Within the BS5 postcode area you’ll find Greenbank, a residential suburb of Bristol conveniently located north-east of the city centre next to Easton and just below Eastville Park. This friendly community has several sought-after streets – particularly at the top-end of Greenbank, by the leafy Greenbank Cemetery.
Here you’ll be able to enjoy walks around the neighbourhood and benefit from close access to the Bristol to Bath Railway Path, which provides pedestrians and cyclists with a traffic-free route into Bristol and onto Bath. Local train station Stapleton Road is just a short walk away, and commuters will be pleased to know it’s quick to join onto the M32.
With the success of nearby Whitehall Primary School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, as well as well-regarded secondary schools City Academy Bristol and Bristol Metropolitan Academy, it will come as no surprise that many families with young children live in Greenbank.
The Greenbank area is arguably best known for its local shops, pubs and independent eateries. On nearby St Marks Road – named in the top three greatest streets in the nation 2020 Urbanism Awards – you can find the likes of Bristol Sweet Mart, Thali restaurant and No12 Easton café. In the heart of Greenbank, however, locals’ favourites include The Greenbank pub and family-run Latin American-inspired café Este Kitchen.
As for the properties themselves, the streets of Greenbank are predominantly lined with late-Victorian terraced houses, though there are a few modern developments scattered throughout the area. Take Green Oak Crescent – the houses display an unusual wooden facade, and the whole crescent has been built using fresh Green Oak for the beams and doors.
The most recent development of note is The Chocolate Factory. Often referred to as ‘Elizabeth Shaw’ by locals, it is steeped in over 100 years of history and is best known for its ‘Famous Names’ chocolates. The factory itself ceased production in 2006, and this year started selling newly built three-bedroom houses, with four-bedroom houses, as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments shortly completing build, ready for sale. In addition, the development has plans for additional social spaces, shops and cafés sure to enhance the appeal of the Greenbank area, with local residents benefitting first-hand and the sense of community bound to strengthen even further.
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