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    Best Place to Live

    Bristol is also known fondly for its hip and trendy culture and thriving music and art scene.


    World-famous mystery graffiti artist, Banksy originates from Bristol, where his work can be seen across the city. Furthermore, Bristol is heralded as one of the nicest cities to live in the UK. It won the Sunday Times best place to live award in 2017, an award it scooped three times in four years prior. Its pedigree is not only hailed within the UK but also across the world with the popular travel book publisher, Rough Guides placing it in its list of top 10 best cities in the world.


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    • One of the UK's

      Best Places to Live
    • 60%

      Capital Growth over Decade
    • 1.5 HRS

      From London
    • £15BN


    Investing in Bristol

    First and foremost, Bristol is well located, with excellent transport links to the rest of England. A train to London only takes an hour and a half and is connected by both the M4 and M5 motorways. For this reason, many large businesses such as Airbus have chosen Bristol to have their headquarters in the city. In 2019, Bristol secured the most investment of any other city in the UK, propelling it up the employment charts. As of 2019, there were 22,170 active business units in Bristol – up 3.5 per cent on the level of 2016 – according to the Office for National Statistics.


    Education-wise, Bristol is also seen as one of the most attractive cities to study in. With a large student population spread across two world-class universities. Bristol University consistently ranks in the worlds top 100 universities and the UK’s top ten universities based on its high standard of research and teaching.

    It is no wonder, then, why Bristol’s property market has boomed over the last decade. Outside of London, Bristol house prices have increased the most of any other city in the UK since 2010. In fact, Rightmove have found that six of the top ten locations where asking prices have increased the most over the past ten years are in Bristol. This is not by accident. Bristol’s distinct mix of excellent transport links, top universities, beautiful architecture and high quality of life have all added to the lure of this fantastic city.

    Key Regeneration Projects

    • St Phillips Marsh

      - Project will create 10,000 new homes
      - Generate 22,000 new jobs
      - Inject £1.6bn annual income to the economy

    • Temple Island

      - Creating a "vibrant new district"
      - The University of Bristol to work on £300million Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus
      - The council has an agreement with Legal & General for 500 new homes, office blocks, a 350-room hotel

    • YTL Bristol Arena

      - "world class" new music and events arena
      - Filton Airfield in 2023,
      - Boosting Bristol's economy by £1.5bn annually

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