One of the oldest and most favored by residents areas in Bristol, Clifton is all about hills, great shopping, and beautiful architecture. Living here, you can enjoy a feeling of the serene and slow-paced countryside, but still live a stone’s throw away from all the action. And, the cherry on top is the commute scenery — Clifton offers one of the best views in the city when residents cross Clifton Suspension Bridge on their way home.
Some people might think that Clifton is too posh and expensive. There is a reason for that — think of the high-end boutiques, classy restaurants, and stunning views. Although properties in Clifton are more expensive than in many other districts of Bristol, it attracts a cosmopolitan crowd that encompasses families with children, young professionals, and students. Spend a few weekends here, and you’ll never want to leave, charmed by the cozy vibe (93% of people are satisfied with the local area), tastiest cakes in the city, and Georgian houses.
According to the latest data, 13,500 people are living in Clifton. 8.9% are children under 15 years old, 31.1% are inhabitants from 16 to 24 years old, 28.9% of all residents are those from 25 to 39 years. 12.2% are from 40 to 54 years old, 6.8% of residents are those from 54 to 65 years old, and 12.1% are people older than 65. Compared to Bristol overall, Clifton is an area with a significantly higher population of younger people (those from 16 to 39 years).
Talking about Clifton, it is impossible not to mention shopping. There is a fantastic selection of various kinds of stores, from upscale boutiques to independent stores dedicated to local brands and designers. The main shopping areas include Princess Victoria Street, Boyces Avenue, Clifton Village, and Clifton Arcade.
It is very easy to get anywhere inside the district on foot or by bicycle, as there are plenty of bike routes. Those who want to travel back and forth to central Bristol will be pleased to know that Clifton is very well connected to the rest of the city, with lots of bus lines and bus stops all around the area. But, do some research if you prefer to drive around — it might be extremely difficult to find a parking spot here! If you decide to rent an apartment in Clifton, make sure if you can get a parking place as well.