Canterbury was voted the best place to live in Kent, England, and it has become a popular relocation destination in the UK. It is home to beautiful medieval buildings and good-value properties. The ancient city of Canterbury, 68 miles from London, still looks like as it was in the Middle Ages. Many London families relocate here each year, since its high-speed commuter directly links back to London. For example, trains coming from London Victoria stop on the other railway station (Canterbury East). Apartments in Canterbury are cheaper to rent than those in London. Even prices for some apartment with Georgian architecture style are relatively affordable. Canterbury is also a city that has an excellent collection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Besides, expats who come to Canterbury can find a strong choice of schools for their children. Canterbury is also home to the University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University. As a result, this city has a large student population.
In the city centre of Canterbury, there are full of homes and new apartments. Apartments here own their special characters. Victorian red-bricked terrace homes can be found on the streets. Arched doorway, fireplaces and stunning gardens come along with these apartments. And 2-bedroomed terrace homes with high ceilings could be found on Wincheap, Blackfriars and other trucked down roads. The Geogian houses in Canterbury feature convenient stairs and boast views to the city’s cathedral. People can rent different types of apartments with reasonable prices in Canterbury. A single bedroomed flat has an average rent of £580 per month, while a 3 bedroom cost around £1300 per month.
Canterbury is favored by students. It has a rich history, good food, diverse nightlife and an abundance of cultural events. And most importantly, it is cheaper to live, in comparison to other cities in the UK. When it comes to accommodation, students either choose to live in university accommodation with other students, with a median weekly rent of around £160, or look for private accommodation for off-campus living. Shared apartments seems to be the most common type of student housing and usually the cheapest. Students can reduce the expense by renting a room in a house or flat and sharing the kitchen and sometimes bathroom with others.
Canterbury is split into five main urban districts, known as “quarters”. Each of which has plenty of sight-seeings, including its famous cathedral, spectacular new shopping centre, fine dining at some truly superb restaurants, and a good selection of museums and galleries. Rental prices also vary depending on the different areas. 1 bedroomed apartment in the city centre will cost you around £730 monthly, while the same scale of place outside the city centre cost around £590 per month. The central quarter is full of medieval characters and has beautiful stores, including a lively street market, while the southern quarter has an impressive dining scene. In comparison to them, the western quarter is famous for its nightlife and excellent pubs, which is also known as the city’s “Entertainment Quarter”. If you are into antique and vintage, you can go to the northern quarter, where you can find highlights like cafes, restaurants and pubs.