Known as the great border city due to its close proximity to the Scottish Border, Carlisle has a wealth of historic attractions dating back to the Romans: Carlisle Castle which is still home to the Border Regiment, Tullie House Museum having displays of Roman artifacts and Carlisle Cathedral. The city also has a vibrant nightlife with themed bars, clubs and restaurants, plus the Lanes Shopping Centre and large department stores.
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.
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.
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.
Most properties are all within easy access to the city centre with out lying 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.
The rentals in Carlisle start at around £350pcm for a two bed terraced house and up to £800pcm for a detached family home.
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.
Walks along the River Eden are popular, Sunday League Football is played most weekends at the Sheepmount Sports Centre.
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