Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bristol (BS2 8)

Defining 'BS2 8'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS2 8", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bristol is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. Flat 28 Old Shoe Factory, Portland Square, Bristol, sold for £236,000 on Feb-2024. Given the internal area of 46 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,130.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. ;-) They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 89 sales in Bristol (BS2 8) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bristol (BS2 8)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bristol

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bristol (BS2 8). Of the 89 transactions, half were sold for between £4,130 and £5,130 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS2 8' is £4,750. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,130m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Bristol

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Bristol. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values.

House price heatmap for Bristol

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS2 8' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS2 8 Bristol £4,130m2 £4,750m2 £5,130m2
BS2 0 Bristol £3,860m2 £4,550m2 £4,910m2
BS2 9 Bristol £3,630m2 £4,520m2 £5,050m2

Will Bristol house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for BS2 8 (Bristol). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BS2 8 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bristol (BS2 8) over time
House price trends for Bristol

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Bristol and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Bristol data or any other data I am given.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8S 84m2 £4,104 13
Montague Street, Bristol, BS2 8N 58m2 £4,429 13
Dove Street, Bristol, BS2 8L 84m2 £3,873 11
Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8R 74m2 £4,441 11
High Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8E 96m2 £5,379 11
Surrey Street, Bristol, BS2 8P 50m2 £4,682 9
High Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8D 81m2 £4,054 9
City Road, Bristol, BS2 8T 58m2 £4,858 8

Raw data

Our analysis of Bristol is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.