Wedged between Whiteladies Road and Gloucester Road and in close proximity to The Centre and Bristol University, Redland is a popular area for young professionals to rent property, as well as a prime location for student accommodation.
Redland’s residential lettings
The theme of the housing is large Victorian and Georgian buildings converted into flats by landlords for residential letting, which means there are some really attractive buildings in which to live.
Redland is largely residential but given its location there is plenty to do nearby. Whichever side you live on you will find restaurants and shops within minutes on one of Bristol’s trunk roads. During the summer The Downs on its upper border offers some fantastic outdoor space, with phenomenal views over the Avon Gorge, expansive playing fields and travelling shows such as a circus and funfair.
Where to go in Redland
But Redland is not without its own treasures. Tucked away right in the middle is Chandos Road: a delightful little street to walk down with some great places to eat and artisanal businesses. Cotham Hill and Zetland Road are hives of activity where you can eat, drink and shop.
Add some good local pubs liberally scattered throughout and the picture is complete.
Local’s tip: Ahmed’s Curry Café on Chandos Road serves delicious curries at bargain prices
Get active in Redland
Redland is a pleasant neighbourhood to go running in, especially if you stretch a run up to The Downs and it is home to Bristol Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. A Bannatyne’s Health club further complements the range of facilities on offer to Redland residents.
Getting to and from Redland
The number 8 and 9 buses serve Redland directly and it also has its own train station on the Temple Meads to Severn Beach line, which is a particular bonus in a city which is generally criticised for its public transport links.
It is not just students and young professionals who are drawn to Redland. Two highly regarded secondary schools in the vicinity: Redland Green and Cotham make it an attractive place for families wishing to rent in the area. And it has many streets that are really quiet for those after a more peaceful setting.
Unless you want a huge garden, Redland has something for most people who want to live in a city and be close to – but not on top of – all the action. With attractive housing, relative quiet with the promise of nearby entertainment it is a great choice for your next residential letting.