Southdown is in the south west of Bath and is a vibrant lively community. There are 2 pubs; The White Horse pub is at the bottom of the Hollow (strictly speaking in Westmoreland ward) and the Rising Sun is on Lyemore Avenue
It has 4 churches, which are Anglican - Mount Road, Evangelical Englishcombe Lane, Catholic- Sladebrook Road and the Methodist - The Hollow.
There are a number of open spaces; Hillcrest Drive field, Rosewarn Close field, The Roundhill and The Brickfields (strictly speaking in Westmoland).
There are also a range of shops. Mount Road parade contains the Cooperative, two takeaways (fish and Chips and an Indian) , a general convenience store, a hardware shop, a cafe and an off licence.
In addition there is a general convenience store in Southdown road, bottom of the Hollow and Englishcombe Lane
Southdown has stunning views as it looks down over the city of Bath.
There are a range of houses including terraced and semi-detached houses.
There are some students living there as well as many families and elderly residents.