If you’ve ever thought of investing in the North east of England, or plan to live and start a family or enter further education there, you might want to give a though to some of the attractions and opportunities which the city of Hull has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £474,950
- Average house price in Hull: £116,120
- Cheapest property: £70,000 (semi-detached, freehold)
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- During the past 12 months, house prices in Hull have increased by 4% and are currently 7% up on 2014
- Also known by its full title, Kingston-Upon-Hull, the most recent Census revealed a population of 256,406
- The same Census also showed that the number of rented homes is also significantly higher than in the rest of the UK (47.85% compared to the national average of 31.38%)
- The number of rentals are swelled by students from the University of Hull, at which more than 16,000 are enrolled.
- The wealth of the city was based on its trading activities and it is still a busy port – handling some 13 million tonnes or cargo a year and a roll-on roll-off ferry operates passenger services to Europe
- Chemical and healthcare industries provide major employment – at companies such as Smith & Nephew, BP, Reckitt Benckiser, and Seven Seas
- As the biggest urban centre in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull also has major retail outlets located in three shopping centres and a number of retail parks.
Location and Transport 🚌
- The Humber Bridge gives access to points south of the River and the M62 motorway serves as the main east-west route across northern England, connecting Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds
- Connecting services to either Doncaster or York provide access to the national rail network
- Two airports, Humberside Airport and Robin Hood Airport – respectively 20 miles and 48 miles away – offer charter and some European flights.
- The city is home to three university-level institutions – the University of Hull, Hull York Medical School and the University of Lincoln (formerly the University of Humberside
- State schools include 14 secondary and 71 primary schools.
- Hull has been designated the UK City of Culture for 2017 and this is set to dominate the present cultural environment, which also features free entry to various museums and galleries
- The city’s location on the confluence of the Rivers Hull and Humber puts the North York Moors national park only a short drive away.
Finally, did you know …
- The very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1957, featured a 22 year-old singer from Hull, Patricia Bredin (she placed seventh in the ten countries then taking part)
- The city’s telephone boxes are an off-white (rather than the pillar box red) since the telephone company was bought and continues to be operated by KCOM (formerly Kingston Communications)
- The city boasts a street in its old town called The Land of Green Ginger.