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One of the largest towns in Kent, Gillingham is an important retail centre for residents in the Medway area and North Kent in general. Previously known for its military and links with the historic dockyards in Chatham, Gillingham today, is more well known for Gillingham Football Club and being the most populated Medway Town.
Made up of the villages of Brompton, Hempstead, Wigmore and Rainham, Gillingham encompasses the combination of the greater Medway region. With a population of over 100,000 people, Gillingham is one of the fastest growing towns in Kent and is a popular commuter town for those working in London and further around the South East.
About Britannia Bearsbys Gillingham Removals
Britannia Bearsbys have been running a Gillingham removals service for over 30 years. Located 12 miles from Gillingham, Britannia Bearsbys is perfectly located to serve customers in the town and the surrounding area.
The house removal service includes an extensive pre-move survey allowing Britannia Bearsbys to tailor the move to meet your needs. Throughout the move, customers can utilise Britannia Bearbys home storage service.
Moving to Gillingham
Here at Britannia Bearsbys, we are proud to provide a first-class removal service designed to meet the personal needs of every customer we work with. With an expert and well-trained team, Britannia Bearsbys pride itself on making the removal process as stress-free as possible, guiding and assisting you through every part of your move to, from or around Gillingham.
On average property prices in Gillingham have witnessed a period of sustained growth for the past five years, creating an extremely prosperous market. Across the town, the average property price has increased by 26% since 2014 and currently stand at £270, 771.
The breakdown in property types provides an interesting insight into the cost of living within the town. For residents looking to buy or sell a detached property, they should expect an average valuation of £453,934 a slight drop in 2018. For smaller semi-detached or terraced property, property prices on average are recorded between £220,00 – £290,00. Due to its locality to London and its transport links, those looking to us Gillingham as a commuter base can expect to see flats range between £160,00 to £180,000.
For those looking at properties outside of Gillingham, prices do increase as you head into the outer suburbs and villages. This is seen with Rainham, where the average property price is just over £300,000.
Transport Links in Gillingham
Trains: Gillingham has a train station on the Chatham Main line. Located between Chatham and Rainham the station is just 35 miles down the line from London Victoria, making it perfect for those who need to commute into London.
The station was revamped in 2012 making it more aesthetically pleasing with a large number of its facilities being modernised.
Busses: Gillingham falls under a number of Medway bus routes making it easy to get around not just the town but surrounding areas as well. There are a number of bus services that run regularly along routes to nearby towns and villages.
Car: While it is normally very easy to get to and from Gillingham via car there are some exceptions. Gillingham F.C. can at times attract large amounts of traffic if they are hosting a big rival team. It is always optimal to keep up to date with the team’s schedule to avoid any unnecessary traffic jams.
Things to do In Gillingham
Gillingham is seen to be the retail centre of the Medway region of Kent. Alongside regular Markets in the centre of the town, Gillingham is home to one of the major out-of-town retail parks home to several large retail stores including Tesco’s, Furniture Village and dreams. With excellent connections to the A2, the Gillingham Retail Park has relatively easy access.
Gillingham and Medway’s history is stooped within the Military and maritime connections. This distinct unique history of the region is a popular attraction for visitors with the Historic Dockyard, the Chatham Dockyard and Royal Engineers Museum.
Today Gillingham is more known for its football team, Gillingham FC or commonly known as the Gills. Currently playing in League One, home fans are treated visiting teams such as Ipswich, Peterborough and Portsmouth to the famous Priestfield stadium. Holding 11,000 fans, Gillingham regularly receives fantastic home support throughout the season.
Gillingham has a wide selection of schools available for parents to choose from. Families moving to the area will have little problem finding a suitable school close to their home, something that can be a problem in smaller towns. A large number of these schools were awarded the best Ofsted rating available of ‘outstanding’.
A grand total of 11 Primary schools and 5 Secondary schools within a 3-mile radius of Gillingham received this rating in the latest 2018 Ofsted reports.