New Homes in Sittingbourne
Live the life
Located in Kent, within commuting distance of London, Sittingbourne is an industrial town with lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re exploring nature reserves, taking a ride on the light railway or practicing your golf swing, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy close to your new home in Sittingbourne.
Things to see and do
If you enjoy the outdoors, you can go wildlife-spotting at Elmley National Nature Reserve, go bird spotting in the Blean Woods National Nature Reserve, or take a walk in the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
For families moving to the area, you can take the children down to the Blue Flag Leysdown Beach, enjoy a ride on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway, go swimming at the leisure centre or go karting in Bayford Meadows.
If you want to practice your golf swing, Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club is only a short drive away on the edge of the Kent Downs. There are also local hockey and football clubs, if you prefer playing team sports. Other places of interest nearby include Milton Creek Country Park, Howletts Wild Animal Park and Canterbury Cathedral.
If you’re moving to Sittingbourne with a young family, it’s good to know there are a number of excellent schools in the town. St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School and Tunstall Church of England Primary School are both rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. For older children, Highsted Grammar School and Westlands School are also top-rated.
For degree-level education, you can go and study at The University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church University, a short drive away in Canterbury. London’s many universities are also within commuting distance.
Getting to Sittingbourne
Sittingbourne is well-connected by road and rail. The journey from London takes just one hour by train, while the journey from Canterbury takes just 20 minutes by rail or 40 minutes by road. When it’s time to jet off on holiday, Gatwick is less than an hour’s drive away, while the port at Dover and the Euro Tunnel at Folkestone are both within easy reach.