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And the Best Place to Live in Kent is…

Sitting pretty with a fab foodie scene, yoga studios and art galleries galore, plus a vibrant community spirit, we have a worthy winner!

The hanging baskets were primped, the shop windows polished and it was a tooth-and-nail contest among Kent’s finest towns and villages. But your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live’ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*….we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is: 

Tunbridge Wells!

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. Here, read our full Best Places to Live guide to Tunbridge Wells to get a 360 on what makes it so special, check out the final voting results below and click here for the full-lowdown.

1/ Tunbridge Wells
2/ Whitstable
3/ Sevenoaks
4/ Goudhurst
5/ Deal
6/ Faversham
7/ West Malling
8/ Folkestone

Want a peek over the border at the best places to live in Surrey or Sussex or maybe plot the location for your next break or dream holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties

Don’t agree with the verdict? Let us know in the comments below if you have a gem we’ve missed out and we’ll hotfoot it down there to see if it can make the cut for next time.

4 comments on “And the Best Place to Live in Kent is…”

  • Gude at Synsera Homes March 17, 2021

    How lucky we are to have so many lovely places to live in Kent!

  • Jim Weedon March 7, 2021


  • Michelle Leek March 7, 2021

    I wanted to vote for Tenterden but it wasn’t on your list even !!!!

    • aliagnew March 8, 2021

      Hi Michelle – there was an option for suggesting additional towns when the voting was Live, as we only had room for 8 in this year’s shortlist. But the shortlist might be different next year if enough people suggest alternative locations. And I agree Tenterden is special! Thanks for your comments and getting involved xx


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