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Kent, The Garden of England

Kent is often referred to as ‘The Garden of England’, it seems to be the perfect place to live, work and play. In February 2014 an article published in the UK by The Telegraph named Kent as one of the top ten places to live in the UK, Tunbridge Wells is number 3 on their list of relocation hotspots. This is not hugely surprising as Kent has many attractions and benefits to offer.

One benefit of living in the county is transport, it has short and easily commutable rail links between Kent and London. By rail, London St Pancras is only a thirty minute train ride away from Bexley.  Kent also has excellent road links to London and the continent. This therefore makes it the perfect location for both work and leisure, you can see more about communting times from various Kent towns here.

Kent is home to many beautiful historic cities and rolling hills situated in the tranquil, idyllic countryside. The county has many bustling and vibrant cities and is home to Bluewater, one of the largest retail centres in Europe.

The most famous city in Kent has to be Canterbury, which is home to the famous cathedral and a stunning city centre. Canterbury is also the home of Kent University making it a bustling student City laden with historical presence.

If you need to escape from the big city then there are many beautiful and peaceful landscapes that can be explored, many of the seaside towns along Kent’s impressive coastline boast such an escape. One such coastal town is Folkestone which is very up-and-coming. It has an exciting town centre while hosting breath-taking views and property prices are quite reasonable in comparison. Folkestone recently under went a multi-million £ regeneration scheme it could be a town to look out for if you are considering a move to Kent.

One of the most picturesque places to live in Kent is Edenbridge and Whitstable located in the sweeping countryside. Many people seek property in the county’s bustling agricultural areas which are home to sheep farms, thriving dairy industries and captivating farmers markets. Kent is also the centre of England’s wine and champagne industry.

Due to the county’s popularity and transport links, Kent property will probably prove to be a sound investment for the future.