The construction of Kingswood began in the 1990s and has gone from strength to strength ever since. A modern neighbourhood on the northern fringe of Hull, the area is extremely popular with all kinds of people and presents a wide range of property types.
Historically the area was marshland and incrementally drained over the centuries to enable agriculture and the construction of windmills. Until the late 20th century it was used mainly for farming until being recognised as a prime spot for the creation of an attractive housing community, which has grown rapidly but in an orderly manner ever since.
The construction of the Ennerdale Link Bridges in 1997 was a key turning point, as they allowed greater accessibility between Kingswood and the wider city. By the early 2000s, the addition of an Asda supermarket, numerous large high street retail units, a cinema and some excellent eateries made it clear that Kingswood was there to stay and had a bright future ahead of it.
The area is mainly composed of families and young professionals, although it also has plenty of residents who have retired whilst living there or specifically moved to the area following retirement. This is because Kingswood is an extremely pleasant place to live, with lots of open spaces, luscious greenery and a thriving community.
It’s very clear that residents work hard to keep their streets clean and free of litter, plus the Kingswood Parks Village Centre is a friendly place for shopping, eating and enjoying local amenities.
Thanks to a strong road network, it usually takes just 15 minutes to drive from Kingswood to Hull City Centre and only 20 minutes to travel to Beverley. Being close to both centres makes Kingswood the perfect choice for people who work in one or the other, not to mention convenient when you want to enjoy a day out with the family.
Kingswood Retail Park is an extremely popular shopping destination, drawing people from around the city and further afield. Here you’ll find popular high street stores such as Argos, Next, Sports Direct, M&S, TK Maxx, Matalan, JD Sports and TUI. Meanwhile, the Asda supermarket means that you can easily do your weekly shop or top up your essentials simply by popping around the corner.
There’s also a Cineworld and a Hollywood Bowl with an amusement arcade, making it the perfect place for family fun, get-togethers with friends and a memorable night out with workmates.
Feeling peckish? Kingswood has a wide range of eateries, including Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Beefeater, Gregg’s, McDonald’s, Costa, KFC and Domino’s Pizza. If you’re looking for an independent restaurant or something extra special, make sure to try Papa’s Fish and Chips, Tribal Bar & Grill and My Restaurant by Gino D’Acampo.