In recent years, Weston-super-Mare has become increasingly popular with professionals commuting to Bristol. Here rents are more affordable, the lifestyle is better, and many of Weston's primary and secondary schools are rated 'good' or 'outstanding'.
Weston's iconic Grand Pier, its long expanse of beach and genteel period homes are popular with people looking for a seaside lifestyle within easy reach (by rail and road) of Bristol and Cardiff. London is also only two and a half hours away by train.
Popular areas of the town are Worlebury, Uphill and Sand Bay. There are new homes at Haywood village on the outskirts of the town, and new apartments are springing up in the town centre. There's a good range of high street and independent shops, plus the brand new Dolphin Square development with its wide choice of leisure facilities and restaurants.