St Andrews and Montpelier
Letting in St Andrews - Area Guide
St Andrews is a suburb of Bristol situated about 3 km (1.8 miles) north of the city centre. The area was developed in the late 19th century and consists mostly of large Victorian villas, with some inter-war housing and some minor rebuilding in Cromwell Road and Belvoir Road following enemy action in World War II.
The area is roughly bounded by the Severn Beach Railway Line, Montpelier and Redland, Gloucester Rd, Somerville Rd and Cromwell Rd. St Andrews benefits from the vibrant mix of independently owned shops, cafés and restaurants on Gloucester Road.
In the middle part of the 20th century the area became unfashionable and many of the houses were converted to multiple occupation. However during the 1990s living in the City Centre became fashionable once again and consequently these houses are now being converted back into family homes with original features retained.
St Andrew's Park is at the heart of the area. The park was laid out in 1895 and is home to events such as 'Music in the Park' during the summer, and 'Carols in the Park' at Christmas. The park features a children's play area and paddling pool. Despite being located on a hilly incline the park is well used for football and frisbee throughout the year. Further information is available at the Friends of St Andrews Park website www.friendsofstandrewspark.ning.com
St Andrew's is well served by public transport, with frequent buses to all parts of the city from Gloucester Road and a local train service from Montpelier to Bristol Temple Meads and Clifton on the Severn Beach Line.
Letting in Montpelier
Montpelier is an area of North Bristol bounded by the Cheltenham Road to the west, St Pauls to the south, St Werburghs to the east and St Andrews to the north. It has its own railway station, and a reputation for being bohemian and 'alternative'. It is a haven for lovers of organic and vegetarian cuisine. There is a strong feeling of community spirit in Montpelier. Street parties and fundraising events have recently been held there to light up the iconic railway bridge known locally as 'The Arches'.
In 2013 The Times newspaper voted Montpelier as one of the 30 coolest locations to live in Britain. The analysis was based on the latest prices and assessments of housing experts. Montpelier has pretty period houses, many brightly painted, and some greats cafes and bakeries. The Times described the type of people to live in Montpelier as "artists, musicians and right on types." For more information go to the Montpelier Conservation Group website.
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