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  • Detached house for sale

    Harkness Drive, Canterbury CT2

    5 4 4

    A substantial detached Neo-Georgian style modern family home situated in one of Canterbury’s most sought-after locations, within a short walk of Canterbury West railway station and the city ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Detached house for sale

    Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4

    8 5 3

    One of the many delights of this home is that it doesn't reveal its true self until you are properly wandering through and there is a real thrill as you discover what's around the next ... read more

    Graham John Ltd

    Graham John Ltd

  • Detached house for sale

    Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury CT3

    5 1 3

    Replacement house .... Works well underway now .....Over 3,000 sq feet of accommodation ......280 sq ft detached garage ..... Large overall plot .... Gas C/H ...Double glazing ... Viewing ... read more

    Wilbee & Son

    Wilbee & Son

  • Property for sale

    Langton Lane, Canterbury CT4

    4 5 3

    Found in a highly sought-after and desirable location is ‘Linden’, a spacious detached four bedroom family home which has been extended to the rear to provide additional versatile ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Detached house for sale

    New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1

    4 3 3

    An exceptionally spacious detached double fronted family home occupying a generous plot close to the city centre. The ground floor has a large reception hall with stairs rising to the first ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Detached house for sale

    Maryland Grove, Canterbury CT1

    5 3 3

    A spacious and modern detached family home located in a sought after cul-de-sac just off the New Dover Road in South Canterbury and within easy reach of the highly regarded Langton Grammar ... read more

    Godwin Curtis Estates Agents

    Godwin Curtis Estates Agents

  • Detached house for sale

    Ealham Close, Canterbury CT4

    5 3 5

    Ideally located in an exclusive cul-de-sac of quality homes is this five bedroom detached executive house. South Canterbury is one of the most popular locations for affluent families and ... read more

    Regal Estates

    Regal Estates

  • Detached house for sale

    Moorfield, Canterbury CT2

    6 3 2

    Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac location, yet within a short walking distance of the hsr to London, the city centre and several local schools, this unusually capacious and flexible ... read more

    eMoov National

    eMoov National

  • Detached house for sale

    The Drive, Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1

    4 1 2

    Found in the sought-after South Canterbury location this modern detached family home offers light and airy accommodation and is in immaculate order throughout. The ground floor is entered via ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Detached house for sale

    Maryland Grove, Canterbury CT1

    5 3 2

    A spacious modern detached family home tucked away in a highly regarded cul-de-sac just off the New Dover Road in South Canterbury being within easy reach of the city centre. This superb ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Detached house for sale

    Monks Close, Canterbury CT2

    4 3 4

    A spacious four bedroom detached family house situated within a quiet cul-de-sac location in the popular St Stephens area of Canterbury. This lovely family home offers well-presented ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Town house for sale

    Oaten Hill, Canterbury CT1

    3 1 4

    An elegant Grade II listed period town house situated in a prime location close to the city centre. The accommodation is arranged over four floors with some Cathedral views and there is a ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Terraced house for sale

    Abbots Place, Canterbury CT1

    4 2 1

    A stunning contemporary refurbished home in the heart of Canterbury City Walls. This wonderful, four bedroom town house is situated in the cosmopolitan Kings Mile area, just outside the ... read more

    Regal Estates

    Regal Estates

  • Detached bungalow for sale

    Puckle Lane, Canterbury CT1

    5 1

    Superb detached residence situated within one of Canterbury's most popular roads. This detached chalet bungalow nestles within a large plot offering space and privacy. The current owners ... read more

    Regal Estates

    Regal Estates

  • Detached house for sale

    Starle Close, Canterbury CT1

    6

    Investment opportunity offering A great yeild return. Six self-contained studio apartments only a short distance from the City Centre and Christ Church University. There are three ground ... read more

    Regal Estates

    Regal Estates

  • Terraced house for sale

    North Lane, Canterbury CT2

    4 1 1

    A stylish 4 bedroom townhouse set within the popular cosmopolitan area of St Dunstan’s, located only 200 meters from the Canterbury High Street. This Grade II Listed property has been ... read more

