|Homes sold in the last 12 months||1690||1677||843||3077|
|Average house prices||£168,215||£227,704||£328,203||£195,967|
Bristol is the largest centre of culture, employment and education in the South West. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that people from all over the UK look to relocate there each year. Available property in Bristol (to buy or rent) covers the entire accommodation spectrum, with homes to suit all budgets.
House prices in Bristol can be as varied as the property types found there, in fact. Waterfront studio flats, Victorian and Georgian terraced houses, large apartments, exclusive townhouse developments, new dockside terraced houses, traditional semis and more are all available to buy in the city.
Although Bristol could not be described as an ideal commute for people working in London, road links are good, with the M4, M5, M32 and A4 all serving the city. Trains from Bristol Temple Meads Station leave regularly for London Paddington, and Bristol Airport is just 8 miles from the city centre.
Great shopping in the city is easy to find. Exclusive boutiques and local independent shops are on the doorstep, as are all the big name high street stores. There are nearly 500 shops, and two separate covered shopping centres, in the city centre alone.
Finding good places to eat and drink is also easy. At the massive Cabot Circus Centre (a three-tiered shopping and leisure centre) there is food on offer to suit every preference. Traditional English fayre, coal-grilled delights, Sushi, fast food, pizza...
Or why not treat the family to a meal to remember at Brasserie Blanc, run by renowned celebrity chef Raymond Blanc?
After a day's property hunting, a delicious dinner at one of the most highly rated eateries in England's South West might be the perfect way to round the day off, giving you time to reflect...
While undertaking your Bristol property search, why not include forays out in the direction of Bath, Warminster, Glastonbury and Chepstow, too?
You never know, you might just come across your ideal home as you pass through villages en route - such as a delightful rural dwelling that is still within easy reach of Bristol itself.
Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry
This material was last updated on 29 April 2013.
It covers the period from 03 January 1995
to 28 March 2013.
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