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Please tell us which are good neighbourhoods in Li (Lille)

We are an academic couple from the UK wanting to move to Lille. We have started looking for property but are not getting a clear picture for which areas are "good". Our needs are for a place in the centre or close enough by metro or by walking so we can commute to London. We also prefer areas which are quiet, not too multicultural, not suffering from social problems - but which have a close by centre with shops, cafes, parks etc: suburban with urban feel. Finally, we need an area which is attractive for student rental in case we want to take a year away.

In property search the following come up:
Capinghem,
Englos,
Ennetieres,
Fives
Fâches Thumesnil
Fleurs de Lille
Haut de Mons
Hellemmes
Lomme
Lille CHR
Lille Belle maison
Lys-Lez-Lannoy
Lille Artois
Jardin des plantes
Marché de Wazemmes
Faubourg
Gambetta,
Haubourdin,
Hallennes,
Le Madeleine
Loos,
Lomme,
Lompret,
Lambersart,
Marquette,
Métro Marbrerie
Métro porte de Douai
Métro Mons Sart
Métro st Maurice Pellevoisin
Mont de terre
Perenchies,
Premesques,
Ronchin
Saint André,
Sequedin,
Verlinghem,
Vauban
Wambrechies
Wattingnies
Villeneuve d’Ascq
Quartier des Fleurs

Can anyone advise us which of them fit our desires and which to avoid?
and also -
Which estate agents would you recommend, or is it better just to buy using online resources?
Any advice would be most welcomed?

Ephrat

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