St Andrew’s is a beautiful green suburb of Bristol, situated north of the city centre. With the neighbouring suburbs of Bishopston and Montpelier, it is an area rich in history and benefiting from lovely local amenities and a wide range of nearby activities, thus making it very popular with families as well as young professionals with the city centre only a brief bus journey, cycle or even walk away.

St Andrews is said to be one of the most favoured areas for incoming Londoners with its other close contender, Montpelier.

Let’s discover St Andrews.


(BS6 postcode)

Montpelier and its smaller neighbour to the North, St Andrews, make up a small, vibrant collection of residential streets just North of the city centre, with a reputation for the alternative.

St Andrews is often described as bohemian, with lots of street art, colourful houses, organic and vegetarian shops and cafes, street parties and community spirit. Neighbouring suburbs include St Paul’s to the South, St Werburgh’s to the East and Cotham to the West.

Living in St Andrews

St Andrews offers a semi-suburban environment, very similar in style to Bishopston. Due to its central location near to both the city centre and Gloucester Road, this area of Bristol has immensely grown in popularity over the past decade and has become very sought after by families and young professionals.

St Andrews Park is a favourite destination with the locals as it is a luscious green gem just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Gloucester Road. The square park has lots of green grassy space and trees, a perfect place for a dog walk or a family picnic. The atmosphere is relaxing and laid back, and the addition of a small café and a children’s play park that comes with a paddling pool, climbing frames and sandpit makes it very popular with young families.

Architecture and Properties in St Andrews

The area of St Andrews was developed in the late 19th century as St Andrew’s Park Estate and consists predominantly of large Victorian villas full of period charm and features with high ceilings and stunning views across the city. Many of these villas have also been converted into lovely apartments.

The area also suffered major damage from bombing during World War II, especially around Cromwell Road and Belvoir Road.

House prices in St Andrews

Almost all the housing is terraces built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Typical of the area, some people have painted their homes in bright colours, and a few are works of art in their own right.

Properties in BS6 had an overall average price of £531,545 over the last year.

The majority of sales in BS6 during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £351,278. Terraced properties sold for an average of £620,495, with semi-detached properties fetching £803,010.

Overall, sold prices in BS6 over the last year were 10% up on the previous year and 11% up on the 2017 peak of £476,918.

For more information on house prices in St Andrews, please visit the House price data link for BS6 postcode (source:

Properties for sale in St Andrews

Example of 5bed semi detached Victorian family home in St Andrews with off-street parking and garden. Guide price; £1,250,000:

A handsome and imposing semi-detached home in a prime position with views over St Andrews Park.
Guide price: £1,175,000.

A stylish and inspiring semi-detached Victorian family home located on one of St Andrews’s most desirable roads. 
Guide price: £1,100,000

An immaculately presented semi-detached Victorian home located just a stones throw from St Andrews Park. Guide price: £715,000

Spacious and well-presented Victorian terraced home, set over three floors, and situated on a popular road within St Andrews/Bishopston border.
Guide price: £675,000

Lovely 3bed garden apartment on the border of St Andrews and Montpelier.
Guide price; £400,000

1bed apartment on Cromwell Road in St Andrews with a guide price of £250,000

St Andrews Transport


Montpelier railway station is on the branch line that runs through Redland and Clifton on its way to Severn Beach in one direction and to Bristol Temple Meads in the other. Temple Meads Railway Station is 2.3 miles from Montpelier.


Being close to the city centre there are far too many bus routes to list individually.  As well as being on the routes that pass through Bishopston and Horfield, the X47 also passes through Montpelier on its journey to and from Chipping Sodbury in South Gloucestershire.


The A38 Cheltenham Road separates Montpelier from Cotham and becomes the Gloucester Road at St Andrews. This is a trunk road South into the city centre and North connecting to the M5/M4 interchange.

St Andrews Schools

Independent Schools

Bristol Grammar

Redmaids’ High School

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Bristol Steiner School

Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital

State Primary Schools

The Dolphin School

St Barnabas C of E VC

St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary

Sefton Park Infant

St Peter and St Paul RC

Ashley Downs Schools Federation

State Secondary Schools

Montpelier High School (formerly known as Colston’s Girls)

Cotham School

Redland Green

Bristol Cathedral Choir School

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School     

St Andrews Shopping and Entertainment


The majority of shops in Montpelier and St Andrew’s are independent, with the  exception of Tesco on Cheltenham Road and Lloyds Pharmacy in the Bath Buildings.  Organic farm shops, delicatessens and bakeries sit beside convenience stores, market grocers, vintage boutiques, music shops and a cycle shop.


Similar to the retail outlets, food outlets are also mostly independent.

Parks, Sport and Leisure:

Children’s play areas can be found at Albany Green, Dalrymple Road, and Montpelier Park, off St Andrew’s Road.  St Andrew’s Park offers a large parkland for families and there’s an adventure playground in next door St Paul’s, on Badminton Road.

There are two yoga and mindfulness studios in Montpelier and in nearby St Werburgh’s there is an indoor climbing wall.  For serious workouts, St Paul’s has a large gym and sports club.

Summary of St Andrews

*          Bohemian and alternative

*          Properties above the average price for Bristol

*          Mostly 18th and 19th century terraces built on narrow roads

*          Popular with professionals and Londoners

*          Good for: transport, walking and cycling

*          Downside: parking, driving (very narrow streets in parts of Montpelier)

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