Knowle is a residential district of south Bristol, within 3 miles from the centre. Knowle is a mix of housing, with some grand Victorian homes in parts including on Wells Road itself, and more affordable ex local authority homes to the south west. If you seek a Victorian property with a good sized garden it is a tough ask in central Bristol, especially on the south side of the City, but there are few better areas to give you a sporting chance of success.
The main thoroughfare is Wells Road (A37), running from the famous 3 lamps junction (just by Temple Meads mainline railway station) south out of the city. As the road leads away from the city there is quite a climb out of the centre, so many locations offer stunning views across the city.
Broadwalk is the principle shopping area in Knowle, located towards the southern edge of Knowle, by Knowle cricket club, with a wide range of shops and cafes. Wells Road though also has a number of shops towards the city end, mainly indepdendent coffee shops and restaurants.
Hillcrest (Ofsted 2016) and Knowle park primary schools (Otsted 2015) were both rated good in their most recent Ofsted reports.
Redcatch Park and Perrett’s Park are the 2 local parks, the former with free tennis courts and children’s play area. Perrett’s Park is on quite a steep hill and has lovely views from the top, and children’s playing facilities towards the bottom.
Regular bus services run into the city centre and out to Wells and Midsomer Norton. There are several local pubs including The Knowle with quality ales and home made food, being a particularly popular choice for young professionals.