A guide to house prices in Kent
Affectionately known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent has a reputation as an attractive county with lots of great places to live. From the picturesque city of Canterbury to rural villages such as Harrietsham and seaside living in St Mary’s Bay, there’s something to suit every budget and family requirement across the county. Read on as we take a closer look at house prices in Kent.
House prices in Kent
Although average property prices in Kent are similar to neighbouring East Sussex, they’re significantly lower than Surrey, which it shares a border with in the west. The county can also provide far greater value for money than in nearby London, especially if you want to enjoy more space both in your home and its surrounding area. You can find some of the strongest Kent house prices in the Sevenoaks area, which is known for its luxury properties, while there’s affordable housing in a host of places including Dover and Strood.
Where to buy in Kent
As a county that covers nearly 1,500 square miles, Kent has lots of great places to buy. Different areas vary hugely in terms of prices, but a wide range of budgets are catered for by the chance to either secure a bargain on a fixer-upper or to move into the finished article.
As the largest town in Kent, Maidstone pleasantly combines all the modern amenities of living in a South East hub with semi-rural riverside living along the Medway. Only around 35 miles south-east of Central London, trains into the heart of the capital take approximately an hour.
Around 20 miles east and offering excellent access to Kent’s north coast, Faversham ranks highly for its quality of life and handsome appearance both in and around town. With average prices significantly lower than the rest of the county, don’t miss our Aylesham Village development on the southern outskirts of town.
Another place where house prices are generally considered to be relatively affordable, Ashford sits astride the Great Stour river and offers superb access to the M20 motorway. Voted as one of the UK’s best commuter towns in previous years thanks to train services into London taking just 35 minutes, our Barratt Homes at Chilmington development could be exactly what you’re after.
The port town of Folkestone lies at the end of the M20 motorway, which runs all the way to the M25 circling around London. An important harbour for centuries and continuing this in the modern day with Eurotunnel trains over to Calais in France taking just over half an hour, you can enjoy regular holidays on the continent when you live at Martello Lakes development around six miles west along the coast from Folkestone.
Aylesham is 10 miles inland from the coast and the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, and hugely popular for its appealing property prices. You can take advantage of this when you snap up a brand-new home at Aylesham Village, which has proven highly sought after on account of its welcoming and well-established community feel.