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Located on the North-coast of Kent, Whitstable is the quintessential English fishing town dating back 100s of years. This small town, famous for its oysters, is located 5 miles away from the historic city of Canterbury and 2 miles from the seaside town of Herne Bay.
Previously known for its busy harbour and fishing hub on the Kent coast, today Whitstable has a range of boutique shops, small art galleries and restaurants located along its famous beachfront and harbourside; providing a unique bohemian feel to this small town. Combining the unique culture, excellent transport links and the range of properties available, Whitstable is a fantastic town for those looking for a quieter way of life.
Moving to Whitstable
Due to Whitstable’s rich past, the range of properties available to prospective buyers is vast, with a combination of 18th-century townhouses, Victorian terraces, large country homes, and modern newbuilds. With the range of properties available, there is a distinct difference in the prices for properties within Whitstable.
Compared to other small towns in Kent, Whitstable has a relatively high average asking price for property in the town. After witnessing a 28% increase in property prices (2014-2019), the average property price sits at £387,885. However as mentioned, the prices of property vary between size and age. For a detached property in Whitstable, those looking to buy will expect to pay a premium of between £490,000 – £500,000 (the price is heavily dependent on the number of bedrooms and available space). Semi-detached properties are slightly more affordable, but in comparison to the rest of Kent are at the top end of prices, with an average price paid of £352,840.
In line with Whitstable rich history, traditional Victorian terraced houses are prominent around the town. Previously owned by a large amount of fisherman and railway workers who called Whitstable home, today they are a popular choice with young professionals and first-time buyers, with an average price of £336,229. Flats in the town sold for an average of £234,829.
What to do in Whitstable
Along with Folkestone and Margate, modern-day Whitstable is renowned for its collection of boutique shops, restaurants and art galleries. Incorporating its rich maritime and railway history into the essence of the town, it is safe to say Whitstable has a unique and inviting feeling for all ages.
Combining its main beaches; West and Tankerton Beach along with the traditional harbour front and vibrant Highstreet and back streets, there is something for everyone packed together in this small seaside town. This combination and essence of the sea has provided Whitstable with a fantastic culinary scene and has been the basis for brilliant restaurants such as the Maritime Hotel, Crab and Winkle and the famous Dolphin Pub.
Moving away from the sea, Whitstable is located only a couple of miles away from the historic Canterbury which you can easily get to by bus, car or if you fancy a bike ride, the famous Crab and Winkle way links the two.
Whitstable Transport Links
For a small town Whitstable is well connected:
- Trains: With its own train station, with services to Margate, Faversham and London – if needed Canterbury has two mainline stations.
- Buses: There is a bus to Canterbury every half hour.
- Driving: By road, Whitstable is easily accessed from the M2 via the A299. With great access routes, it is only 20 minutes to Canterbury, 30 minutes to Margate, the M25 in 45 minutes.
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