4 Nov

Gravesend: Commute from the countryside

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 Natural Beauty.

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.

 

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