The Paintworks is a fantastic modern development situated just off Bath Road. It is highly-regarded, being ‘a genuine attempt to regenerate a mixed use district centred primarily on a sense of community and in so doing provide a model for others to build on elsewhere’. There are 331 residential dwellings within the Paintworks, but this is far from a simple residential development. According to their website there was a ‘desire to place different uses side by side and to open up communal areas within the buildings. The mix of creative tenants, exhibition/event space and popular café/bar quickly defined a distinctive emerging character in Paintworks' early years. ’Within the Paintworks are popular venues such as Bocabar and Convoy Espresso, as well as an event venue, studio space and gallery of works by the renowned photographer Martin Parr.’ The Paintworks also thrives from its proximity to several other popular areas of Bristol. Just a short walk up the hill are the popular independent shops, eateries of Totterdown, such as The Eating Room, Southside, The Thali Restaurant and the award-winning Farrows Fish and Chips. The area is popular for the character of the houses, the feeling of community and the abundance of local green spaces. From the house, it is a short walk to Perrett’s Park, Arnos Court Park and the larger Victoria Park. Arnos Vale Victorian Cemetery and woodland are also home to Cleverchefs and a programme of events including Pop-up cinema, theatre, tours and classes. All parks nearby are very popular with local residents and combined with the tree lined streets and avenues in the area, give this location a particularly green feel. The area is ideal for commuters, being walking distance to Bristol City Centre, Temple Meads Train Station and the major areas of employment around Temple Quay. There is also a 2km cycle path to Temple Meads, making this a great option for people who regularly commute to London. Residents of this area also benefit from being within reach of the bars and restaurants just a short walk away along the Harbourside and in the City Centre itself. Spark Evans Park is a ten minute cycle away, including shops such as M&S.