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The Avenues area of Hull

It’s one of Hull’s most vibrant areas, which is home to a range of cafes, bars and restaurants serving dishes from around the world. West Hull, which includes the Avenues’ tree-lined streets, has long been popular with house-hunters.


Prices for all types of property in the Avenues area of west Hull have fluctuated only slightly since August last year. The latest figures available show the average paid for a detached house is around the £273,000 mark, while a semi-detached house stands at about £147,000.Terrace homes make up by far the most sales in this part of the city, with just over £102,000 being the average price tag, with flats around £59,500.


The Avenues area of the city is defined by its great mix of detached and terraced Victorian and Edwardian properties, shaded by mature horse chestnut, lime and sycamore trees. In the Cottingham Road and Beverley Road areas, you will find plenty of rental homes, with students and staff of the University of Hull living close to the main Cottingham Road campus. New-build and traditional housing help to make up this part of the city, with everything from large, detached family houses and modern bungalows to magnificent period houses, smart semis and spacious three-storey terrace properties for sale.


The west of the city is home to a series of impressive parks, offering a range of activities. West Park, next to the KC Stadium in Anlaby Road, has a wildlife aviary, a children’s playground and sporting facilities in and around the Gemtec Arena. There are also three bowling greens, a model railway and, during the summer holidays, a paddling pool. Across at Pickering Park, in Pickering Road, you will find attractions including ornamental gardens, an aviary, a fishing lake, and playgrounds. In the bustling Avenues area is the Victorian grandeur of Pearson Park, which has a play area and a conservatory greenhouse with birds, reptiles and fish.


Here you will find sporting centres, children’s play areas and craft workshops. Rockcity, in Hawthorne Avenue, is one of Britain’s largest indoor climbing centres. Alongside a variety of climbing surfaces, there is also a skate and BMX park, including a bowl with mini ramps and a large dirt jump. At Hull Indoor Sports Centre, in Harpings Road, facilities include Pro Soccer 5-a-side – with indoor and outdoor pitches – a Little Monkeys play area, and a snooker club. For those looking to swim, choose from Beverley Road Baths and Albert Avenue Pools. Alongside these fitness activities, there is Hull Scrapstore, in Dairycoates Avenue, where a range of children’s craft activities is provided for an annual membership fee. Children’s craft and art activities also take place at Artlink, a community arts centre, in Princes Avenue.


Boutique shops – including florists, vintage clothing and aromatherapists – have made Newland Avenue one of west Hull’s most intriguing areas to wander through. Alongside these independent stores, you will also find supermarkets and corner shops. In Chanterlands Avenue, there is also a good mix of food shopping outlets, alongside a hardware store and a photo shop, while in Princes Avenue, the emphasis is more on bars and restaurants. Here, as in the streets mentioned above, you will be able to find independent fishmongers and bakers, alongside a designer menswear store and bric-a-bac.


West Hull boasts many well-regarded primary schools serving the different communities that make up this area of the city. When it comes to secondary education, there is Kelvin Hall School, in Bricknell Avenue; Newland School for Girls – a specialist college in mathematics and computing – in Cottingham Road, and Sirius Academy West, in Anlaby Park Road South. St Mary’s Sports College, in Cranbrook Avenue and The Boulevard Academy, in Massey Close, also make up the secondary schooling offering. Hymers College, a co-educational independent day school for pupils aged eight to 18, is ranked as one of the highest achieving schools in the North of England, and can be found in Hymers Avenue.


Princes Avenue has become one of city’s main focal points for eating and drinking. Here, you will find a huge array of different cuisine from around the world including Indian food, such as Bengal Lounge, Mexican, Spanish and artisan fish restaurants, including Bait and The Fish and Chip Kitchen. There is also a wide variety of places to enjoy a drink, with pubs and the café bars of Dukes and Pave As you follow the road along towards Newland Avenue, you will find a traditional city pub, The Queens, and further café bars, such as Ella Street Social, where there are DJ and open mic nights. Also in Newland Avenue are other later night drinking spots, such as Tofts and The Piper, where you can also enjoy a dance. This popular west Hull street also has a range of places to eat and drink, including Lodge Bar, and restaurants serving cuisine from Italian, French and Mexican to Asian food.


The Avenues is within easy reach of Hull city centre – just a five-minute drive, a ten-minute cycle or a 20-minute walk away – and there are buses running every few minutes to this area, which retains a distinct atmosphere while remaining close to all of Hull’s central amenities. The main artery roads running westerly from the city – Hessle Road, Anlaby Road and Cottingham Road – all enjoy regular bus services to and from the city centre, where the Paragon Interchange offers convenient onward travel by bus to all areas of Hull and the wider East Riding, and trains linking into the national rail network.

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