Moving to Bristol
Theythinkitsalloveritisnow · 12/02/2021 20:12
Hoping there are some Bristolians on here tonight! We're moving down to Bristol in the spring, having been lucky enough to get a job promotion there. I know Bristol is very expensive for property and we don't have a long list of requirements, what we would really like is an area which is quietish( young families rather than studenty), a park, decent schools and maybe a few nice cafes. We have max of £300k so...please help so we don't end up somewhere awful!
Theythinkitsalloveritisnow · 12/02/2021 20:18
Sorry- also, we need 3 bedrooms
TracyMed · 17/02/2021 00:47
Hey OP. I cant help. Been offered a job in Bristol and hoping to get advice too! Xx
LampsOn · 28/02/2021 19:56
Bristol is pretty expensive I'm afraid. For £300k you're either looking at a flat or small house (2 bed) house in a 'nicer' area or somewhere up and coming.
For that amount, have a look at at George, Easton, fishponds, Bedminster, totterdown. Although I think even in these areas it might be hard to find somewhere for £300k. Perhaps you will need to also consider filton or knowle (village). I personally think they're great areas, but Bristol isn't perfect and make sure you visit the areas properly to see if they suit you. It's a big city and each area is very different to the next so it's hard to know what to recommend without knowing what's important to you. Do you prefer posher things, are you drawn to bristol's hippy side? Would you prefer a more urban area?
Howmanysyllabasisthat · 28/02/2021 20:00
£300K? You will struggle to find a 3 bed house for that. Can you increase your options?
Do you have secondary school age children? Some of the Bristol schools are brilliant and some are awful. Clevedon for £300K has outstanding school or Backwell.
Howmanysyllabasisthat · 28/02/2021 20:01
I meant you can buy for £300 K in clevedon. Sutton is doable and get the kids into Backwell.
LampsOn · 28/02/2021 20:06
That's a good point. Might be worth looking outside Bristol too. Clevedon is lovely. Try also looking at Thornbury, portishead (but beware the traffic) and winterbourne
goose1964 · 28/02/2021 20:06
We live about 10 miles south of Bristol and you'd get a nice house here for that budget. The schools are pretty good too. Beware Portishead as there's only one way out and it's a nightmare during the rush hour. Someone above mentioned Backwell but it's expensive too. I'd suggest Nailsea or Hatton to the south, both have easy connections to Bristol.
TerrifiedandWorried · 28/02/2021 20:11
www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/78401037#/ I would live here
MoMuntervary · 28/02/2021 20:14
I live in Bristol and it's great but I wouldn't be able to afford to buy here these days! It would help to know whether one of the commuter towns would work for you or if you want to be in Bristol itself? Are you after primary or secondary schools or both? Are you regular church goers as there is a CofE secondary that's very popular.
TerrifiedandWorried · 28/02/2021 20:25
This is on the same road as a good secondary school (Fairfield High school), 15 minute walk to another (Trinity Academy). 5 minutes walk into St. Werburgh's as mentioned in the Guardian last week - hippy, alternative lovely area Lots of green space. Hideous house though and not sure I would want to live right by a secondary school. 2 great primaries within 15 minutes walk (Glenfrome, St Werburgh's)
TerrifiedandWorried · 28/02/2021 20:30
MonkeysandParrots · 01/03/2021 21:29
I’ve got selection for you, 3 different areas which all give you what you need. Personally the third option is my favourite but only because I grew up around there :)
tired17 · 01/03/2021 21:46
Have you thought about a bit further out - South Gloucestershire?
jennymac31 · 01/03/2021 21:49
OP - Will you be commuting to the city centre for your new job? It might be worth looking at the outskirts of Bristol.
Also will any of your children be starting secondary school soon? Schools can be a bit hit-and-miss in Bristol.
MrsMoastyToasty · 01/03/2021 21:55
Whereabouts in the city will you be working? It can make all the difference to where you concentrate your search.
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