The areas south of the river have really increased in popularity over the last ten years.
Whereas once Bedminster was not the choice place to live now more and more families are choosing to buy there and also in Southville and Totterdown. The price of property has fuelled this as has their convenient access to the city.
For many living here Temple Meads station is a short walk or bus ride. This is a massive pull to London commuters as there are regular trains to London with Great Western Trains (1hr 40mins) that are said to be getting faster once the long awaited electrification of the route is in place.
Consequently as more families and young professionals move to the area more trendy bars and individual shops have sprung up. The Tobacco Factory and the theatre was always popular but over the past few years the regeneration of this area has further increased in popularity. People flock to the Tobacco factory Sunday market that sells a wide variety of crafts and food produce.
Totterdown is an island of cute streets above Temple Meads famed for all being painted different colours.
Many new developments have now also been built so alongside a Victorian terrace sits developments such as Paintworks. Paintworks is in what is now known as Bristol’s Creative quarter, a clever idea by Crest Nicholson to build 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, townhouses and live work units with a pub and galleries all in the same Arnos Vale area of Bristol.
The development is half a mile from Temple Meads so again many due to the convenience and quality of the properties are tempted to buy despite the extra premium in price to purchase a property there. The whole area really has developed an “edgy” image with an eclectic vibe. For every Victorian terrace coming to the market priced below £400 000 there is are buyers, many first time, queuing up to view.