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Areas of Hull to avoid.

Can anyone give me some info on areas of Hull to avoid and in particular what HU8 and HU3 are like to live in?

Asked on Apr 6 2010, General in Hull | Report content

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  • Personally I would prefer HU8 to HU3 (I did live HU8 for a while and then HU9), neither are top of the list when it comes to des-res locations though tbh.

    Answered on Apr 13 2010, Report content
  • This is never an easy question to answer. Hull is generally a safe city to live in and much nicer than lot of people would erroneously have you believe. Like everywhere else it has its areas which locals believe are best avoided. These would be on or near some of the large council estates. Parts of HU8 are fine especially Garden Village and areas near to East Park. As far as HU3, I personally would not choose to live there but some parts of it seem OK and there is quite a bit of regeneration going on here - Hessle Road has some really interesting shops .

    Answered on May 3 2010, Report content
  • The problem is, the Hull postcodes cover large areas so you need to be aware that there are good and not so good areas in most of them. In a nutshell though, I would personally recommend HU8 over HU3. HU3 is the Hessle Rd/Anlaby Rd area which is predominantly poor with high crime and drug rates, and whilst the same can probably be said of the majority of Holderness Rd, HU8 also has some lovely areas to live such as (as previously mentioned) Garden Village and especially the Gillshill/Lambwath Rd area which has particularly good schools as well. Another advantage of these areas of HU8 is that because they are East Hull, property is generally cheaper than the equivalent areas/houses in West Hull.

    Answered on Jun 4 2010, Report content
  • If you have children stay away from Hull. The schools are disgusting, the crime rate is high and there's nothing you can do about it. If you have to live in Hull avoid the council estates. However, you only have to move a couple of miles outside of Hull to find some nice areas. I would recommend Bilton (east Hull), Anlaby in west Hull would be my choice - its nice but it still has a lot of reasonably priced property to buy and to rent, with better schools, good facilities and its convenient for Hull city centre.

    Answered on Jul 24 2010, Report content
  • That's a very negative and small-minded view of the city Helen. I trust you've visited and had your children in every school in the city, otherwise you're not really in a position to make such a claim. Sounds to me like you've had a bad experience and are tarring the entire City with the same brush. I think most people who have experienced living there will concur that Hull is very much like all big cities - there's some lovely schools and some very nice places to live, just as there are those that are not so good. Property in Hull is generally cheaper than the national average, so it could be argued that people have more of an opportunity to live in nicer areas there than they do in other cities. I've got a decent knowledge and experience of most areas of the city and I'm quite happy to give my honest opinion on particular places/areas if anyone needs any advice.

    Answered on Jul 28 2010, Report content
  • Is this for you to live in or what to expect if you were to buy a house and then rent it out? Both postcodes have quite big differences from street to street, so it depends really upon your budget. There are some really nice developments in both postcodes.

    Answered on Dec 22 2011, Report content
  • I live on HU8 and I would personally choose that over HU3 neither are great there's bad parts of HU8 and there's a few nice nice parts. Avoind council estates and avoid Preston Road, Orchard Park and Bransholme!!! Also avoid Longhill, Hessle Road, Boothferry, Greatfield, parts of Bilton grange, parts of Beverly road and north hull estate. Hull is a bad city for crime all round but they are the very worst parts.

    Answered on Jul 1 2017, Report content
  • I totally agree with you Helen, having been raised in (some HU8/9 areas) myself not all bad granted. But with a failing education system, poor housing, crime, no boundaries set for children but been the parents been on par with their offspring doesn't help. Definitely stay clear and relocate to the outskirts of Hull. (I had the regretful pleasure of living in Hull, 30+ years)

    Answered on Jul 20 2017, Report content
  • Cheap housing, but as the saying goes you get what you pay for.

    Answered on Jul 20 2017, Report content

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