New Homes in Maidstone
Live the Maidstone life
Offering you a brilliant location within Kent, you can look forward to everything from country walks to trips along the coast and great access to London, all when you buy a new home in Maidstone. You can get your life in this charming town off to a great start when you make the most of the Help to Buy South East scheme, which is available on homes in Maidstone valued up to £437,600.
Things to see and do in Maidstone
As Kent’s county town, the Maidstone Museum and nearby Kent Life open-air museum are great local attractions. The same goes for Leeds Castle not far from town, with its moat and maze, as well as Allington Castle and Cobtree Manor Park. Mote Park meanwhile, is a 440-acre treat which pushes up to the eastern part of the town centre, complete with an impressive stately home, boating lake and miniature railway.
When you want to enjoy longer walks in the countryside, the Kent Downs are close at hand, with Blue Bell Hill, Detling Hill and White Horse Wood on Maidstone’s doorstep. The High Weald AONB, meanwhile, is just to the south of town, which also offers excellent access to swathes of beautiful South East coastline.
Maidstone is a great place to live if you have children. There’s a super choice of primary and secondary schools, including Allington Primary, St Michael’s CofE Infant School, St John’s CofE Primary and Jubilee Primary. All of these schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted.
There are two local girls’ grammar schools which are also in the education board’s top category; Invicta Grammar School and Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. The town’s two boys’ grammars - Oakwood Park Grammar and Maidstone Grammar - are classed as good, along with mixed options Valley Park School, St Simon Stock Catholic School and St Augustine Academy.
Maidstone transport links
The town is served by three train stations - Maidstone East, Maidstone West and Maidstone Barracks - which all offer a good selection of Southeastern services. Trains to London take around an hour, making the town viable for commuting to the capital. Commuter links are enhanced by the M20 motorway which passes just to the north of town, giving you quick and easy access to the M25 circular and to Ashford and Folkestone to the south east.
The Maidstone property scene
With a wide selection of local property to suit a range of budgets, house prices in Maidstone are significantly higher than the national average. This indicates the desirability of this area, although the town is more affordable than many other places in the South East.
Whether you’re set on Maidstone or you’re also interested in spectacular new build homes in Faversham and contemporary 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Ashford, Kent is a great part of the country to invest your money in. Even more so when you take advantage of offers like our Part Exchange arrangement, so give us a call today to discuss your move.
Help to Buy Maidstone
In Maidstone you can take advantage of Help to Buy South East if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South East page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.