Your Move Carlisle Local Area Guide

How is the Carlisle property market performing?

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Average property price in Carlisle

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

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

Why move to Carlisle?

Carlisle is a close knit community and a fantastic place to live. The main density of housing is close to the centre with villages and market towns within easy reach. The city also has a vibrant nightlife with themed bars, clubs and restaurants, plus the Lanes Shopping Centre and large department stores.


Local market

The Carlisle property market is buoyant with high demand for two bedroom terraced properties for both first time buyers and investors with prices starting as low as £60,000. There is a good selection of semi-detached and detached family homes and a selection of new housing developments providing low cost housing and executive homes.


Education and local business

Being a university town the city has a large student population. There are good local schools. The growth of Kingmoor Industrial Estate is attracting new business, with the recent approval of Carlisle Airport expected to attract more investment.


History and culture

Known as the great border city, Carlisle is on the edge of the Lake District yet only 5 miles from the Scottish border. Originally a Roman town, Hadrians wall passes through the City with Roman exhibits in the City's Tullie House museum. For 500 years, until the English and Scottish crowns were united in 1603 Carlisle Castle was the principal fortress of England's north-western border with Scotland.

The famous haulage business Eddie Stobbart was founded in Carlisle, other well-known faces in the area include Melvyn Bragg, author and TV presenter and, Edinburgh Woolen Mill owner Phillip Day.


Location and property

Most properties are all within easy access to the city centre with villages such as Scotby, Wetheral and Brampton offering a semi-rural lifestyle. In recent years there has been a growth in the amount of flats available, with many being conversions of the old mills of the city.

As one of Carlisle's most popular estate agents, Your Move has a wide range of property on offer between Thursby to the West and Brampton to the East, ranging from flats to detached country cottages with prices from £50,000 to £450,000.

Among the most sought after areas are to the north and West of the City and the villages of Weatheral and Scotby to the east.


Shopping and restaurants

Carlisle benefits from a diverse range of shops, ranging from Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Top Shop and Next. There is also a large selection of independent retailers. There are many restaurants offering food from across the globe including Thai, Chinese, Indian and Italian.