The city of Hull (sometimes referred to as Kingston-Upon-Hull) is on the River Hull where it joins the Humber Estuary. The city is still a busy port although 25 miles inland from the North Sea.
The main route into and out of Hull is the M62 motorway which forms a major east-west route in the north of England and gives easy access to Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool as well as to the rest of the UK motorway network. The city is served with excellent public transport links both within the city and further afield and P&O Ferries operate services from the King George Dock to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam. Less than 20 miles away Humberside Airport offers flights to Amsterdam and Aberdeen although the nearest international airport is Leeds Bradford some 70 miles away. Due to the existence of three level crossings, and the many bridges over the River Hull, traffic congestion is often a problem.
Education in Hull has consistently struggled to achieve national standards despite the existence of over 100 local schools. The area is, however, well served with higher education opportunities and is the home of the University of Hull, Hull York Medical School and the University of Lincoln. Shopping and leisure facilities are excellent and the Humber Quays development has gained World Trade Centre status.
Properties available locally include the 600 luxury riverside apartments at 'The Boom' and more established housing of all kinds locally. This offers an excellent choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.