Property Trends | 5 popular Bristol commuter places

Property Trends | 5 popular Bristol commuter places

Check out this guide to five popular places to live within commuting distance of Bristol

Looking for somewhere to live outside the hubbub of the city but within an easy commute? Here are five popular places within commuting distance of Bristol…


Lying just 10 miles north of Bristol is the popular South Gloucestershire village of Alveston. It has great links into Bristol, as well as the south west and northwards, with both the M4 and M5 less than four miles away. It is also just a short drive to either of the Severn bridges with easy access to Wales. There is a regular bus service into Bristol, with one route taking you via the Mall and Cribbs Causeway shopping outlets.

For families, there is a highly-rated primary and secondary school, as well as The Castle secondary school and a range of primary schools in the nearby market town of Thornbury.

Enjoy a drink or dinner at The Ship hotel or a takeaway in Alveston village. There are some lovely country pubs in neighbouring villages such as The Swan at Tockington or The Fox Inn at Old Down, plus a range of eateries in Thornbury, including Thornbury Castle Hotel for an extra-special occasion.

As well as a selection of local shops, there are two supermarkets in Thornbury, which lies around a mile away. Alveston is also home to Thornbury cricket club, with teams for all ages.

The average house price is £456,364, up 12% year on year*.


Set in Wiltshire, major commuter town Chippenham lies just four miles south of the M4, with fantastic links to Bristol, Swindon, South Wales and London, via road or rail – Chippenham  has its own train station. Chippenham lies just 15 miles from Bath and 27 miles from Bristol and is less than an hour’s drive for a trip to the Cotswolds.

As well as offering a good range of pubs and eateries, Chippenham is known for its colourful street markets, with an array of traditional and contemporary stalls. 

Chippenham and its surrounding villages have been featured in many a film and TV drama, including War Horse and Pride & Prejudice. Nearby are popular Longleat, Dyrham Park and Castle Combe Racing Circuit.

Enjoying a buoyant property market, the average house price is £286,830, up 5% on the previous year*.


The village of Churchill lies just eight miles east of Weston-super-Mare and about 15 miles south-west of Bristol and has an overall average house price of £579,864, up 8% year on year*. 

Located in the increasingly popular North Somerset, where prices rose by an average of 12% last year*, Churchill has its own primary school, secondary school and sixth form.

You will find a wealth of things to do, such as a visit to beautiful Burrington Combe or Blagdon Lake, one of Bristol’s main reservoirs, both on the north side of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also nearby are popular cycling and walking trails, such as the Strawberry Line, and the famous Cheddar Gorge with its walks, caves and cheese-making outlet. 

A visit to Churchill’s Mendip Snowsport Centre is a must, offering activities for all the family such as tobogganing (kids only), snowboarding and skiing. Plus, the beaches of Clevedon and Weston are each less than eight miles away.

Bristol city centre is just 14 or so miles down the A38, with the Long Ashton Park and Ride 12 miles away, Bristol airport within six miles, and J21 and J22 of the M5 easily accessible.


Like its nearby neighbour Churchill, Wrington is nestled within popular North Somerset and has good access to Bristol City Centre via the A38 or the A370. It is around four miles to Bristol airport and five miles to Yatton train station, with direct trains to Bristol Temple Meads. 

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For family fun, Puxton Park is well worth a visit, while Wrington’s beautiful Barley Wood walled gardens offer locally grown fresh fruit and veg, its very own cider made on site, as well as a pop-up café and Ethicurean Restaurant. There are also workshops available such as pottery throwing and painting with pastels.

Wrington has become an increasingly popular place to live, with plenty of countryside on its doorstep and good transport links. Average house prices have risen to £426,548, up a whopping 24% year on year*.


Around three miles north-east of Bristol and with great commuting links – whether by bus, bike on the Bristol to Bath cycle path, or car – Fishponds is an enduringly popular Bristol suburb. The M32 is on the doorstep providing great motorway connections to the city centre, M4 and M5.

The property here is mainly terraced Victorian, and the average price in Fishponds is £285,333, up 5% year on year*.

Fishponds is home to two parks from Victorian times – Eastville with its boating lake and Vassells/Oldbury Court Estate with its wooded paths and playground – plus beautiful Snuff Mills park with its steep wooded banks following the River Frome.

Fishponds is well-served with a range of supermarkets to choose from including Alfu International, Aldi and Morrisons, to name but a few. You will also find plenty of places to eat out, from cafés and bars to restaurants, and a good range of shops in the high street.

  • Rightmove, based on HM Land Registry, 21 August 2021.
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