Getting on the property ladder is something many people dream about and work hard to achieve, so it’s no wonder that people are willing to move locations to make this happen. For teachers, school results will always impact their choice of location, as an attractive working environment will always come into play when deciding on a new role. However, with more opportunities available across the country, especially the North, it might not come as much of a surprise that Liverpool took the top spot in a recent study by Randstad. If you’re looking for the best locations to invest in property on an average income, then check out the top 5 locations below! You can check out the full list of locations here.
The fourth largest city in the UK, with a population of just under 500,000 this North West city has a lot to offer. Liverpool has a rich and diverse history, dating back to 1207, but these days it has a strong focus on pop-culture and performers. For those interested in music you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied, you can explore the history of iconic band The Beatles which runs throughout the city. With affordable property prices, and an attractive average salary, saving up for a deposit takes the shortest time in this area. For many people this is reason enough to relocate to a new location!
A great choice for professionals, including teachers, this location is great for investing in if you want to enjoy quality living outside of London. There’s a diverse range of schools across the city, so teachers looking to take on something different will find something to suit their skills. The property in this area is affordable compared with other cities featured in the study, which makes the dream of owning a property more realistic and achievable.
Although it isn’t the capital of Scotland, Glasgow still made the top 5 locations. With an estimated population of 1.2 million, there is plenty going on for the residents of this beautiful city. For people looking to get on the property ladder outside of England, then this could be the best answer. The city is also home to the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking word and is of extreme academic excellence. With a city full of university students and plenty of academic opportunities, this is a city worth considering in terms of property investment.
Sheffield has come a long way since it’s post-industrial days, although still infamous for the invention of stainless steel this is a city that is forging a new future for itself. An impressive 24 primary schools in the city are rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted because of investment in teacher training. The city is also on the cusp of the Peak District which makes it a desirable location, especially for people looking to escape city life at the weekends.
Considered to be the UK’s most successful business, financial and legal hub outside of the capital, there are plenty of career opportunities for people looking to move to the North. For teachers looking to relocate, then city has plenty to offer outside the classroom. Education in the city holds a lot of attractive career opportunities, with Leeds University being rated as one of the top universities in the country and many secondary schools in the city also performing well.