The Times recently voted St Pauls as one of the ‘coolest places to live in the UK’. This comes after Rough Guides recommended Bristol as one of the 10 cities in the world to visit in 2017. Significantly, last week, the ‘Sunday Times Best Places Live’ guide voted Bristol as the best city in the UK.
The Sunday Times described Bristol as “cool, classy and supremely creative”. Bristol is “a small city that feels like a big city, handily placed for seaside and scenery, but hardly cut off from the rest of the country”.
It continued, “There are jobs – lots of them glamorous, creative, hi-tech and professional – the food and drink are great, and it crams in all the culture you could wish for”.
The ‘Best Places to Live’ supplements in The Times and The Sunday Times consider a broad range of factors to rank locations, from jobs, exam results and broadband speed, to culture, community spirit and local shops.
A riot flashpoint in the 1980s, St Pauls’ history is described by Bristol 24/7 as ‘’turbulent, but there’s no doubt it is on the rise.’’
Over recent years, the area has been cleaned up, and businesses and investors are beginning to turn their attentions to development there. The area has become a centre for independent cafes, bars and live music.