Updated: Jul 26
Property prices in Bristol for first time buyers have seen pretty substantial growth in recent years, with many turning to the city for the buzz of the centre, also complemented by the green open spaces and independent shops and restaurants. With two fantastic Universities, and many large corporations and small businesses, it’s no surprise that Bristol is a popular spot for first time buyers.
There are certain areas in Bristol that generally command a higher price; the majority being within school catchment areas such as Westbury-on-Trym or Clifton. The more suburban areas such as Filton, Hanham & Kingswood are growing in popularity with first time buyers and young families, being close to the city centre but also with access to green spaces. Going further afield towards South Gloucestershire; Winterbourne & Frampton Cotterell are great spots for young families, with countryside walks on your doorstep and good transport links into Bristol. These areas are usually more cost-effective when compared with those closer to the city centre in Bristol.
For those looking for a more lively area, Redland & Cotham in Bristol continue to be fantastic areas for young professionals, many coming from the local University. Finally, moving further south would provide you with access to Wapping Wharf, a fantastic neighbourhood with multiple bars, restaurants & cafes, and easily accessible from Southville, Bedminster and Totterdown. When looking for a property in Bristol, consider what is important to you. Remember to look up transport links for commuting and pleasure. If you have a family or are thinking about starting a family, consider the local nurseries and schools. If green space and the great outdoors are key aspects for you, check out the local parks and green spaces within the vicinity.