Waterfront, also described as Harbourside, is the area in the city centre around the Floating Harbour. It's a vibrant, bustling area of former workshops and warehouses, many of them converted into modern apartment buildings.
There are cultural venues, such as the Arnolfini art gallery, Watershed media and arts centre, M Shed museum, and At-Bristol science exhibition centre. There is also a range of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Apartments come in all shapes and sizes, and all prices. Waterfront living is popular with professionals, as well as couples downsizing or choosing the urban life. There are a limited number of houses around, too. Cumberland Road on the south side has a mix of period townhouses and some of the first waterfront developments offer two- and three-bedroom houses.
See Hotwells also
Everything is on your doorstep so a car isn’t needed. The ferry service takes you to Temple Meads. Buses for the rest of the city can be picked up in the centre or at Broadmead. If you need the motorway, Hotwells Road (A4) goes to the M5, or across the centre the M32 connects to the M4.
Green space: Brandon Hill
Shopping: Broadmead, Cabot Circus, Park Street, The Triangle
Eating out: a vast selection to discover
Schools: St George's CofE Primary School, Cathedral Primary School, Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School, Southville Primary School, City of Bristol College
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