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Areas of Bristol

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Clifton, Cotham & Redland

Web address: www.cliftononline.net/
Redland, Clifton and Cotham form the area to the west of Gloucester Road across to the Downs, the large park of the city. The nearest local amenities can be found on the Whiteladies Road, often referred to as the ‘Golden Mile’.

The popular ‘West End’ is the Park Street and Queens Road area of Bristol. This extends up to Whiteladies Road and Clifton Village, where historic Georgian terraces rub shoulders with Victorian villas and the shops are full of tempting shops, cafes and restaurants.

Clifton is home to many of the 24,000 students of both Universities and also houses many of the University of Bristol buildings. Historically, Clifton was where Bristol's rich moved to in order to escape the smoke of the docks. Clifton, Cotham and Redland are still amongst one of the most popular and priciest areas to live! Mahy of the larger properties where split into flats but many of these properties have been re converted into houses.

The majority of the independent schools can be found in this area. Competitiion is incredibly strong for places to Redland Green secondary school and controversially places where not granted to all who applied who lived in the ‘area of first priority’.

Southville, Bedminster & Ashton

Web address: www.therobinsonbuilding.co.uk
Bedminster, Southville & Ashton are at the heart of South Bristol. With the city centre just a pleasant 15 minute walk away, this area is fast becoming one of Bristol's most popular. Central to Bedminster's regeneration is the Tobacco Factory. An historic building saved from demolition by renowned local architect, George Ferguson, The Tobacco Factory is home to a Cafe Bar, Teohs oriental bistro, creative work spaces, live/work loft apartments, animation and performing arts schools and two acclaimed theatre companies - Show of Strength and Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory. If that's not enough, on the third Sunday in every month, its hosts a local market in the car park with a mix of exciting stalls ranging from organic local produce to seasonal offerings.

Currently undergoing complete redevelopment is the former Robinsons Building into 100 apartments, a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats. Developed to a high standard, the building offers designer flats without the designer price tag.

Nearby the Comedy Box at the Hen and Chicken on North Street is always worth a visit, Saturday nights are not to be missed when excellent comedy acts perform with a wide mix of local and national names. The venue also has live bands on a Friday night and boasts a particularly well priced food menu and function room.

Most of the properties in South Bristol are terraced Victorian houses, many retaining period features, still reasonably priced by comparison with similar properties in Redland and Clifton. Other popular attractions include Windmill Hill City Farm & North Street, where you'll find an eclectic mix of shops and eateries.

Totterdown

A “cluster of cheerfully painted houses that sit high on a hill looking out across the City”. The description just touches upon the eclectic, friendly & quirkily alternative environment that is Totterdown. With a reputation for being lively & inclusive, Totterdown is also considered to be “one of those up and coming places”. It’s fast becoming a gastro-haven, to include "The Star & Dove Restaurant", the more recent Bocabar at Paint Works or the welcoming haven of the Banco Lounge. You’ll be spoiled for choice.

Totterdown is also home to Victoria Park, where local families and residents gather to share the sunshine. There are the sought after allotments at Perretts Park, an enriched local arts programme and regular live music events in Totterdown’s popular local pubs.

"The Windmill Pub" offers great food and also welcomes families with kids with a family room

BBC Three's new series of "Being Human" has also been filmed around the area



Henleaze, Stoke Bishop, Sneyd Park & Westbury on Trym

All of these areas make up the BS9 postcode. Westbury on Trym, WOT, used to be a village on the outskirts of the city, but overtime has become a part of it, but it still manages to retain its village feel with a good mix of high street shops.

Henleaze and Stoke Bishop used to be seen as more suitable for the slightly older generation, but it is now very popular with younger familes due to the large, flexible 1930’s style houses found in sizeable plots. This area is also fortunate not to suffer the curse of difficult parking, so readily associated with other areas of the city.

