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Moving to Tunbridge Wells- All You Need to Know

Initially known for its spa opportunities and now made famous to tourists for the Georgian and Victorian architecture of the history that lies within its walls, Tunbridge Wells continues to thrive for its country and proves a wonderfully peaceful place to move.

All you need to know about Tunbridge Wells you can read below, guaranteeing you'll be packing up your family and heading out to scope the open market.

Where is Tunbridge Wells?

Tucked into a Southwestern curve of Kent, Turnbridge Wells lands South of Tonbridge but cradles the Northern border of East Sussex. It is only 30 miles SE of Central London.

On the North edge of town, borders collide with High Weald, and on the West- Rusthall lies a short 5 miles away while Hawkenbury lies 4 miles to the South.

Tunbridge Wells, the original centre of Kent's settlement- holds a flagstone which still lies on the county's boundary just outside the church of King Charles the Martyr.

Is Tunbridge Wells a good place to live?

When asked this question, we come back with an immediate, why NOT live in Tunbridge Wells? The people report feeling very safe here, the commute is reasonable if you work in the London centre, and the town provides sports entertainment. The High Street market is excellent for shopping of all assortments, wonderful schools are abundant, and the hometown feel couldn't be friendlier.

In short, yes. Tunbridge Wells is absolutely a good place to live; in fact, it was named one of Britain's happiest places to live in 2017, and we don't see it changing anytime soon.

Schools in Tunbridge Wells

There is a wealth of knowledge to be absorbed by the younger generation here in the Tunbridge Wells education system. Not only does the township offer many primary schools to choose from, but they also have special educational needs institutes such as Oakley to provide the proper education and attention for every child.

Continuing education will not require travel, as Tunbridge Wells provides secondary schools like Bennett Memorial Diocesan, St Gregory's Catholic, and The Skinners' Kent Academy.

The Tunbridge Wells grammar school for boys and girls respectively offer the best opportunities for growing and inspiring youngsters.

Transport Links in Tunbridge Wells

A central hub of roads crisscross in Tunbridge Wells, including A26, A264, A267, and A21. These roads are used by the bus, taxi, and personal vehicle transport links, allowing commuters the opportunity to live in town and easily travel to the surrounding areas.

The bus services run in town, to rural locations and the outer banks to nearby towns like Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Stagecoach, Brighton & Hove, and Metrobus are the most popular bus companies.

Railways are, of course, an option for those who commute and wish to ride the rails. The Tunbridge Wells station runs at the end of High Street, a popular and highly accessible location in Tunbridge Wells for all those who live and visit the quaint little town.

Is Tunbridge Wells within commuting distance from London?

It sure is! Turnbridge is part of what we call the London commuter belt. It takes about 45 min by train to get from Tunbridge Wells to the station in London for those who work in London but wish to live in a smaller town outside the city walls.

If you wish to drive your car back and forth, you can use the M25 to link London and Tunbridge with other major roads, making the 54-minute commute easy to dodge heavy traffic. The same timeframe works for a taxi ride; however, the cost is more than double.

The bus ride from home to work will give you about 1 hour 30 minutes to catch up on some reading or a quick nap before stepping off to a London-filled workday.

Things to Do in Tunbridge Wells

Whether living here full-time or visiting, you always have things to do. There are numerous parks to walk in, soak up the sunshine, and smell the flowers at the Pashley Manor Gardens, Sissinghurt Castle Gardens, or the Hole Park Gardens.

Suppose you love your history and have an appreciative eye for architecture. In that case, you can spend the afternoon visiting one of many historical buildings, such as Salomons Estate and the Amelia Scott Museum.

Need some more action in your day, hit the Nevill Golf Club or rent a bike from Bewl and explore the town end to end. Step into the wild woods for some Go Ape! Bedbury outdoor adventures.

Being a tourist-driven town, there are ample places to wine, dine, conjugate with friends and family or enjoy entertainment opportunities such as art galleries, theatres, and workshops.

Property prices in Tunbridge Wells

When you prepare to move to Tunbridge Wells, you want to consider the surrounding areas of the price of homes. The average cost in Tunbridge Wells is approximately £518,630, a tad higher than Tonbridge but lower than those buying in Sevenoaks.

A happy medium in the cost of buying your new home. The most popular option is a flat, averaging about £286,500, whereas semi-detached houses run an average of £534,201.

If a terraced property is more to your liking, expect to put down around £464,473.

Of course, if you aren't ready to settle into your forever home just yet, you can rent a property in lovely Tunbridge Wells for approximately £1,147. Options run from one-room flats at an average of £584 to the more expensive homes with multiple bedrooms at £2,241 on average.

Is Tunbridge Wells a good place to move?

Let's put it this way. In the beginning, Tunbridge Wells was a popular spa town. People flocked to the natural springs (wells) near another nearby town called Tonbridge, originally spelt with a 'U'. The more well-known it became, the more people came to visit…and stay. Even the royal families became frequent visitors, gaining the small town its Royal status.

Today, the beautiful country town soon earned the name Royal Tunbridge Wells dubbed respectfully by King Edwards VII. Wouldn't you want to move to a place even royalty thrived on being and staying? We will help you pack your things for the move today!

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