In the UK today, there are many people who are completely undecided on the kind of area they want to live in. Some people might desire the idyllic lifestyle that comes with living in rural settings but still with easy access to a big cosmopolitan city.
Or, on the other hand, they might want the exuberant city lifestyle with nice walks in the countryside on their doorstep. People often ask“how can I have both” – and here we tell all by highlighting the top five British locations that mix rural with urban.
From botanical gardens and sprawling parks, to fantastic shopping, an airport and incredible access to London;new build homes in Cambridgeshire are fit for purpose combining modern living in more rural surroundings.
There are few places that mix rural and urban better than Yorkshire. With most cities in the county boasting modern living and great nightlife with easy access to natural beauty, it was hard to pick just one.
Leeds is a wonderful example though. The city has been on the up for years now, attracting huge business and a plethora of young professionals living in the city centre. The countryside is on your doorstep and places like Otley really have that rural feel so many of us crave.
If Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, Glasgow has to be the country’s cosmopolitan capital. From incredible city pads and an impressive nightlife to the upmarket rural area of Thorntonhill – Glasgow really knows how to combine the two.
Manchester has long been described as the ‘London of the North’. It has an impressive industrial history and many of its inhabitants live right in the centre, whilst the students live in places like Fallowfield. Alongside this you also have the Pennines on your doorstep with incredible properties available in stunning locations.
Nottingham has come a long way in recent years. The centre and surrounding areas boast incredible music venues and arenas, along with contemporary theatres and galleries. If you are looking for a more rural setting though, explore the famous royal hunting preserve of Sherwood Forest; a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.Read More