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A large town found in the North of Kent, Gillingham is well known for the successes of its football team, Gillingham Football Club. The town has a population of over 100,000 people and is nestled on the river Medway.
Gillingham is one of several Medway Towns, the biggest being Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Rainham. It was formed after a number of communities sprung up along the great lines, a complex network of open spaces that connected what was previously a military barracks to the railway station. These communities eventually merged together and formed Gillingham.
The Great Lines now have a Heritage park that proudly shows off the military history of the surrounding areas. A number of forts and military lines can be found between in the channels between Chatham, Gillingham, Brompton and the Historic Dockyard.
Moving to Gillingham
House prices are, on average, steadily rising in the Town of Gillingham. The area saw a 25% increase from 2015 to 2018 as average property value rose from £210,015 to £262, 378.
Despite this increase, it is still cheaper to move to Gillingham than some of the other closer towns. Rainham, Wigmore and Hempstead currently all have an average house price that is drastically higher by up to £121,000.
At Britannia Bearsbys we can help you move into whatever property is right for you. Our well-trained team will be there to make it as quick and smooth as possible, no matter where in Gillingham you plan to move to.
We have a number of different options available to help our customers with any additional needs they might have. With office removals and extra storage space up for grabs, you won’t be caught short with Bearsbys.
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 has a number of maritime and military connections with the popular visitor attraction, the Historic Dockyard. Only a mile away in Chatham the dockyard is a great family day out running numerous events and adventures.
Gillingham also has a Royal Engineers Museum that covers the areas entire military engineer’s history from 1066 up until the present day.
In the museum, visitors can see a number of different galleries complete with bombs, armaments, vehicles and weapons.
Gillingham F.C. is currently in the EFL League One, a high standard of professional football. Their stadium can fit up to 11,000 supporters and attracts visitors from all over the country. Attending the clubs games can be a great experience for sports fans.
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.