Bristol has so much to offer and if you are thinking of moving to Bristol the South West’s famous city you will not be disappointed as there is so much to discover and enjoy. Consistently voted as one of the best places to work and to live in the UK, Bristol is a delightful combination of social and cultural activity mixed with a creatively strong vibe. It has a youthful, yet elegant music scene accompanied by expanding business ventures and fantastic restaurants.
Bristol is a vivacious hub of activity after a recent rejuvenation project revamped the city, restoring many listed buildings to their former glories and transforming the city to attract a cross-section of new consumers, home-seekers and investors. This influx of professionals and students has added considerable value and style to the cosmopolitan interior of Bristol making it an extremely attractive city with huge extrinsic value for visitors and equally as much intrinsic value for its residents.
Bristol’s Main Residential Areas
As an aesthetically pleasing area, Bristol’s Harbourside is a particularly desirable place to reside as it overlooks the floating harbour and is close to the Bristol city centre. The Harboursides progression over the years has seen the inclusion of attractive townhouses accompanying the waterfront apartments and luxury developments, offering new housing and spectacular views.
To the north-west of the city is the village of Clifton, another sought after area to live in Bristol. Here you find both semi-detached and detached houses, luxury apartment blocks and maisonettes. Located a quarter of a mile from The Downs and just 2 miles from the city centre, Clifton is a haven for family living and students as it is close to the shops and walking distance to Bristol University. Nearby districts of Redland and Cliftonwood offer both townhouse developments and traditional housing whilst various sizes of flats and houses can be located across suburbs such as Westbury-on-Trym, Westbury Park and Stoke Bishop.
How to Move Around In Bristol
Bristol is one of the most prominent cycling cities in the UK and boasts a variety of urban cycling routes throughout the city and beyond. This is worth noting as the congestion of traffic in and around the city centre especially during rush hour isn’t for the feint-hearted and something if you can avoid, would be recommended. To further supplement the avoidance of the early morning chaos, there is a park and ride scheme operating from Long Ashton, Portway and Bath Road. Should you wish to use the train, neither Bristol Parkway or Bristol Temple Meads are centrally located but both stations have many services to similar locations and can be linked via regular bus services.
Where to Shop, Dine and Drink in Bristol?
Bristol is one of the best shopping cities in the UK. On the outskirts, Cribs Causeway has long been an attractive proposition for out of town shoppers to flock to due to its ease of access from the motorway whilst there are a number of options closer to the city centre to entice you in. The architectural masterpiece that is Cabot circus is an undercover shopping centre containing over 120 shops which include Apple, House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols.
The city has some adorable markets which offer up a bargain or two. St Nicholas market has a range of international cuisine cooked fresh in front of you and has stalls selling music, art and jewellery for all tastes and budgets. Clifton village, approximately a mile away is home to Bristol’s more trendy and expensive boutique stores, restaurants and cafes. Bristol offers a vast selection of bars and restaurants catering for any desire or niche requirement. If you work in the City, you will never be far away from a wide array of delicious dining options or a place to quench your thirst for an after-work drink or social event. Boasting a scale from café-bars to exquisite luxury dining, Bristol supplies what everybody needs whenever they want it.
Bristol’s thriving student population is estimated to top 30,000 people which inevitably contributes to a strong nightlife in the city. You can however be expected to higher prices and a night out can be expensive if you are not selective about where to drink. Chain bars dominate the mainstream drinking areas at Whiteladies Road and Harbourside whereas the main nightlife spots in the old city are on Corn Street and King Street. All get remarkably busy during peak hours, especially at weekends as expected. The eastern end of the city is more relaxed but still popular, particularly in the summer.
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