Your Move Canterbury Local Area Guide

How is the Canterbury property market performing?

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Average property price in Canterbury

Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Canterbury covers.
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Average rental price in Canterbury

Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Canterbury in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Canterbury?

Canterbury is a historic English Cathedral City within which many historical buildings remain including the city walls which were founded in the Roman Era.

The City boast six museums, seven art galleries, one Castle, one Abbey and a Cathedral. The City centre offers plenty of parks, gardens and wide open spaces. Outside of the City there is a host of places including Blean Woods Nature Reserve and Mount Ephrahim Gardens so there really is something for everyone.

There are two main train stations with London being 52 minutes away on the high speed link.

Canterbury is also home to three universities as well as a college for further education. There has also been some more modern additions such as the Marlowe Theatre and Kent County Cricket Club making Canterbury a popular tourist destination.

Canterbury is a beautiful Cathedral City that offers a diverse mixture of old and new. The University of Canterbury was ranked in the top 250 universities in the world in 2019.

Canterbury attracts visitors from all over the world, from international students to families looking to escape the bustle of London Living. The good transport links offer quick access to the A2. The City Centre is full of cobbled streets with an eclectic range of houses that are always in high demand. The house prices have increased in value over the last five years.



There are a large range of occupants in the city and surrounding villages ranging from students to residents that have lived and worked here all their lives. Commuting from Canterbury is a viable option with the high speed link taking as little as 53 minutes. Many people arrive in Canterbury for a short time, then fall in love with the city and move her permanently.



Outside of the city centre there are lots of housing developments offering village life for those wishing to be close to the city but not central. There are a range of houses and apartments being offered in surrounding villages as well as the city centre. Village locations are highly sought after.



Your Move Canterbury offers property from as little as £140,000 up to £800,000 at present. The most popular areas outside of the city are Harbledown, Blean and Wingham to name just a few.

All of the surrounding villages offer local amenities to include shops, schools and medical facilities.

The student rental market is in high demand with the average four bedroom property being £1400pcm. For a village location you would be paying approx £2000pcm. There is also a large amount of employers in the area such as the Canterbury Hospital, multiple industrial estates and three universities so there is a steady stream of professional renters.


Restaurants and shopping

There is a large mix of shops in the city centre as well as the surrounding industrial estates. There is probably nothing you cannot pick up from the high street.

There is also a large range of eateries so whether you fancy a burger or a high afternoon tea, the city can offer you a place to do so.

The weekly high street market offers everything from fresh fruit to vintage clothing.

Canterbury is the home of great food, great shops and great people.