Property to rent in Bristol: Six suburbs to consider
Bristol has a lively cultural scene, its own international airport, and heaps of tourist and leisure attractions. It is the South West's main centre of employment and education and also offers convenient access to London and Birmingham, both just a couple of hours away. Cardiff is only an hour's drive away. If you’re looking for property to rent in Bristol, you will find mix of urban and suburban property rentals across the city, which will suit a wide range of requirements and budgets. So whether you’ve recently left the parental home, are studying in this university city or a family or professional looking for a more substantial home, there is rental property in Bristol to appeal to you. Popular areas for renting a property in Bristol include:
Bedminster, which includes the eastern area known as "Windmill Hill", generally offers relatively inexpensive Bristol rental properties, located under two miles from the centre of Bristol and Temple Meads station. The district has excellent transport links, including bus routes and two train stations (Bedminster and Parson Street). There are good amenities including four primary schools and educational establishments at St Mary Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre and Temple School. The area is home to pubs, contemporary cafés and restaurant, sports and social clubs, two city farms and a number of green open spaces. Bristol University is also within easy reach from here.
Clifton is a leafy and desirable residential area, with some beautiful Georgian architecture, a host of fashionable boutique shops and specialist stores, trendy bars, cafés and restaurants. Just over two miles north-west of the city centre, Clifton Homes tend to have more expensive rental property than other urban areas, but the premium buys residents a pleasant village-style atmosphere and proximity to the city centre. Clifton is home to Bristol Zoo and the striking Clifton Suspension Bridge, as well as Clifton Down, a large open space that's popular with locals for a range of leisure activities. Clifton Down railway station provides services to the main line Bristol Temple Meads station for connections further afield.
On the north-east of the city, six miles from the centre of Bristol and 10 miles from Bath, this area was conceived primarily as a car-based suburb and is bordered by the Avon Ring Road, perfect for commuters who need access to the M32, A4 and M4. This suburb has two primary schools, a library, a supermarket and several local pubs. A park-and-ride scheme and new homes are planned for the future. Other transport options include Bristol Parkway station, just four and a half miles away, and Bristol Temple Meads station six miles away, between them offering an array of regular services to London and many destinations in the North and the West Country. There are also local buses link to the Ministry of Defence headquarters, a major local employer, and Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals.
Horfield and Bishopston
These two neighbouring suburbs of Bristol are around five miles north of Bristol city centre, with a good choice of mid-priced new and traditional rentals that are ideal for families, with local schools for all ages. There are frequent local bus services to the city centre and around the Gloucester Road area is an impressive choice of independent shops, cafés and restaurants. Local amenities include a leisure centre with 25-metre swimming pool and the open space of Horfield Common.
Southville is less than two miles from Bristol city centre and is a lively and slightly bohemian area with mid-range rental prices and a vibrant community feel. Renting in Southville is popular with couples and young families, thanks to an abundance of good local amenities including a busy community centre, plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants plus the renowned Tobacco Factory theatre. Bristol city centre is not far away and easily commutable by bus, bike or even on foot.