Why Move to Hull
Kingston up Hull, or Hull as it is most commonly referred to, is located on the Humber estuary in the East Riding of North Yorkshire and is historically one of England’s most significant maritime cities, facilitating business and trade with northern Europe.
Hull was the second most bombed location after London during the Second World War and its fishing industries and local economy suffered heavily as a result. Investment in upscaling the city and a blooming arts scene has seen this city re-emerge from the shadows and attract people from all corners of the UK to settle here.
The economy is steadily making improvements with large companies such as Siemans setting up in the city and providing local jobs. The port has also been rejuvenated and houses some of the largest super ferries in the world, which operate from Hull. Nowadays however, the industry is very much geared around the retail, chemical and health care sectors. The cost of living in Hull is relatively low compared to other cities in the UK, there are a great selection of bars and restaurants and plenty of open green spaces for recreational purposes.
Once perceived as just another gritty northern town with a dour economic outlook, Hull has reignited outside interest, in large parts thanks to its thriving arts scene. In fact, Hull is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance culturally having been named UK City of Culture 2017 and hosts Freedom Festival each year, entertaining audiences with an extensive programme of theatre, comedy and music. The Humber estuary and its canals are visually stunning as is the 35 miles of heritage coastline which can be viewed from the Humber Bridge, the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge when it opened in 1981 (now sixth), and it impressively contains its own country park.
Property prices remain well below the UK average and are a major draw for families moving to the area, with detached properties and smaller town houses being snapped up at fractional prices. The city will certainly require investment to revitalise its local economy further, however it maintains good transport links for those looking to utilise Hull as a commuter hub. The Thriving Yorkshire city