Bristol is a vibrant city with a bustling cultural scene, myriad business opportunities, and excellent transport links. There are many reasons why people choose to move to Bristol every year and if you are a first-time buyer looking to make this incredible city your home, you won’t be disappointed. Here are our picks of some of the best places to live in Bristol for first-time buyers.


For first-time buyers on a budget, Avonmouth could be the perfect location. In addition to offering a variety of properties including new-build homes, modern apartments, and charming Victorian terraced houses, Avonmouth has a family friendly atmosphere, excellent transport links, and plenty to see and do.

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With a combination of both old and new properties, Henbury has something to offer almost every first-time buyer. In addition to being situated close to Bristol city centre, Weston-super-Mare is only a 30-minute drive away and for those looking to commute to Cardiff, convenient transportation links mean you could be there in under an hour.

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Offering a combination of flats, 1930s homes, townhouses, and terraces, Filton is a family friendly location with a range of affordable properties ideal for first-time buyers. Located just five miles from the city centre, Filton is also home to a good selection of properties with Shared Ownership opportunities in place.

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Situated close to both Bristol city centre and Weston-super-Mare, Nailsea provides first-time buyers with both a charming location and a straightforward commute to most of Bristol and Newport. This charming town has plenty of history to explore and you’ll find it difficult to tire of your beautiful surroundings.

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This affordable area is comprised of a variety of properties including new apartment developments and 1960s homes. Its prime location means that you can commute to Bristol city centre in under 20 minutes, making it ideal for both young professionals and families.

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In recent years, new developments have increased the number of available properties in this bustling suburb. From apartments to new-build townhouses, through to traditional Victorian terraces, first-time buyers won’t struggle to find plenty of property opportunities here. Bedminster has myriad restaurants, cafés, and bars, and is equally suited to young professionals and families alike.

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Totterdown is home to England’s steepest street, which only adds to the area’s unique charm. There are a wide variety of properties available here, including traditional but affordable properties for first-time buyers looking for a home with character. Totterdown is a 15-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station and consistently attracts many young buyers.

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For first-time buyers looking for excellent commuting opportunities, Patchway is within easy reach of the M4, M5, and M25. As Patchway and the surrounding areas are home to a variety of local employers, there are also plenty of job opportunities here.

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Primarily comprised of Victorian terraced properties, Fishponds is full of character and has something ideally suited to most first-time buyers. With plenty of green spaces and a bustling high street, this large suburb situated just three miles from Bristol city centre has a lot to offer.

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How can OneDome help me move to Bristol?

We are the first property website in the UK that helps you complete everything you need to buy or sell a home. From finding a home in Bristol to getting a mortgage, through to completing every legal step needed to buy or sell a property. Our mortgage service for example, lets you access 90+ mortgage lenders (which includes many of the UK’s best-known businesses), and over 12,000 mortgage products. You’ll be supported throughout by our team of expert mortgage advisors, who will work to find the right mortgage for your needs. This expert advice comes at no additional cost.

For the necessary legal stuff, our conveyancing platform simplifies the essentials by keeping everything online and in one place. Home movers and estate agents can track the conveyancing in real time, so both parties get full visibility and can complete the process quicker than traditional methods. Take a look at our guide on conveyancing here for more information on what conveyancing is and why it is essential.

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