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Immediately north of Bristol, 120 miles west from London, lies the South Gloucestershire region. It’s easy to get to. You can reach it via the M4 or M5, and there are two mainline train stations in Bristol. When you need a break, or you’re going on holiday, it’s easy to get away from. Drive down the M5 and within an hour you’ll be in Devon. Or if you’re looking to go a little further, Bristol has its own International Airport offering thousands of bargain flights throughout Europe and a regular flight to New York. In fact, the close proximity of Bristol, Bath and Cardiff is one of the reasons why it’s such a good place to live. You can choose city life if you like the urban lifestyle, but you’ve also got an escape route if you want it, with villages and quiet towns all offering a more unhurried pace of life. Of course, you don’t have to choose one or the other – our location gives you the best of both worlds. This is particularly true when you’re commuting to work.
As we are heading out of Bristol towards South Gloucestershire, most people are going the other way. And vice-versa come the end of the day. Around 90% of houses are privately owned. It’s worth noting that we offer Starter Home Initiatives, for specific key workers. If you have children, or you’re planning to, childcare facilities in South Gloucestershire are excellent. Naturally, wherever you’re based, with three cities on your doorstep, you’ll never be far from the kind of facilities you need for your life. There are museums, art centres, and a Zoo in central Bristol. Major new developments at Cribbs Causeway and Longwell Green (both areas within South Gloucestershire) offer mini ‘villages’, with cinema complexes, fitness centres, restaurants and bars. In fact, Cribbs Causeway is the one of the biggest shopping centres in the South West.
• We are the fastest growing area in the South West
• About 50% of the housing has been built since 1964, with most housing privately owned
• Over 57% of the area remains rural, with certain parts of the countryside designated of international importance
• For the most common types of crime, the rate in South Gloucestershire remains below both the national and regional average