13 Mar

Sittingbourne may offer commuters flexibility

Sittingbourne may offer commuters flexibility

The Kent town of Sittingbourne may be the ideal choice for those who work in London but wish to get a bit more for their money.

Commuters should look at property for sale in Sittingbourne when researching possible new areas to relocate to as it has great transport links to central London, as well as offering a more laid-back atmosphere - making it ideal for those planning to settle down.

Close to 59,000 people live in the town and it has become a real option for those trying to balance work commitments with day-to-day family life.

Sittingbourne's train station offers direct links to London Victoria and St Pancras - with the commute taking around an hour - and there are regular services throughout the day so parents can be home for their children's bedtime. It also makes it easy to pop up to the capital for a day out.

For those with families, education is always a top priority and Kent's grammar system means there are a real mix of opportunities at secondary level compared to other UK regions.

Sittingbourne is home to a number of primary schools and older children tend to attend Fulston Manor School, Sittingbourne Community College or The Westlands School - while boys can also apply to Borden Grammar School and girls can sit entrance exams for Highsted Grammar School.

In terms of weekend activities, the Swallows Leisure Centre is a key attraction. It has plenty of facilities, including three swimming pools, a state of the art fitness suite, two workout studios offering around 50 classes a week, a creche and a cafe. There are also plenty of clubs to join, including a popular football league.

Sittingbourne is also home to a number of cafes and restaurants and hosts a weekly Friday market. Younger children will also love the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway and the 52-hectare Milton Creek Country Park, which has a number of great play spaces and nature trails for everyone to enjoy.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801703267-ADNFCR

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