House Removals Maidstone
Maidstone is a county town in Kent, 32 miles south-east of London. It is a springboard for superb countryside, with many taking to the chalky ridge of the Kent Downs of a weekend for a walk to Dover. If shopping is more your thing, you can indulge in big-brand retail therapy at Fremlin Walk shopping centre
With the Britannia Bearsbys office located just 13 minutes away from Maidstone in nearby Aylesford, we couldn’t be better positioned to help you with your move to or from Maidstone! With exceptional expertise and friendly service, we can help your move go without a hitch, and can also provide a range of storage solutions.
Moving to Maidstone
Although town centre living doesn’t appeal to everyone, the nooks of terraces and period homes between town and Mote Park are irresistible to some. For family suburbs, Loose and Buckland Lane have some great properties. For Victorian and Edwardian detached properties, head to the patch of Maidstone between Royal Engineers’ Road and Sittingbourne Road. There are new builds and more modern suburbs in in the north and east, towards Bearsted and Penenden Heath.
Detached properties can range in price anywhere from £200,000 to £450,000 – with the swanky ones heading up nearer £850,000. Semis, £150,000 to £450,000 and terraces, £130,000 to £250,000. Flats tend to have asking prices between £75,000 and £170,000.
Schools in Maidstone
There are seven primary schools in Maidstone, with all having fantastic reputations. Brunswick House, Sandling, Loose Junior, St John’s C of E, Senacre Wood and Roseacre were all awarded ‘good’ from HMIE. The standout primary, however, is ‘outstanding’ Allington.
Oakwood Park Grammar is a ‘good’ secondary school, but benefits from an ‘outstanding’ sixth form. Maidstone Grammar for Girls and Boys is ‘outstanding’ as is Valley Park Community.
In terms of higher education, MidKent College has a campus in Maidstone. Many who live Maidstone commute to universities in London.
Maidstone Transport Links
With the M20 to the north of Maidstone, travelling further afield is easy. Ashford is just a 30-minute drive away, Folkestone 40 minutes and the M25, 30 minutes. Getting into central London can be a little bit more tedious, but journey times are usually 1 hour 20 minutes. The M2 to Thanet is 8 miles north of Maidstone.
There are trains twice hourly from Maidstone East to London St Pancras. Although one change is needed, the journey is just over an hour. London Victoria is a direct train and under an hour in journey time. Ashford is easily accessible by train too, with trains twice hour and taking only 30 minutes.