Bristol is a thriving University city which appeals to many in the London and Home Counties areas drawn by the relative good value of homes here.
The centre of the city has wonderful apartment living around the recently removated Harbourside area, whilst the Regency architecture of Clifton and Redland offer a feeling of village living within a city with their buzzing communities, independent shops , bars and cafes.
The areas around Sneyd Park and Stoke Bishop offer more leafy, quiet living with many properties enjoying views over the Clifton Downs.
To the South of the city lies the Chew Valley and the many pretty villages around the Chew and Blagdon lakes. These are particularly popular with those needing to have easy access both to Bath and Bristol and its International airport. They include Chew Magna, Ubley, Compton Martin, Litton and West Harptree. These communities enjoy easy access to great schools, village shops, churches and pubs.
The city is well served by motorways with the M5 heading north and south and the M4 heading East to London and West to Wales
The main line to Paddington has services every 15 minutes and takes approximately 1.75 hours.
There are direct routes to many UK destinations including Cardiff , Northern England, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall
Bristol International Airport has direct flights to many European destinations and holiday destinations.
There are some excellent independent schools in the area such as Wells Cathedral, Clifton College, Badminton Girls, Redland High and The Downs school.
There are also highly rated state schools including The Blue School in Wells and The Chew Valley school.
The majority of the schools offer school bus transport to pupils living outside the city centre.
Chew Magna: www.chewmagna.org.uk