Thinking of moving to Bristol? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Bristol has to offer.
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The sixth most populous city in England, Bristol has a population of 442,500:
- In 2014, the Sunday Times described Bristol as the best city in the UK in which to live
- In 2015, it gained the European Green Capital Award
- The city has a diverse population, which is swelled by the number of students at the two universities – the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England.
Until the 18th century, Bristol could count itself among the top three English cities outside of London, but the industrial revolution saw it overtaken by Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. The city’s current economic resurgence is focussed on:
- Creative media companies – which have seen a 106% increase in productivity since 1999 and provide nearly 16,000 jobs in the area
- Aerospace industries – there is a government backed national investment strategy in the Aerospace Growth Partnership
- High-tech electronics industries – hubs include The Guild, Engine Shed, Bristol Games Hub, and Bristol Robotics Ltd.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Only 8 miles from the city centre, Bristol has its own international airport – for destinations throughout Europe, North Africa and for onward travel to North America
- There are two rail stations (Temple Mead and Parkway) with intercity connection via First Great Western to the whole of the UK
- Bus services criss-cross the city and there is a new Bristol FreeBus scheme.
- The University of Bristol has well over 22,000 enrolled students and the University of the West of England has some 30,000
- The city also has 22 secondary schools in the public and in the private sector, 3 preparatory schools and 11 senior schools.
- The city has more than 400 parks and gardens and
- Is strategically placed for exploring the countryside of the South Cotswolds, South Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Finally, did you know …
- The port city of Bristol is also known as the Birthplace of America
- Bristol City Football Club played in the 1909 FA Cup final – they lost 1-0 to Manchester United
- The famous Batman and Robin sequence in Only Fools and Horses was in fact filmed in the Broadmead area of Bristol
- The world renowned cordial Ribena was invented in Bristol – at the National Fruit and Cider Institute.