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Selling your home in Bristol
Emoov’s Property Hotspots Index monitors the change in supply and demand for the most populated locations across the UK, by monitoring the total number of properties sold in comparison to those on sale. Demand for property in Bristol is currently at a high. Emoov’s March Hotspots Index found that with a demand percentage of 63%, it was the fourth hottest spot in the UK. Although with an average house price of 304,396, it would see this demand is being caught up by rising property prices.
Geography and History
The largest city in the South West, Bristol has been a wealthy trading port dating back as far as the Romans. Labelled the “Birthplace of America” the city played a major part in England’s trade in tobacco, wine and cotton and its rumoured to have been the birthplace of the infamous pirate, Captain Blackbeard.
Bristol’s location makes it a destination for many in the West of England, just 12 miles from historic Bath and just a 45 minute trip across the Bristol Channel to Cardiff. It is about 120 miles away from London and fast rail links mean Bristol residents can reach the capital in less than two hours.
Bristol is a popular choice for both young and old due to its rich mix of history and modern culture. It boasts an eclectic mix of architecture dating back to the original settlement. Whether it’s the Norman castle in Castle Park, the gothic wonder of Bristol Cathedral or the Georgian streets of Clifton, property in the area can be rich with historic influence.
Bristol also has a vibrant music scene and hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. The diverse variety offers everything from Blues and Jazz to Drum and Base and House. For those with a more classical taste check out St George’s or the Victoria Rooms, two stunning venues with acoustics to match.
Bristol is also the birthplace of Banksy, the graffiti artist and political activist who combines dark humour within his distinctive graffiti stencils.
The rich musical offerings and popular culture makes Bristol a popular destination for students and the city is home to two major institutions for higher education; the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. The city was also named European Green Capital for 2015. If you’re visiting Bristol, our tip is to check out the Hotel du Vin. Originally an 18th century sugar factory, the forty room hotel offers a number of loft suites, library and renowned bistro.
Buying and Searching for Property in Bristol
The wide variety of historical, cultural and social offerings in Bristol make it one of the most popular areas in the West to buy property. The area has seen a rise in demand in recent years and offers relatively affordable property in comparison to other major cities in the UK.
Those looking to buy in Bristol should check out the St Andrews, Montpelier and Clifton areas. All offer property for sale in good school catchment areas, although schooling in Bristol, as with many popular locations, can be a nightmare so be sure to do your research beforehand.
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