IT'S TIME TO MOVE TO... GRAVESEND

Posted by admin 31/08/2018 0 Comment(s)

Direct links to London, a whole lot of investment and regeneration going on, a strong grammar school system... there is a lot going on in Gravesend. Call us biased, but we think it might just be an undiscovered diamond in Kent.


 

What’s so great about Gravesend?

A maritime town, Gravesend is nestled next to the River Thames and combines all the facilities you could ever need, as well as lovely parks and beautiful surrounding countryside to let you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
 

A great high street, a recently refurbished Borough market, and a recent deal signed by the local council leading to the regeneration of St George’s Shopping Centre and the Eastern and Western Quarters in Gravesend, you will be able to find everything you need.
 

And if that is still not enough shops and facilities for you, One of Europe's largest, most innovative shopping centre Bluewater is just a stone’s throw away. 330 brands, 50 restaurants and bars and 13,000 free parking spaces… you can’t complain about a lack of choice!
 

There are two leisure centres, numerous gyms, a cycle park, and sports clubs for every football, cricket, and tennis lover out there, there is enough to keep everyone active in Gravesend.
 

Who lives there?

There is a younger feel to Gravesend with 40% of the population aged below 30. The easy commute into London and great social life on offer, is making it an increasingly popular choice for young professionals and families.
 

What about the schools?

Long considered a family-friendly town, many are drawn to the area by the schooling alone.
 

Gravesend has the highly-sort after Grammar School system in place which includes the Gravesend Grammar School and Mayfield Grammar School, both marked as outstanding by Ofstead.
 

For those with younger children, there are three outstanding primary schools and 19 rated as good so educational standards are high throughout the town.
 

Can I commute?

There could be no where better for those who need to commute for work, or those who like to get out and about. Gravesend railway station has services to and from Stratford International in 12 minutes and Central London is only 24 minutes away.
 

For those who are looking to travel into Europe, the Ebbsfleet Eurostar terminal is just down the road which will take you into France and Belgium. And there is easy access to the M25 for those who just can’t cope with leaving the car at home.
 

What about house prices?

With the average home value in the area rising to around £10K over the UK National average over the past five years, it would be easy to think that this jewel of Kent has been discovered, but there are still bargains to be had.
 

Gravesend’s average property price is £302,919 – 7.5% lower than average house price in Kent – making it that little more affordable than the other local locations.
 

There have been 364 properties sold in Gravesend over the last 6 monhs (as at end of July 2018) with terraced houses proving to be the most popular.

Detached – 14%

Semi-detached – 27%   

Terraced – 45%

Flats – 14%

 

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