WELCOME TO BRISTOL

Very much the jewel in the crown of the south west, Bristol is one of the UK's largest cities outside of London. For residents and tourists alike, there's a wealth of cultural, leisure and retail activities to enjoy on a regular basis

Robin Engley

Partner, Head of City Sales in the Bristol office robin.engleys@knightfrank.com

Knight Frank’s Bristol residential office is found at the heart of Clifton village and focuses on the residential sales of town properties and rural homes in the surrounding countryside which are often found in the most desirable locations in the South West.

Bristol remains a highly desirable place to live thanks to everything from its attractive period architecture, to its high standard of state and independent schooling. There's also the cultural delights the city offers, much of it centred around the prestigious arts scenes that have flourished over the decades. Access to the rest of the country is great, too, with transport links to London, Birmingham and the South West within reach.

The city is particularly family friendly, with sports and leisure activities, such as its numerous golf courses, sporting and health clubs, and outdoor spaces available in and around city limits. Sport is central to the city's identity. Bristol City F.C and Bristol Rovers are the city's main football clubs, while Bristol Bears (rugby union) and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club are also based in the city.

Culturally speaking, the Bristol Old Vic theatre and Arnolfini Art Gallery are perhaps two of the most important artistic institutions to visit. Within the city the architecture is dominated by Georgian and Victorian styles, with many of its centrally located townhouses made all the more attractive thanks to their close proximity to open parks and green spaces. Meanwhile, the districts of Clifton, Redland and Bishopston offer similar lifestyles.

Bristol in numbers

The average price of a property sold by Knight Frank in Bristol (2019)

£711,416

How old are buyers in Bristol?

20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+

You'd be hard-pushed to find a shop or restaurant that didn't suit your taste.

Markets, malls, arcades, galleries, circuses and quarters all form a significant part of Bristol's retail shopping, with many placing particular emphasis on boutique, artisinal or heritage offering. Try either Broadmead or Cabot Circus in Bristol's Shopping Quarter for the whole experience, with both providing everything from high-end options such as Harvey Nichols, all the way to schooling essentials at WHSmiths.

Food-wise, snackable streetfood can be snaffled up in St Nicholas' Market; Michelin-star at Bulrush, Camina, The Pony and Trap, Paco Tapas or wilks; down-and-dirty at fast-food joints such as Asado or Oowee Diner; or vegeterian and vegan at Suncraft and ROOT (among others). This is before we get onto the fine array of pubs, bars or restaurants where friends and families can come together, eat, drink and be merry.

Secondary and higher education is some of the best in the country.

After a section of North London, Bristol has England's second-highest number of independent school places. Independent schools in the city include Clifton College, Clifton High School, Badminton School, Bristol Grammar School, Queen Elizabeth's Hospital (the only all-boys school) and the Redmaids' School (founded in 1634 by John Whitson, which claims to be England's oldest girls' school). Universities in the city include redbrick chatered The University of Bristol, which was founded in 1909, and The University of West England, which gained university status in 1992.

Who lives here?

According to our buyer data, a large proportion of movers comes from internationally and London, with the most claiming to work in financial, entertainment and industrial sectors. The second largest number of movers say they're entrepreneurs.

Who lives here?

According to our buyer data, a large proportion of movers comes from internationally and London, with the most claiming to work in financial, entertainment and industrial sectors. The second largest number of movers say they're entrepreneurs.

Internationally London South East South West West Midlands

Where do buyers come from?

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

City/Finance

Entertainment

Entrepreneur

Industry

Other

Professional

Property

Where do buyers come from?

• Internationally London South East South West West Midlands

What are Knight Frank buyers' professions?

• City/Finance Entertainment Entrepreneur Industry Other Professional Property

Steeped in history, Bristol's outdoor spaces provide acitivities for all ages.

Be it exploring the wildlife-rich nature reserve on the banks of the River Avon, to any of Bristol's three zoos, year-round fun for families of all ages is virtually guaranteed. Obvious choices include the nearby Clifton Suspension Bridge or a day out by the harbourside. And for those looking for quieter pursuits, historic buildings such as the grand stately houses of Tyntesfield or Sudeley Castle & Gardens represents the intertwining of history and heritage Bristol has earned a deserved reputation for.

What can you buy for your money in Bristol?

Hope Square, BS8

Guide Price: £950,000

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 4-5 Reception rooms

robin.engley@knightfrank.com

Hampton Park, BS6

Guide Price: £1,200,000

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 4 Reception rooms

robin.engley@knightfrank.com

Grange Park, BS9

Guide Price: £1,695,000

5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 3 Reception rooms

troy.budd@knightfrank.com

All property has been sold by Knight Frank within the past 12 months. The guide prices shown are representative of their appraised pricing and not their final sale price.

Get in touch to book an appointment ­– we'd love to talk to you about your next move.

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