The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Bridgwater

Bridgwater insights
Bridgwater population
House prices in Bridgwater
Detached house prices in Bridgwater
Semi-detached house prices in Bridgwater
Terraced house prices in Bridgwater
Flat prices in Bridgwater
Renting in Bridgwater
Is Bridgwater a cheap place to live?
Is Bridgwater a nice place to live?
Is Bridgwater a safe place to live?
Getting around in Bridgwater
What is the closet airport to Bridgwater?
What are the schools like in Bridgwater?
Universities close to Bridgwater
Top 10 places to eat in Bridgwater
Places to stay in Bridgwater
Top 10 things to do in Bridgwater
Need a Locksmith in Bridgwater?

Bridgwater insights

A historic market town located in the Somerset countryside, which has gained its fame through wonderful street carnivals and the historic Battle of Sedgemoor.

 

Bridgwater population

The population of Bridgwater is estimated to be just shy of 36,000.

 

House prices in Bridgwater

The estimated average property value in Bridgwater is £235,428, which is a 1.59% increase compared to the previous year. In the last 12 months there were 514 recorded property sales throughout Bridgwater.

 

Detached house prices in Bridgwater

The estimated average value for detached houses in Bridgwater is £293,049 which was a 2.26% value decrease compared to the previous year, however the average price paid was £336,825.

 

Semi-detached house prices in Bridgwater

Semi-detached houses are valued at an average of £210,036, this was minus 3.62% compared to the previous year.

 

Terraced house prices in Bridgwater

The average value for a terraced house in Bridgwater is £182,327 which was a 1.57% value increase compared to the previous year, however the average price paid was only £170,874.

 

Flat prices in Bridgwater

The average price of flats in Bridgwater decreased 1.23% to £138,462 compared to the previous year.

 

Renting in Bridgwater

The average cost for renting in Bridgwater is £742 pcm; with a single room averaging at £432pcm, a flat averaging £611pcm and a house averaging £886 pcm.

 

Is Bridgwater a cheap place to live?

Bridgwater was ranked the most affordable place to live in Somerset with an affordability ratio of 6.1 according to Somerset Live, making it a cheaper place to live than other towns in Somerset.

 

Is Bridgwater a nice place to live?

A sleepy village which was designed to be bypassed by the M5 surprisingly is home to Europe’s largest illuminated carnival, or so they claim. A spectacular yearly event held on Bonfire Night offers the town a chance to liven up their usually quiet every day.

 

Is Bridgwater a safe place to live?

Bridgwater has a slightly higher crime rate than the surrounding areas, with an estimated 419 crimes reported during November 2020. In comparison, Hamp and Sydenham had 363 and 336 reported cases, respectively.

 

Getting around in Bridgwater

Train

Often the preferred mode of transport for commuters, Bridgwater has fast and convenient links to towns across Somerset with direct links to other parts of the UK that are further away.

Bus

Like any town there are multiple bus lines around Bridgwater which offers an affordable and convenient way to get around the town.

 

What is the closet airport to Bridgwater?

The closest major airport to Bridgwater is Bristol Airport. This airport is only 26 miles away from Bridgwater town centre and offers flyers both domestic and international flights.

Another airport that offers both international and domestic flights to those living in Bridgwater is Exeter, this airport is slightly further away at 41 miles but still offers convenience to the inhabitants of Bridgwater.

 

What are the schools like in Bridgwater?

There are a few different schools within the Bridgwater catchment area that offer a ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection rating, within these schools there is a mixture of primary schools, academies, and special education schools. Most of the schools are clustered around the edges of the town and are located between Bridgwater and Wembdon.

 

Universities close to Bridgwater

The closest major university to Bridgwater is Bristol University. Originally founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol the place of education officially became the University of Bristol in 1909. The university is one of the only 11 educational institutions to feature in the top 100 universities in the world and is rated the 10th best university in the UK.

 

Top 10 places to eat in Bridgwater

  1. Made in Italy
  2. The Lamb Inn
  3. The Crown Inn
  4. Green Olive Meze Restaurant & Bar
  5. The Babbling Brook
  6. King Sedgemoor Inn Cookhouse + Pub
  7. Wild Rocket Restaurant & Bar
  8. Prezzo
  9. The King Alfred Inn
  10. The Tudor Hotel & Restaurant

Shopping in Bridgwater

Angel Place

Centrally located in Bridgwater, Angel Place offers a variety of shops available from high-street fashion to essentials and groceries.

 

Places to stay in Bridgwater

Hotels

There is a range of large hotel chains that are prominent in Bridgwater but the best rated hotel in Bridgwater is the Hotel Inn Express. With a 4.5 star rating from 143 reviews on TripAdvisor, the Hotel Inn Express offers a contemporary, budget friendly option in a central location to different restaurants and cafes.

B&Bs

If you are looking for a quieter and subdued place to stay, then a bed and breakfast may be a better option. Bridgwater and the surrounding area offer different unique and quirky b&bs, with the top rated one sitting just outside Bridgwater in Woolavington. The School House has a 9.5 rating on booking.com and is particularly popular amongst couples.

 

Top 10 things to do in Bridgwater

  1. WWT Steart Marshes
  2. Burrow Mump
  3. The Bridgwater & Taunton Canal
  4. Greatwood
  5. Bridgwater Carnival Centre
  6. Bridgwater Blake Musuem
  7. Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum
  8. Huntstile Organic Farm
  9. Somerset Brick & Title Museum
  10. Oatley Vineyard

Need a Locksmith in Bridgwater?

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