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Moving from North London to Kent areas

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Femster Tue 20-Feb-18 15:00:34


We are currently living in North London and are looking at buying our first property. We have 3 Children, aged 10, 2 & 9 months. We are toying with the idea of buying a 3 bedroom with a budget of about £270k max.

We are exploring the option of moving to Kent areas, having looked at Maidstone firstly but from there we are seeing lot of other areas that seem to be quite good.

So I guess my post is for advice about where to search as it's getting confusing just looking at property websites.

1. Good Schooling
2. Safe and family friendly areas (low crime rate)
3. Decent commuting times

CinnamonStix Wed 21-Feb-18 19:18:44

Hello! Look for a town on the high speed link. Ebbsfleet is dire, so would avoid. But there's Gravesend, Rochester and the other Medway towns, then it stretches down to Maidstone, but also Canterbury etc. It's an expensive commute though.

Femster Thu 22-Feb-18 12:08:59

Thanks. I don't mind the commute price I guess as long as the family are happy and in decent schools.

I hear a lot of bad things about Medway towns, anything wrong with them?

CinnamonStix Fri 23-Feb-18 10:09:00

If you're looking at Medway, the nicest town is Rochester. Strood is okay, the town centre isn't great but you're right next to Rochester. Avoid other Medway towns...

Commute can work out to be £400-£500 a month for Ebbsfleet, Gravesend, Medway... it goes up further down the line you go...

Twistofanxiety Fri 02-Mar-18 00:34:43

You could get a decent 3 bed house in Medway for your budget but there are some areas you need to avoid given you want somewhere safe to bring up your DCs. There are some good primary schools and several grammar schools in Medway.

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