Situated just 11 miles from the centre of Bristol, Yate lies southwest of the Cotswold Hills in South Gloucestershire. From a sleepy village in the early post-war years it developed into a sizeable town during the early 1960s, and has continued growing. With its easy access by car on the M4 or M5, local train station, and Bristol’s international airport, many of its residents commute daily to Bristol and surrounding areas for employment. Although not classified as a New Town, Yate has a large overspill population from the Bristol and surrounding areas.
The day-to-day cost of living in Yate is cheaper than one would expect to pay living in Bristol. Property prices are lower, rents tend to be less, and council taxes cheaper than in the city.
Yate Job Opportunities
As one would expect, a large section of Yate’s community commute on a daily basis to higher paying employment in the city while enjoying the lower cost of living in Yate’s urban areas. That said, with some of the large retail outfits such as Superdrug, Argos, Tesco, Boots, Iceland, and Halfords amongst the 100 plus stores, opportunities such as customer service jobs are often available.
For those looking for jobs in Yate, its slow but steady growth rate continues, and with the high cost per square foot of industrial and office space in and around the bigger cities, increasing job opportunities will occur as larger commercial, industrial, and warehouse complexes move to areas such as Yate.
Already Yate is seeing the benefit of new industry moving into the area. The Great Western Industrial Park has over 100 new freehold and leasehold units becoming available in the new Apollo Park area in 2016, which should provide employment for many local residents.