Gravesend: Commute from the countryside
Many people who work in London
often look to the surrounding areas for a place to call home.
Rising living costs often mean that travelling to work from outside
the centre can be a cheaper option.
With modern high speed rail travel, professionals looking to
commute can now live even further a field without having to worry
about a lengthy morning journey.
Property for sale in Gravesend can offer
commuters a reasonable trip to work, as well as a calmer
alternative to the city.
Trains from Gravesend railway station take just 12 minutes to reach
Stratford International. For commuters who work in central London,
the journey takes 24 minutes.
The Kent town is close enough for work but also far away enough
that residents can enjoy the countryside. Closes to the east and
south of Gravesend lie the North Downs, an Area of Outstanding
Shorne Woods Country Park is also just a few miles away for outdoor
enthusiasts. One of Kent’s most popular parks, the area has
288 acres of woodland to explore.
Residents of Gravesend also enjoy a range of entertainment at their
doorstep, with live music and theatre a common occurrence in the
town. The Gravesend Theatre Guild regularly hosts drama and
musicals, alternatively for live music and comedy the Woodville
Theatre is the place to be.
Due to its location on the south bank of the River Thames,
Gravesend has a rich nautical history. Today, the riverside
provides a thriving spot for new restaurants and bars. The area is
undergoing considerable revitalization and now provides a busy
attraction for weekend revelers.
For those who like to shop, the town provides a varied range of
retail outlets. New Road contains many popular high street brands,
whereas the Gravesend Heritage Quarter has many smaller boutiques
that cater to individual tastes.
Gravesend has a number of educational facilities that range from
primary to secondary age. Gravesend Grammar School received good
reviews in its latest Ofsted report and the school also has a Sixth
Form college for A-level students.