House prices in Canterbury
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Canterbury – where old meets new
Situated on the banks of the River Stour, historic Canterbury is a small cathedral city with a market town feel, yet has one of Kent’s largest economies.
From anywhere in the centre, you can see the surrounding stunning countryside, while you can get to the North Downs or the seaside at Whitstable, Herne Bay or Broadstairs, in minutes.
The spectacular cathedral was founded in 597, and within the walls lie lanes with brooks and medieval houses. However, modern additions like the city’s University of Kent mean the place is anything but stuck in the past.
Property in Canterbury includes Victorian houses, bungalows, semi-detached country cottages, town houses, 1930s buildings and contemporary detached homes, so you’ll have plenty of choice. If you’re after a flat, there are also various purpose-built blocks.
There are some attractive central areas with a villagey feel, like St Dunstan’s. There are a number of top suburban streets which are located south of the centre in the Old Dover Road area and near the university in the north-east. Rural properties are much in demand, especially in villages like Chartham and Wye.
As well as the lovely Cathedral, the central area has museums and fine art galleries, along with specialist shops and bigger stores, plus a twice weekly street market.
The northern quarter has a Bohemian feel, with a range of antique shops and restaurants.