Horfield could fit quite snugly into any category. Straddling either side of the northern reaches of Gloucester Road, Horfield is a pleasant north Bristol suburb that is often overlooked by home hunters whose heads are turned by the more popular wards of Clifton, St Andrews, Cotham, Redland and Bishopston.

Which is a shame for those missing out, but a boon for the locals, who are left to enjoy the excellent parkland, great road access, wonderful pubs, impressive leisure facilities and a fantastic range of properties.

Bordering Filton, Lockleaze and Ashley Down, Horfield’s boundaries are difficult to accurately define, but the sheer weight of attractions in and around the neighbourhood make it somewhere you should definitely investigate.

The area is full of happy families, commuters appreciating the brilliant road access to the M32 and M4, students enjoying lower rents yet plenty of vibrancy, and young professionals able to save while still travelling into the city centre with ease.

Horfield is close to Southmead Hospital, holds the popular Horfield Leisure centre, enjoys the Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Ground and the Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground for sports lovers, and features brilliant parkland at Horfield Common for dog walkers and joggers. The nearby Eastgate Retail Park (complete with 24hr Tesco and IKEA) is perfect for families, and there’s a great range of large pubs for real ale aficionados and some delightful independent stores on Gloucester Road.

Away from the main thoroughfares of Gloucester Road, Kellaway Avenue and Muller Road, the streets are peaceful, leafy and residential, with many spacious terraced and semi-detached properties from the Victorian and inter-war period, and most homes come with generous front and rear gardens too. There are not too many smaller flats or apartments, but house sharing is widely practised among students and young professionals in the area.

Horfield easily caters for all types of homebuyer or tenant. Whether a retired couple, a young family, a busy professional or a student, Horfield has enough choice, character, charm and amenities to keep you more than happy.

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