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A suburb in the north of Bristol, Southmead is surrounded by Filton, Westbury-on-Trym and Horfield. Developments in this area started in the 1930s, leading to many of the properties available today dating back to this time. Southmead is an affordable place to live, offering easy access to the centre of Bristol, with estate agents in Southmead recommending this area for professionals and young families in particular. For more details on any of our properties, get in touch with our team today.

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Natural Attractions

Southmead has plenty of open green spaces for running, cycling and walking, such as Southmead Adventure Playground. Badock’s Wood and Henleaze Lake are both within easy reach of the area. Just a short distance from Southmead is Horfield Common, which is the largest of the green spaces in the area and provides a wonderful viewing point over the city as it’s one of the highest points of land above sea level in Bristol.

Shopping and Entertainment

Southmead has its own high street along Greystoke Avenue, as well as being close to Gloucester Road, with regular bus access. Residents have their pick of several places to eat and drink in the area, including The Inn on the Green, the New Balti King and Raj Pavillions, as well as various convenience stores.


Sports fans will have their pick of plenty of activities in Southmead, with a host of sporting facilities and open spaces to enjoy. There’s Greenway Centre to the south-east which has sports pitches and a gym, as well as Filton Golf Course and Glencoyne Square which has play areas. Horfield Sports Centre boasts a sports hall, 3G pitches, a gym and a swimming pool, located just around a mile from Southmead.

Festivals and Events

There is a great selection of festivals, music events and activities to enjoy throughout the year in and around Southmead, from food festivals and comedy to music events. Southmead is just a 10-minute drive from the heart of Bristol, providing access to a wealth of festivals and events throughout the year.

Historical Landmarks

Royate Hill Viaduct, Southmead Round Barrow and The Cenotaph are just a few of the historic landmarks that Southmead and the surrounding area have to offer. There’s also Kings Weston Hillfort and Tarn Lake to explore. Just outside of Southmead, there’s Clifton Observatory just a few miles into the city which stands by the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.


There are several schools in Southmead, including Fonthill Primary, Orchard School, Badocks Wood Primary and Bristol Free School. Badocks Wood Children Centre has Early Year’s facilities. Elmfield School for Deaf Children is just on the outskirts of the town, while the University of Bristol is just a 10-minute drive from Southmead for families with teenage children or older students who will be moving to the area and want to live close to the campus.

Popular Areas

Properties in Southmead primarily date back to the mid-1930s, as this was the key time period when many of the developments were built up. Southmead has a mix of houses and flats, with many flats in converted properties or situated above commercial properties. There is a strong sense of community in Southmead, making it a popular choice for families, and the easy access to the heart of the city via the A38. There are properties here to suit buyers and renters of all types, from individuals looking for flats to families seeking three-bedroom detached or semi-detached homes in quiet, family-friendly areas.

NEXA Bristol | Estate Agent In Southmead

A team of highly-talented estate agents with unrivalled local knowledge, our award-winning Client Directors are personally assigned to your property to ensure you have one dedicated single point of contact that provides a seamless solution. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, let, or invest, we’ll provide an unrivalled service from valuation right through to negotiations and beyond.
Our agents are local experts, who intrinsically understand the sales and lettings market of Bristol, Filton, Clevedon, Downend, Portishead, and many areas in between.

We are very proud of our rugby heritage, boasting renowned names as our directors, such as Rob Higgitt whose career saw him go from an integral part of Bristol’s defensive line to landing the final try for the Scarlets bringing a 27-0 victory against his former club. Similarly, players such as Danny Gray and Olly Kohn form the rest of the directorship. With this in mind, we realised it was fitting to support our amazing local club Bristol Bears and be their lead Estate Agent Sponsor.

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