Colourful, fun, bohemian, vibrant, cool – these are just some of the adjectives that come to mind when describing this central Bristolian suburb.
Often named as one of the coolest places to live in the UK, Montpelier’s reputation as a bohemian hotspot dates back to the 18th century where it was home to numerous tea-rooms, taverns and public baths and was famed for being a place of freedom and merriment. Several centuries later and this bustling community still maintains this artistic and unique identity, demonstrated most prominently by its affinity with colour and street art. Many of Bristol’s most renowned murals can be found nestled in the winding, cobbled streets, and residents’ homes are offered as artists’ canvases, painted in rainbow colours and adorned with murals and artwork of their own.
The neighbourhood’s cosy cafes, trendy coffee shops and popular eateries are amongst the most celebrated in the city, and many of these are to be found on Montpelier’s illustrious Picton Street; a real inner-city high street and a feast for the senses. The area has a wide array of property styles; many streets are lined with attractive Georgian and Victorian terraces, but these are frequently interspersed with elegant period villas and contemporary apartments and conversions. There is easy access to excellent local schools, city parks and close proximity to the city centre, giving Montpelier a wide appeal for families and professionals alike, and particularly those who are looking for a more free-spirited, fun approach to city living.