Thinking of moving to Canterbury? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Canterbury has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
Canterbury is an historic district of Kent, famous as a World Heritage Site, so it may come as no big surprise to find that property isn’t among the cheapest in the UK.
- Most expensive property: £1,375,000
- Average house price in city: £265,205
- Cheapest property: £43,750 one bedroom flat.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
Canterbury is a major tourist resort, offering plenty of attractions. Each year around 1 million tourists visit Canterbury city.
- The average age of city residents is 37 years of age, which is younger than the average in the district, 40, England’s average being 38
- 27% of 16 to 74 year olds living in the city have qualifications for a higher education, the national average is 20%
- There is a high population of students, potentially making the area an attractive proposition for a student let.
- Roughly 60,000 people in part and full time employment
- The city has the second largest economy in Kent at over £1.3 billion
- Tourism is a contributing factor to economic growth at around £258 million.
Location and Transport 🚌
Transport links to Canterbury include:
- Links to motorways, including M2 and M20
- The A2 connects the port of Dover and Eurotunnel
- London airport is a couple of hours from the city centre
- Around one million people per year use the Canterbury Park and Ride.
- Canterbury is home to the Canterbury College
- Canterbury Christ Church University
- CATS Canterbury International college
- Many pre-school, nurseries, junior and primary schools
Canterbury is home to a wide variety of attractions, including:
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Kent’s Wildlife Park
- St. Martins Church and the St Augustine Abbey
- Whitstable Museum and Gallery
- Theatre in the Park at Herne Bay.
Finally, did you know …
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie chose to take a break in Ickham and shocked locals when they walked into the local pub
- The Canterbury Scene musical genre from the 70s took its name from the city and today the city hosts the Canterbury Festival each year
- The term `canter` in relation to a horse derived from the Pilgrims visit to Canterbury, was termed the Canterbury Pace, this was in relation to horses moving at a speed faster than a trot but not as fast as a gallop.