Why Bristol is loved by young people in Britain.

'Bristol Res' Blog • 08 February 2019

A project commissioned by BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat called ‘Know Your Place’ has found Bristol to be ranked in the top 5 places to live for young people under 26.

The project ranks 378 local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland from highest to lowest. BBC News considered a wide range of data including access to mental health care, average rent prices and levels of unemployment.  They also looked at the number of bars, pubs, clubs and music events in each local authority, as well as access to sports facilities and 4G coverage.

From this data they have produced an interactive map where you can insert a postcode and find the performance for that area.

Bristol scored particularly highly in the following categories.Employment, Youth Population, Mental Health Care, Going Out and 4G coverage.   The relatively high rents across the city caused a low score for this factor however the report found that Bristol has the highest rate of inward youth migration in Britain –  it has the most young people moving to the city compared to leaving of all the authorities in the study.

The office of national statistics would seem to back up the theory of young people flocking to live in the city.  In 2002 there were 491,499 people reported to be living in Bristol.  By 2017, that number had climbed to 572,563 – up 16 per cent.  In that time frame the number of 21 to 30-year-olds living here soared by 40 per cent to 111,481 people.

Just lettings, just Bristol 

Bristol auction lot makes national news.

A plot of land for sale with local agent Hollis Morgan in their February auction has made the national newspapers this week.  The plot situated on the edge of the Avon Gorge has wonderful views to the Cumberland Basin in one direction and the icon Clifton Suspension Bridge in the other.

Currently a terraced garden the plot of land is being listed with a reserve price of £360K. It does however come with planning permission to build a 5 bedroom, 4000 sqft, luxury house.  While the build costs have not been disclosed, a finished home is expected to have a resale value of around £2.5million.

Andrew Morgan, co-founder of Hollis Morgan, said: ‘It is probably one of the most unusual and attractive sites in the Westcountry. In terms of location, it is one of the best we’ve offered. You look straight out onto the gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge. We’ve had a local interest, but Bristol is a very popular location and I wouldn’t be surprised if we had interest from around the world. It would certainly be one of the most interesting Grand Designs.’

The Hollis Morgan auction is due to take place on 27th February, a full auction list can be accessed here – this plot is lot number 37.

Just lettings, just Bristol