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Hull Property Hotspot

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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) 

Property Investment 🏠 🏠

  • 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.

Economy ££

  • 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.

Education 🎓 

  • 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. 

Environment 🌷

Trivia 🎬 

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.