Bristol’s property market is being bolstered by its strong links to the South West of England, limited supply of new housing and strong universities, which drive high demand for buy to lets. The Land Registry website is a great source of information on house prices and future trends.
The city has a wide range of property types, with something to appeal to everyone. Ranging from Georgian and Victorian period properties to traditional terraced houses and new build developments in key waterfront locations, such as the Bristol harbourside.
Bristol is the gateway to the South West. It has great transport links to the rest of the UK and sits within easy reach of the M4 and M5 motorways.
Bristol Airport is only 8 miles away, to the South of Bristol.
The city is also home to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway train stations and the National Express bus link, which serve London, Wales and the South West with regular connections.
Bristol is a primary employment centre in the South West of England. It is also easily commutable to other employment hubs, such as Cardiff, Bath and Swindon.
Bristol is home to Bristol University and the University of the West of England. Not only does this provide great educational opportunities, it also gives prospective landlords great demand for student buy to let accommodation.
It is also home to a huge variety of schooling options, with excellent state run schools as well as some of the best private schools in the country, such as Clifton College, QEH and Bristol Grammar School.
The government run Department for Education is a good source of information on the schools in the area.
Bristol is home to a wide range of theatres, including the Bristol Hippodrome, the Watershed, Arnolfini and the Tobacco Factory. It is also home to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a Grade 1 listed tourist attraction designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and also home to the SS Great Britain and The Matthew.
Bristol benefits from a wide range of shopping options, ranging from the modern Cabot Circus shopping centre and the Mall at Cribbs Causeway, to smaller, independent shops in areas such as Whiteladies Road, Clifton and Gloucester Road.
There’s also a huge variety of places to eat, with establishments from top chefs, including Brasserie Blanc, Jamie’s Italian, Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse and River Cottage. This, plus a great range of independent eateries, such as Bordeaux Quay, Bristol Lido and many more.