Dover Place, Ashford, Living in Kent offers more than just a new way of life. What might be the best place for a retired couple looking for a quiet seaside town might not be ideal for a young professional seeking good transport links or restaurants and bars on their doorstep. East Hertfordshire has been crowned the best, scooping first place. Canterbury is the best place to live in Kent, according to one survey In ninth and 10th place are Maidstone and Gillingham. For What's On content such as the latest openings, events, and shopping news see here. Mobile: 07576 610 160, Locate In Kent Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. Please, Best Places to Live: fast trains to London Bridge make this one of the most accessible towns in the southeast, Listen to Times Radio for the latest well-informed debate, expert analysis and breaking news. The further north you travel, the less concentrated this genii of **** become but they are just as dangerous. rcel.src = "//""&c="+(new Date()).getTime()+"&width="+(window.outerWidth || document.documentElement.clientWidth)+"&referer="+encodeURIComponent(referer); If you are thinking of moving to Rochester or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. Naz explains why he enjoys living and working in Kent, Troy and Catherine explains the difference living and working in Kent has made to their family life, Catherine Igoe, Business Development Executive Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. As part of our focus on Kent, we’re looking at the best places to live in Kent, based on Kent postcodes. var rcds = document.getElementById("rcjsload_b00c0a"); The county is one of the best connected in the country – a short hop from London and Europe by rail – and boasts house prices around 33% cheaper than London. The Country Life verdict: Penshurst is a pretty village positioned in the Weald of Kent and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and walks. Kent is a great place for families to thrive too. Sevenoaks, Kent — Best Places to Live in the UK 2020. This is £100,000 cheaper than in Sevenoaks, which has the county's most expensive housing market. Voted the top family destination in Europe by Lonely Planet, Kent has plenty to entertain the children and a wealth of outstanding schools to choose from. var rcel = document.createElement("script"); The kids are anything from 7-29 and their all either smoking, drinking or pissing someone off, you feel vulnerable and intimidated. Registered in England No. "Affordability will always be one of the most important factors, with getting a foot on the property ladder still difficult for some people. Kent is a great place for families to thrive too. "With bustling market towns and picturesque countryside, East Hertfordshire has topped the table thanks to high life expectancy, good schools and health and happiness scores, with high average earnings. Kent is steeped in history, and its historic landmarks attract 65million visitors every year. For a round-up of the day's top stories direct to your inbox, subscribe to our newsletter here. 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