities to budding artists throughout the year.

Average house price: £295,000

Distance from the city centre: 1.3 miles


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