Sneyd Park directly faces the Downs, with properties, which we lovingly refer to as ‘Victorian houses on steriods’, many of the enormous properties have been converted to flats. However, the further towards Stoke Bishop and away form Downleaze you travel, there is a greater mix of houses and 1970’s infill of flats, some even with communal swimming pools! As the properties that were built on Sneyd Park, where built on Quaker land, no pubs can ever be opened here, so you have to travel a bit further for a pint!


St Andrews & Bishopston

These areas are found to either side of the Gloucester Road, one of the main arterial roads into the city. In recent years, these areas have grown in popularity, and house price, due to their closeness to the city centre and local amenities, good primary schools and mix of different housing. From newly built one bedroom flats to large Victorian houses and 1930’s houses with sizeable gardens.

The Gloucester Road has a mix of bars, restaurants, smaller supermarkets and independently owned shops which must be good, if the queues outside on a Saturday morning are anything to go by!

Bradley Stoke

Web address: http://www.bradleystokematters.co.uk/index.php
Bradley Stoke is virtually a 100% 'green field' development and therefore, unlike many other new housing areas, has been planned on a largely stand alone basis, with the idea of creating a new community rather than adding on to an existing. Buildings started to take shape in 1988, working towards some 8,500 houses, seven schools, playing fields, shops and social services for the new residents. Bradley Stoke had been planned as one development around a single Centre creating what is now a thriving community.

It is an ideal location for people working in Aztec West, Airbus, MOD or the Frenchay Hospital with easy access to the M4/M5 links facilitating journeys to both London and South Wales.

By car to Bristol 7.59 mile(s) about: 15 minutes

Kingsdown

Kingsdown is one of the smaller central areas and is found cliging to the area around St Michaels Hill. It is very popular with medics being found only minutes from the nine hospitals which make up the University Hospitals of Bristol

Montpelier & St Pauls

Home to the famous Bell’s Diner on Picton Street, Montepelier is popular for its community feel and diverse mix of small local and specialist shops. St Pauls is well located for access to the new Cabot Circus shopping centre. Portland Square lies just off the M32 and is home to a fine Georgian Square and Church.

City Centre

Over the past 10 years huge amounts of redevelopment has taken place through the BS1 area. This is a mixture of converted buildings from offices and warehouses to flats and new development primarily around the dockside. Mainly one to three bedroom flats but some houses, although they are rare. Many of the areas had lain neglected since the war and now they have breathed new life into the central area

Easton, Greenbank, Eastville & Fishponds

These are some of Bristol's more eclectic and interesting areas. The post code here is BS5.

Properties include terraces of good sized, sturdy Victorian homes along with a range of good local schools. Easton is home to St Marks Road, which has a great range of local shops including the famous Sweetmart and award winning Cafe Maitreya and a new Thali restaurant.

The area is also well known for its many street parties, which reflect the real community spirit that you'll find here.

There is also a thriving arts community, based in Mivart Studios and an annual arts trail. The old Elizabeth Shaw Chocolate Factory in Greenbank has recently been granted planning permission for an exciting mixed use development that opens on to the Bristol to Bath railway path. The plan also includes affordable apartments and houses and some innovative cycle houses designed by George Ferguson of Tobacco Factory fame - we just hope its going to have a chocolatier!

Brislington

Web address: www.paintworksbristol.co.uk/index.php?id=17
Brislington
This is found south of the river just off the A4 to Bath, the postcode is BS4. The houses comprise many Victorian terraces, ranging from small two bedrooms up to more substantial homes. Brislington is home to Tarr’s Ice Cream, possibly the biggest ice cream supplier that you have never heard of! It is a family run business which started in 1920 and is still family run today. ‘Bris’ is also home to Bristol Blue Glass factory, which is well worth a visit itself, they also run events here as well. Just off the Bath Road, is Paintworks, a recent mixed use development, known as the creative quarter, is home to many business, such as renowned Bodie & Fou, Endemol and even Deal or No Deal!

Local shops can be found on Sandy Park Road and it is very close to St Phillips Causeway, which has several factory outlets as well as a large cinema.

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