Top areas to live in Bristol
Bristol has plenty of charming areas to live, from quirky colourful streets in the city to green spaces a little further out. Average house prices in Bristol vary depending on exactly where you’re looking, but for the area as a whole, the average price is £320,559.
With stunning views of the Clifton suspension bridge, a thriving high street, and a great train and bus service into Bristol centre, it’s not much of a surprise that Clifton is one of the most sought after places to live in Bristol. Historic properties and a busy community scene make Clifton a much-desired postcode, but you’ll pay a lot more – expect prices in the region of £480,000 for homes here.
With a thriving high street on Gloucester Road full of independent shops and retailers, Bishopston has a real community feel. This leafy suburb is a 30-minute commute for anyone working in the city, so it’s a great pick for people looking to start a family and escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The charming period properties in Bishopston bring up the area’s average house price a little, with the average at around £430,000.
Redland is a great choice for families, boasting a good selection of schools and plenty of green spaces. Redland is also surprisingly close to the city centre, which is within walking distance for a family day out. The convenient location near to the city means you can expect the average property price in this area to sit at around £480,000, in line with Clifton.
One of the most picturesque areas of Bristol, Montpelier is full of beautiful listed Georgian properties and colourful terraces. With a significantly lower average property price of £366,000, you can find a beautiful bargain – and as lots of young professionals settle here or in neighbouring Clifton, there’s a nice, buzzy atmosphere.
Voted the best place to live in Bristol in 2019 by the Sunday Times, Southville also boasts some more affordable properties, with an average price of £370,000 – it’s had a lot of investment to make it an up and coming area with prices on the rise, so now could be the time to consider Southville.