The 8 best places to live in Kent
The results are in! See where you voted as the best place to live in Kent.
From the rolling hills, vineyards and orchards of west Kent to the cool, coastal towns and creative vibe of east Kent – the Garden of England has it all. With commuter catnip rail links into London, a blossoming foodie scene and the best wineries in England on your doorstep… is it any wonder our bags are packed?!
If you’re seeking village life, with a strong community spirit, then here’s a corker for you. Sissinghurst is a bustling little idyll with top destinations on your doorstep and a hotspot for schools. Shall we?
One of the few villages that is not a ‘through village’ Plaxtol is extremely peaceful with a definite centre. Drive down a long, meandering lane, following a never ending, beautiful brick wall on your right and rolling fields on your left and you will know you are home.
Situated between Margate and Ramsgate, Broadstairs should not only be considered as a seaside resort but also as a bonafide place to dig down your roots and live. With a burgeoning foodie scene, vast array of active outdoor pursuits on offer plus that fresh sea air, there is a lot to like about Broadstairs!
The city of Canterbury is one of the most popular places for Londoners to head when moving out to Kent and it’s no wonder – perfect for culture vultures (think outstanding theatre, World Heritage Site, top tourist attraction) plus shopper and foodie paradise all rolled into one.
This pretty market town is one to watch as an investment due to its growing reputation as a foodie destination, stunning scenery all around (from coastal rambles to countryside walks) and decent train links to London. (should you ever want to leave)!
Definitely one that’s on the up-and-up. While recent years have brought artists, gentrifiers and Londoners aplenty there’s still a salty-old-sea dog ruggedness about the place. Think trendy coffee shops alongside higgledy-piggledy seafront houses.
It might not be as trendy as some of its east Kent cousins, but long-popular Royal Tunbridge Wells is a sure bet for families seeking homes with bigger gardens, plenty of great outdoors and the added attraction of exceptional schooling for free in the area’s many prestigious grammar schools.
Craving the rolling hills of rural west Kent but still want an easy commute into London and a busy social scene? Sevenoaks won our reader vote for the Best Place to Live in Kent and came 3rd in the national vote!