Living in B&NES

Considering a career in Bath and North East Somerset? Then look no further! Our region offers a diverse range of lifestyle options, ensuring there's somewhere you'll want to call home, no matter your interests or preferences.

From the iconic world heritage site of Bath to bustling urban life and charming market towns, as well as cosy rural retreats, we have it all. And the best part? It's all within an easy commute to work.

Surrounded by the breathtaking Mendip Hills to the south, with the historic city of Bath at its heart, and just a short distance from the vibrant city of Bristol, you're truly spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the perfect place to live. Whether you're drawn to the tranquil lakes of Chew Valley, the trendy harbourside districts of Bristol and Portishead, or the traditional seaside charm of Clevedon and Weston Super Mare, there's something for everyone.

Venture a little further, and you'll discover that Bath and North East Somerset is the ideal base for exploring the wonders of Glastonbury, Wells, Cheltenham, Gloucester, and the Cotswolds.

But it's not just about the stunning scenery—our region offers fantastic leisure opportunities for every taste. From miles of hiking and cycling trails through Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to exploring Bath's Roman and Georgian treasures, there's no shortage of things to do. If you're more into city life, our vibrant arts, restaurant, and festival scene won't disappoint either; plus, there's always the option for hot air ballooning for those seeking a unique adventure.

For families, BANES is a fantastic place to raise children. With a wide range of high-quality schools (90% rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted) and an abundance of family-friendly activities, parents have plenty of options. You can also explore our council-run database of family resources for support groups, family events, and childcare providers.

In Bath and North East Somerset, we truly believe it's the ideal place to live, work, and visit. Join us and discover all that our vibrant region has to offer!