Sometimes referred to as lower Clifton, Southville has become popular with young families, professionals and people who like the convenience of its location without the Clifton Prices.
Buyers and renters alike will tell you Southville is perfectly situated around the enticing North Street, Ashton Gate (Bristol City’s football ground) and Greville Smythe Park. This area of the city is certainly up and coming, with prices rising quickly from 2012 as its charm works its magic on all who venture there. Located to the south of the city centre, Southville attracts renters and buyers of all ages, and is an ideal area for those looking to buy their first and even second home.
Residential property in Southville is predominantly mid to late 19th Century, and there is an eclectic mix of terraced and semi-detached housing, as well as some modern apartments and stylish converted flats. Period details such as high ceilings, sash windows and the occasional view of the park are sure to wow anyone who lives here! The overall air of Southville is that of a Glastonbury-esque mini town with everything you could possibly want on your doorstep.
There’s plenty of things to see and do here – you’re never far from North Street, with its huge range of pubs, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. If you enjoy good food, live music and theatre, The Tobacco Factory is always worth a visit. There are inexpensive restaurants and takeaways as well as a mix of boutique shops.
From Southville the city centre and harbourside is just minutes away on foot or by bike, with equally easy access to Temple Meads train station in one direction and Long Ashton, Nailsea and the countryside in the other.
If you have little ones, Ashton Gate primary school is rated “Good” by Ofsted.
The area has also been home to the world renowned urban paint festival known as Upfest. This turns the area into a vibrant graffiti (the arty type) burst of colour and awe for a couple of weeks each year. Greta Thunberg attended recently to see her own depiction in giant form on the side of The Tobacco Factory.
If you think Southville’s community feel and proximity to the centre is perfect for you, then contact us at our North Street Estate Agents or browse our Southville properties now.