Life in Hull
Kingston upon Hull
Hull is on the up. It is a growing, vibrant and friendly place with lots to offer, now and in the future.
From the bohemian café culture of the avenues, to the independent bars of the historic old town, Hull is a city with real personality. Hull was the UK City of Culture in 2017 and continues to have a wealth of attractions and a thriving independent arts scene.
The future for Hull looks fantastic. Hundreds of millions of pounds of public and private money have been invested in regeneration projects. The digital sector is flourishing, and Hull is quickly becoming the centre of the UK’s burgeoning renewables and offshore wind industry.
Outside the city, East Yorkshire offers some of the UK’s finest countryside, from the beautiful rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds to the stunning East Coast. It is also less than an hour to York and Leeds, with direct trains to London in around 2 hours.
Living in East Yorkshire
East Yorkshire is a wonderful place to live, providing a quality of life that simply is not affordable in much of the country. The perfect place to set down roots or bring up a family, it boasts some of the finest commuter towns and villages in the country. The region boasts three of the country’s leading independent schools in Hymers, Pocklington, and Hull Collegiate, all within easy reach of the city centre.
Property prices remain low across the county, making it ideal for those relocating from other areas or looking to upsize. With low crime, stunning countryside a real community feel, the beautiful West Hull villages of Swanland, Anlaby and North Cave regularly appear on lists of the top places to live in the country.
North of Hull, the historic market town of Beverley balances extensive facilities with historic small town charm. Inside the city, the leafy avenues district is popular with professionals, and at the centre of Hull’s café culture scene. Rural East Yorkshire offers some of the UK’s finest countryside, from the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, to the striking East Coast. With miles of unspoilt scenery and beautiful villages, it is a wonderful place for walkers and bikers, with plenty of outdoor activities for families.
Further afield, you can reach York and Leeds in under an hour, with a direct train to London in around 2 hours. Hull is a seaport, and you can hop on the ferry to Europe on Friday night, spend the weekend, and be back at work on Monday morning. Moving to East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire
Moving to East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire
'Your Life in East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire' covers everything from housing and education to leisure and job opportunities in the Humber region. This very special guide was developed with the help of people who have already moved here to build their career.