If you were to stick a pin in a map of Bristol in a location which seemed good for everything you would undoubtedly have stuck it in Redcliffe. Given its location you would expect it to be a very expensive place to live but in fact its still very reasonable. This is largely due to the fact it was heavily bombed in the second world war and the resulting allowable use of the area by various planners have seen the most diverse set of housing and commercial buildings anywhere in the city.
Redcliffe was once the most affluent part of the city with most Georgian houses being occupied by the city’s rich and seafaring masters. The cobbled streets would have been trodden by the great, the good and the odd pirate. Some of that history is still evident amongst the swish apartments converted from warehousing along the river, the local authority flats, the post war terraces, the large 70s, 80s, and 90s hotels and office blocks all overlooked by the most magnificent Redcliff Cathedral. Truth is you can find most types of city housing here surrounded by some major employers.
A run down of location highlights will give you a clue as to why Redcliffe is such a brilliant area. You are a 5-minute walk from.
The harbourside, The centre, Temple meads train station, Finzels reach, Cabot circus and Bristol Universities new campus. You are served by the metro, all major bus routes and cycle paths. Several bridges mean you are always connected to the North of the city without travelling far. On your doorstep are great restaurants, hotels and casino and a cathedral.
With investment ongoing in projects such as Redcliffe Quarter currently under construction this area will soon be a deserved rival to the harbourside in terms of city living and no doubt property prices too.