If you’re new to the area, then you may not know the benefits of all of the different locations in Canterbury and Medway. Fortunately, you can take a look at our guide below to see which location is best for you.


Hales Place

Situated about 15 minutes’ walk away from the University of Kent and the city centre, Hales Place is a popular student area that offers good value for money when looking for a student property. This area is also served by regular buses into the city and university and has a good range of general stores nearby.

St Michael’s

Another ideal area for those studying at University of Kent, students in this area can usually walk to university via the scenic Elliot footpath. This area is also walking distance from the city centre.

St Dunstan’s

This charming area is situated near to Canterbury West train station and Westgate Tower, an ideal location for University of Kent students who wants easy access to the shops.


A popular area for Canterbury Christ Church University students due to its short distance from many university buildings, Brymore Road also provides quick access to the city centre and some large supermarkets, including Asda.


Located near to Canterbury East train station – which is also on a Unibus route – and a short distance from Augustine House Library, Wincheap is a good location for students of either university in Canterbury. This bustling area is also well-situated near to many shops, including a large Morrisons.

City Centre

Living in the city centre allows you to immerse yourself in all that the city has to offer, as well as providing easy access to multiple shops and restaurants. Students from both universities enjoy properties situated in the centre of the city as there is plenty of public transport available nearby.

Whitstable Road

Another popular area amongst University of Kent students, Whitstable Road is a short walk away from the city centre and provides easy access to trains and buses.


We also offer some properties in Gillingham, which are all in walking distance of the University of Kent’s Medway campus. This area is also popular with University of Greenwich students and those studying nursing at Canterbury Christ Church University.