Canterbury is a historic cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Kent. It is famed for its well-maintained historical structures, including a city wall built in Roman times and the oldest school in England, The King’s School. Located on the River Stour, the waterway meanders its way through the city, which is home to many modern shops, universities, and the incredible Canterbury Cathedral.
Moving to Canterbury
There is plenty of choice when it comes to buying or renting property in Canterbury. The location boasts Victorian houses, country houses, bungalows, 1930’s homes, and many contemporary apartments. St Dunstan’s is a very popular area, favoured for its village-like living despite being in a city. Within the walls, and around the lanes, are medieval houses with unique period features. For more sub-urban locations, head south of Canterbury centre, around Old Dover Road. Properties further into the countryside, in picturesque villages such as Wye and Chartham, are much sought after.
Very large detached homes fall into the £600,000 to £800,000 bracket. Large detached properties and beautiful Georgian town houses, £400,000-£600,000. Terraced homes, dependant on bedrooms, can range from £140,000 to £225,000. Two-bed flats, £125,000-£260,000; one-bed flats, £110,000-£185,000.
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Schools in Canterbury
For families with children of all ages, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to education in Canterbury. The city is home to three universities: The University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, and the University for the Creative Arts. Although there are an estimated 31,000 students in Canterbury, there is not the typical student lifestyle traits that tend to come with university locations.
The two most popular primary schools are St Peter’s Methodist (‘good’ says Ofsted) and St Stephen’s which has many ‘outstanding’ features. Simon Langton Boy’s Grammar, Barton Court Grammar, and St Anselm’s Catholic are all ‘good’ secondary schools. Canterbury High School (‘very good’) and The Archbishop’s School (‘outstanding’) are the top choice for many parents with children of secondary school age. The top independent school is King’s, which was founded in 597 AD.
Transport Links Canterbury
Canterbury is served by two train stations; Canterbury East and Canterbury West. There are direct trains from Canterbury West to London Victoria, London St Pancras International, and London Charing Cross. From Canterbury East, there are direct trains to London Victoria only. Other destinations include; Ashford International, Margate, Sevenoaks, and Dover.
For those commuting by car, the ring road can be a nightmare during rush hour. However, the A28 and A2 give Canterbury access to major motorways such as the M20 and M2.