While the UK’s housing market is set to face some severe headwinds from Brexit and President Trump’s term in office, a recent conference hosted by property research firm JLL said that despite that, there would likely be a few Northern hotspots. Birmingham was named among the top three UK cities that could expect a better than average property performance in the next couple of years.
Second only to London in population, economy, and education, Birmingham is everything a modern British city should be. Bustling and brimming with Brummie energy, the jewel in the crown of the West Midlands has really changed with the times.
Often overlooked in favour of Glasgow and Edinburgh, the City of Discovery has been quietly reinventing itself over the past 15 years. Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city (the aforementionedGlasgow andEdinburgh are first and second respectively;Aberdeen is third), Scotland’s second most densely populated area, and the 51st most populous area in the UK.
It’s the northernmost city in the UK. It’s the capital of the Highlands. It’s one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. It is, of course, Inverness.
As one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, Leeds is a diverse and dynamic destination for students and young professionals alike. With the fourth largest student population and the fourth largest urban economy in the UK, it truly is the beating heart of West Yorkshire.
Grim up north? Not any more. Manchester is positively buzzing as it finds its feet as a 21st century beacon of UK art and culture. It may not be the ‘Madchester’ of the 90s any more, but that ethos lives on in its vibrant creative communities and entrepreneurial startups.
Located around 15 minutes fromManchester, the City of Salford is a constantly evolving cosmopolitan area of North West England.
There are usually a number of reasons why people choose to buy their first property, or to move home to certain areas. And, while family, work and personal preference are all super important details, price is often among the most important ones.