The best areas to live in Hull

A place that’s on the up, Hull has undergone a complete transformation and is now among the most popular places to live in Yorkshire. The port city certainly is promising thanks to its thriving industry, affordable city-centre prices, and doable commuting distance to Leeds.

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But what areas are the most appealing to potential homeowners? In this guide, we take a look at Hull’s best locations that we think are worth moving to.

Victoria Dock

Seamlessly blending suburban life with countryside living, Victoria Dock is ideal for those wanting to live outside the city centre but still be within walking distance of amenities. Once deep beneath the waves, the dock is now home to a great community atmosphere, ranking highly for its lovely school and pub.

While property prices are generally higher here than the Hull average, the views of the marina more than make up for it. You even have the Trans Pennine Trail on your doorstep should you choose to head out on a walk, plus the Humber Bridge is nearby, which connects East Yorkshire to Lincolnshire.


Located north of Hull, Beverley was once listed in The Sunday Times Top 10 places to live in the North. While a historic market town, Beverley is still modern enough to attract a younger demographic, offering high-class restaurants, a racecourse, and a fantastic retail hub.

There are plenty of new build properties for sale across Hull but those looking to live in Beverley can rest assured knowing that there are developments close to Ofsted-rating schools, transport links, and local amenities.


With its own health centre, café-bar, supermarket, and retail park – which includes a bowling alley and a cinema – you can see why Kingswood is one of Hull’s most sought-after locations. Known for its value-for-money properties and friendly community, the housing estate has become popular among young families.

And let’s not forget the state-of-the-art primary school that boasts a ‘good’ Ofsted rating. While it does take 16 minutes to drive into the city centre, if you don’t mind the commute, Kingswood is more than worth it.


Houses in Anlaby are more expensive than most other areas of Hull but this doesn’t stop the village from being in high demand. The area, which contains a mix of cottages, houses, and bungalows, offers easy access to the city centre, meaning commuting is simple.

The highlight of Anlaby though has to be its variety of leisure facilities, including squash courts, football pitches, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. The western Hull suburb even has a retail park and shopping centre – what more do you need?