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Moving to Maidstone - everything you need to know

If you're thinking about escaping the hustle and bustle of life in the capital, Maidstone might just be what you're looking for. Located in the centre of Kent, this quaint town offers plenty to do and see, from its historical sites to its robust public services.

For both young families and young professionals alike, there's something for everyone with plenty of activities, entertainment and attractions to explore. From lively nightlife to outdoor pursuits, there's never a dull moment in Maidstone.

In the following guide, we're going to dive into what Maidstone has to offer and why you should consider making the move. So grab a cuppa and let's get started!

Where is Maidstone?

Located just 37 miles from London, Maidstone is located in the centre of Kent, and has been long known for its traditional English charm and history. More recently, it's also developed a reputation as a popular landing site for those leaving the capital to find more attractive property prices.

Is Maidstone a good place to live?

Absolutely! Maidstone is a vibrant, bustling town that has plenty to offer for all ages. With great public services, comprehensive transport links and nearby proximity to some of the best schools in the county, Maidstone is a great place to settle down. And if you're looking for fun things to do, Maidstone has it all; from theatre and comedy shows to outdoor activities and shopping opportunities.

All in all, Maidstone is a great place to live, offering everything from traditional charm to modern conveniences. With so much on offer and at an attractive price point too, it's easy to see why more and more people are making the move.

Remember - if you’re looking for a reputable removals company in Maidstone, get in touch with our team today.

Schools in Maidstone

If you're raising a young family - or thinking about starting one - then you'll be pleased to know that there are a number of excellent schooling options in and around the town. Many of the primary and secondary schools in Maidstone have achieved 'good' or 'outstanding' ratings from Ofsted, and there are several high-performing independent schools too. There are also lots of schooling options in neighbouring Kent towns, such as the prestigious Tonbridge School, known globally for its academic reputation.

Transport Links in Maidstone

For professionals, Maidstone is well-connected when it comes to transport links. There are regular trains between Maidstone and London, taking just over an hour to reach the capital city. For drivers, the M20 provides easy access to London and also connects to key areas along the south coast of England. When the holidays come around, Gatwick and Heathrow airports can be accessed with relative ease, with both airports reachable in around an hour.

Is Maidstone within commuting distance from London?

Yes! Maidstone is within commuting distance from London. The journey takes just over an hour by train, and drivers can reach the city in around 90 minutes via the M20 motorway.

Things to Do in Maidstone

When you’re not busy exploring all Maidstone has to offer, there are plenty of other things you can do, both during the week and on the weekends. The town hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year - from music festivals to classic car shows - as well as having excellent parks, gardens and recreational activities. The nearby Leeds Castle is popular with tourists, and the local zoo and botanic gardens make it a great location for those with young children.

If you're looking for something low-key, a picnic on the riverside at Mote Park might just be the best way to relax and unwind after a long week. And when it rains - as it does so often here in the UK - you can head to Maidstone museum for an afternoon of historic discovery.

Property prices in Maidstone

Perhaps one of the most attractive parts of living in Maidstone is the relatively lower property prices compared to other areas of Kent and London. With average house prices typically ranging from £200,000 - £300,000, it's a great place to invest if you're looking for something more affordable than the capital city. There are also plenty of rental options available too, so whatever your property needs, Maidstone should be able to accommodate you.

Is Maidstone a good place to move?

We think so! If you're considering making a move - either from London or anywhere else in the country - Maidstone is a great place to land. With lower property prices, great schooling opportunities and plenty of amenities, you'll be sure to feel at home right away.

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