Bristol has long been hailed as one of the best cities to live in the UK and that’s why we weren’t that surprised to see it ranked as one of Conde Nast’s Top 10 Sustainable Cities in the World.
It’s always had a unique identity with its independent spirit which goes back centuries and now boasts such a thriving culture, street art, city farms, green spaces, food and drink and a great location with excellent motorway access across the country - there is quite literally something for everyone.
Since winning European Green Capital status in 2015 the city has made a global name for itself in the sustainability arena, working hard to build long term, future fit solutions for more efficient use of energy, and ways of working, living and travelling.
In the last 20 years many leading organisations in the global environmental and sustainability field have chosen Bristol as their base including, Ovo Energy, Eunomia, The Soil Association, Pukka Herbs, Sustrans and Tridos Bank, to name a few.
So it is no surprise that Bristol is one of the top places people decide to relocate to when leaving London and in 2019 saw close to 6000 people relocate from the capital alone*
The lure of a slower pace of life, more balanced lifestyle and people wanting to make conscious choices about living in a more sustainable environment is what makes people think about choosing Bristol as a place to live.
The local property market is always buoyant. Competitive naturally but for those moving from the Capital there are definite gains to be had particularly at the moment with the Stamp Duty Land Tax only payable at £500,000 until April 2021.
As of March (the last figures available), the average home costs £285,268 in Bristol - compared to London's £486,000. That said, demand is always greater than supply so it’s important to do your research into areas to live and be prepared to find the right location and property for you.
That’s where our well-connected team team of Brizzle experts would be delighted to help. Having worked in the local property market for over 30 years, we can point you in the right direction.
And finally, (as if you need convincing) here are a few fun Bristol first’s for you.
- The first poo bus set off in 2014 - Bio-Bus – powered exclusively by food human waste
- We have over 450 green spaces and parks – proportionally more than any other UK city
- The UK’s first cycling city and birthplace of the National Cycle Network - which seems crazy for one of the hilliest cities in existence but guaranteed to keep you fit.
We love Bristol, but then we're biased. If you want an informal chat about relocating or moving into a new area then please get in touch.