“Cool, classy and supremely creative”
BS1 and BS3 postcodes are two of the most well-known areas in Bristol, everyone knows about the bustling and thriving City Centre and the trendy area south of the river that includes Southville and Bedminster and covers BS3, but little is said about BS2.
Stretching from the east of the city centre, from Stokes Croft to halfway up the M32 and further east along the ring road round to St. Philips Marsh, BS2, Bristol, is one of the largest postcode areas that lies to the south and east of the city centre.
It includes the popular neighbourhoods of Kingsdown, St. Pauls, St. Philips and St. Annes – collectively offering some of the most diverse and independent communities in Bristol with over 80,000 households and a population hitting close to 185,000.
Having recovered from the bad rap of riots in the 1980s, in 2017, The Times voted St. Pauls as one of the ‘coolest places to live in the UK’ and people come from far and wide to take part in the annual St. Pauls Carnival.
In recent years a lot of re-development has taken place in the BS2 neighbourhoods leading to many new build housing developments of private and affordable housing including The Old Brewery, Tower Wharf and No. 13 – all making great investment opportunities.
The showcase of BS2 is its location. It sits on excellent transport networks including buses and the new Metro Flyer bus to Bristol Airport and Bristol Temple Meads railway station, and ensures most of Bristol is easily accessible on foot, being able to cover most of it in a 45 minute walk.
Although there are now plenty of retail parks within the BS2 vicinity offering a wide choice of shops and eateries, the neighbourhoods of BS2 are also fiercely independent. A wide range of coffee shops, restaurants, shops and pop up shops and co-working spaces ensures there is plenty of opportunity to feel part of a local community.
With all the development on Temple Quay and surrounding area including the new £300 million Bristol University campus scheduled to open in 2022 it’s hard not to see how BS2 doesn’t fall into the ‘up and coming’ bracket of places to live.
So if you’re working in Bristol city centre, looking for somewhere very accessible and affordable, perhaps to rent or to take the first step onto the property ladder, BS2 offers affordable options with prices for an apartment starting from around £160,000 – get in touch to see if we can help.