I am a newly UK resident/worker and looking for a place (for me and my wife-but no kids) in Bristol and found some flats at a Saints Court. I did not read bad words about Old Market, St Jude or St Philips (these are the surrounding areas as far as I see) but considering the area being between St Paul and Easton kinda makes me suspicious about the safety. Does anyone have any advises for a newcomer to the UK about this particular area?
EDIT: I went to the house and saw that it is just before coming to the Stapleton Road from south-west side, (Footnote: this is also something interesting I've noticed at the UK; you may have the same road/street, but it has three different names as you walk on, e.g. from NW to SE -> Lamb Street becomes Lawfords Gate becomes Stapleton Road). Walked towards the Easton side (but not beyond Easton Way) of Stapleton Road and noticed that there is a huge immigrant population there, many markets and food places for halal food.
I have read that Stapleton Road is a dangerous place but is it so on the south-west side also, or those things happen usually east of Easton Way? I plan to live around 6 months-1 year there and the immigrant population, LGBT or the different cultural structure does not make me disturbed; but drugs, gangs or prostitution do (sorry--this is what I read about the Stapleton Road in this infamous controversial article).