Five of the best places to live for Bristol commuters

House prices in Bristol have soared in recent years, and the Zoopla price property index puts the average house price at over £341,000. Despite its thriving nature as a city, many people working in Bristol are choosing to live in one of the beautiful towns and villages in the surrounding areas.

It’s an understandable choice, and commuters working in Bristol but looking to buy property outside the city have a wealth of options to choose from. We’ve been exploring some of the best options for Bristol commuters.


This large village in North Somerset close to Weston Super Mare. Situated just off the m5, it’s an ideal location for those travelling into Bristol, with good train and bus links too. In the last few decades the town has grown with lots of local amenities and shops for local people, and the seafront is a great attraction in summer months too.


Stonehouse is a town in an attractive rural location on the River Frome, and a great choice for families who enjoy the idea of living in the countryside. It’s a historic area with buildings over a hundred years old alongside newer developments. With good schools and reliable commuters links too, this is definitely one to consider for commuters.


Yate is an idyllic location steeped in history and right on the doorstep of the Cotswolds. It’s a thriving area that is becoming popular for families with a strong sense of community, and gives the ideal combination of being close to the countryside with good access to the city. Yate is only 11 miles from Bristol, close to the M5 and M4, and has good public transport services.


The market town of Dursley is surrounded by hills and has stunning views across the Cotwolds and the River Severn making it a great choice for people who enjoy walking. It’s a picturesque area with a monthly farmers market and many shops and cafes. The train service has a direct line to Temple Meads in Bristol, which can be reached in only 39 minutes.


The town of Thornbury boasts a castle, views across the Bristol Channel and excellent local amenities. A busy market town, it’s popular with people looking to live somewhere with a close community that still provides good access to the city of Bristol, by bus, car or train.


Liz Pusey