Cosmopolitan Bristol, with its large student population, is a nightlife, shopping, and dining hotspot. It is connected by bus, rail, and road, but for those commuting into Bristol, the advice is generally to use the Park & Ride schemes or take the train and then a bus, as the train stations aren’t in the city centre. The Harbourside is a popular residential area, and the nearby village of Clifton is within walking distance to the university and a favourite of families, too. Bristol is a major cycling city, with several designated routes in the area, and was the European Green Capital for 2015. Although it’s a bustling city, the scenery of the Cotswolds and Devon is on your doorstep, and domestic and international getaways are a breeze with rail connections to the rest of the country — and Bristol International Airport less than 10 miles from the centre. In 2014, Bristol was named the best UK city to live in by the Sunday Times.