Bristol is a diverse and vibrant city that thrives on its extraordinary culture, breathtaking sights, and wonderful neighbourhoods. It is also a city that is growing, with many housing developments in and around the city to cater for its growing population. If you are considering making the move to Bristol, then here are five new housing developments that you might want to consider.

1. Charlton Hayes

Charlton Hayes is situated in north Bristol between the city’s huge retail park Cribbs Causeway and the Gloucester Road. It’s an area that is developing rapidly with loads of land formerly part of Filton Airport earmarked for development. This is an area of Bristol that is likely to be completely transformed in five years or so. What’s more, it’s incredibly well connected, being just a stone’s throw from the M5 motorway.

The homes in Charlton Hayes are designed to be energy-efficient and eco-friendly and feature enhanced insulation, argon gas-filled double glazing, high-efficiency boilers and water saving outlets. Charlton Hayes is being developed by Barratt Homes.

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2. St Matthias

Another housing project being developed by Barratt Homes, this time in the northeast of the city, St Matthias is the perfect location for growing families. Located in the increasingly popular area of Fishponds it’s close to both Kingswood leisure centre and Downend Sports Center and has some beautiful scenery nearby in the form of Oldbury Court Estate and Snuff Mills.

Fishponds itself has seen a transformation in the last few years with the area’s bustling high street becoming home to a range of modern pubs, cafes and eateries like Burger Joint, Coffee#1, Grounded and the Old Post Office pub.

St. Matthias offers a range of one, two, three, four, and five bedroom eco-friendly designed homes. It features energy-efficient heaters and boilers that help save on costs.

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3. Chestnut Park in Yatton

Situated at the deep south of Bristol, Chestnut Park’s location offers the serenity of a sleepy Somerset village whilst having excellent transport links. The village rests on a beautiful countryside but is close to the Yatton railway station. The local neighbourhood also has a thriving commercial centre, and there are plenty of clubs you can join based on your interest. Chestnut Park is still just 11 miles from the city so you’re never that far away from the buzz and excitement that inner-city Bristol has to offer.

Chestnut Park has affordable two, three, four and five bedroom houses for sale. All houses feature traditional stonewalls, native trees and hedgerows, wildflower grass lawns and plenty of open space. It’s perfect for families and couples who want a home in the countryside but without being too far away from city life.

4. Locking Parklands

Developed by St. Modwen Homes, Locking Parklands is a multi-awarded development in Locking, just four miles from Weston Super Mare and surrounded by old trees and beautiful countryside. If you wanted to travel to nearby Bristol or other nearby towns like Portishead, the nearest train station is just a five-minute drive. Locking Parklands also provides its own community bus service to get you around town and nearby town centres.

The area of development is huge – with one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom houses available for sale. Inside the village of Locking Parklands, several community facilities are being built, including a retail space, play area, community centre, a school and a library; all of which are within walking distance from new housing development.

5. Redcliffe Place

Redcliffe Place at Redcliffe Parade is perfectly situated in the heart of Bristol allowing comfort and luxury in the middle of the action and buzz of the city. The Redcliffe Place apartments are open plan and sport amazing scenic views of the city from their terraces and balconies. This is stylish contemporary apartments at the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Redcliffe Place has two and three bedroom apartments with a contemporary design that has open plan living spaces. The units come with complete features which include a finished kitchen with integrated Neff appliances. The bathroom comes with complete white sanitaryware and chrome brassware. Carpeted bedrooms feature a media plate for connectivity. Other features include oak flooring and full height windows. Oh yeah, and did we mention the views from the balconies…

These 5 new housing developments in Bristol each offer an edge–they differ in features, kind of neighbourhood, and pricing. But one thing’s for sure. Buying a house and living in Bristol is probably one of the best investment decisions you will ever make. If you are considering on purchasing a new home in Bristol, you might want to look into the government’s starter home initiative to see if it can help you.