    Regal Estates

    Regal Estates

  • Flat for sale

    Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1

    3 2 1

    Canterbury has a real magic, a timeless appeal that draws people worldwide. Wandering around the city centre you will follow where countless feet have trodden through centuries of amazing ... read more

    Graham John Ltd

    Graham John Ltd

  • Link-detached house for sale - Just added

    Lincoln Avenue, Canterbury CT1

    4 1 3

    Set on a corner plot in a very quiet cul-de-sac on the prestigious Southern side of Canterbury, within easy walking distance of all that this wonderful City offers, including the vibrant city ... read more

    Purplebricks, Head Office

    Purplebricks, Head Office

  • Detached bungalow for sale

    Chaucer Close, Canterbury CT1

    3 2 2

    Standing on a corner plot in a popular and sought after location is this detached extended three bedroom bungalow. The property provides spacious and well-proportioned living accommodation. ... read more

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

    Miles & Barr - Exclusive

  • Terraced house for sale

    Church Street, St. Pauls, Canterbury CT1

    6 3

    A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire this substantial end of terrace period property which is located opposite St Pauls Church and a very short walk to Canterbury Christchurch ... read more

    Kent Estate Agencies

    Kent Estate Agencies

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Prime Location Canterbury Area Guide

The district of Canterbury lies in Kent, in the South East of England. At its heart is the historical Cathedral city of Canterbury, a popular tourist destination for both UK and overseas visitors.

Parts of this beautiful city have been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Following the murder of Thomas Becket in the city’s Cathedral in 1170, the city has also been something of a pilgrimage for millions of Christians. One of these pilgrims was none other than Geoffrey Chaucer, whose visit inspired his 14th century ‘Canterbury Tales.’

Demographics

The 2011 census listed the population of the district of Canterbury at 151,200. Around a third of the population lives within the city itself. With three universities in Canterbury, it’s no surprise that around 20% of the population of 16-74 year old in the city are students. That doesn’t hinder employment statistics, however. In fact, Canterbury’s unemployment rate is just 2.1%, compared with a national average of 7.7%.

It’s not a particularly diverse area, however. Over 92% of residents classify themselves as ‘white,’ with most of the small ethnic minorities within the city itself. The diversity would most likely be even lesser were it not for the student population.

Education

Canterbury sits with the local education authority of Kent. In 2012, 61.2% of students within this LEA achieved 5 A*-C grade GCSEs. This compares favourably with the national average figure of 59.4%.

The LEA of Kent has over a dozen schools rated outstanding by Ofsted, though none of them are located within Canterbury itself. Canterbury does, however, have more than 10 schools including independent ones such as King’s School and Kent College. As mentioned earlier, Canterbury also has three universities. There is Canterbury Christ Church University, the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent and the Girne American University.

Transport

Canterbury sits just off the A2, a road running from London to Dover. It’s just 45 miles from the M25. Getting around within Canterbury has been made more convenient with the introduction of three park and ride sites outside the city itself. This eases congestion. Much of the transport within the city is by bus.

In terms of public transport to and from Canterbury, much is dependent upon the rail network. The area has 2 rail stations; Canterbury East and Canterbury West. You can get a direct train to London from both stations, though the service from the West station operates a high speed service that gets passengers from Canterbury to London St. Pancras in less than an hour. Kent International Airport at Manston is just 13 miles from Canterbury, Gatwick is 66 miles away and Heathrow is 91 miles away.

Amenities and shopping

The biggest shopping centre in Canterbury is Whitefriars shopping centre on Gravel Walk in a very central area of the city. It has 70 shops, which include the High Street names you’d expect to see; Boots, BHS, Clinton Cards, Ernest Jones, HSBC, H&M and Monsoon. Canterbury’s High Street also boasts a large number of shops, while smaller shopping areas include Marlowe Arcade and the King’s Mile.

There’s a small Odeon cinema in Canterbury, several bars and eateries as well. Many of the bars cater to the student population. Other means of entertainment include theatres; the Marlowe Theatre and the Gulbenkian Theatre.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@primelocation.com

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.

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