With more than 20 towns across the UK having applied for “city” status this year, it is obvious that the ‘city’ label still holds great prominence in the UK. For some, the kudos having of a home situated within a certified city’s limits is the only way to live. These urbanites enjoy the cut and thrust of being at the centre of the action and can often be seen to turn green at the mere suggestion of moving to a suburban semi in Surbiton. However, one person’s central based utopia is another’s urban hell. Although city slickers may get a buzz from constantly rubbing shoulders with everything hip and happening, others believe suburbia’s respectable distance from the bustle of city life make it the new place to be. So what’s your preference? A modern duplex in the heart of Manchester, or a cosy terrace with a decent garden in Barnet?
Here we look at the best UK city living has to offer:
Only a stone’s throw from Regent’s Park in London, and with Baker Street underground station on its doorstep, you can’t get more central than this 2 bedroom period apartment. It’s the ideal base for enjoying all that central London has to offer – you’ll never need sleep again!
Travelling east to Norwich (once the 2nd largest city in England), this 2 bed upper floor apartment offers waterside living right in the thick of it.?? Located on the top floor, this apartment’s triple aspect lounge overlooks Friendship Bridge, Norwich City Football Ground and the River Wensum, all for a competitive £250k.
Moving northwest, and for a bargain price of just £104,500, you could have your very own slice of urban modernity. Located in Liverpool town centre, this 1 bed apartment is conveniently located close to schools, churches, parks, bars and public transport links.
Back to the midlands, and if shopping and socialising is your thing, you can’t get much more central that Birmingham’s very own Mail Box development. This 14th floor apartment boasts a contemporary interior, shops, restaurants, underground parking, a concierge, meeting room facility, a gym and canals views.
With all this on offer, how can Suburbia possibly compete? Answers on a blog card….
Next time: Suburban semis fight back