Dartford

Dartford is the principal town in the Kent Borough of Dartford. The town is a bustling residential area popular with commuters into London. Dartford’s surrounding neighbourhoods – Wilmington, Joydens Wood, Hawley, Sutton at Hone, South Darenth, Greenhithe and Horton Kirby – are all looked after by the Robinson Jackson Dartford office and these areas have village-like atmospheres, offering more semi rural living.

Dartford’s mainline station is located in the town centre and offers regular rail services into London Bridge, Waterloo East, Charing Cross, Cannon Street and Victoria, taking around 35 minutes to reach central London. Farningham and Crayford each have their own train stations. Dartford is a main arterial road link, where the A2 meets the M25 at junction 2. This stretch of the motorway is marked by the QEII Dartford Bridge and Tunnel – both toll facilities that link Kent with Essex (for Lakeside Shopping Centre). A number of bus routes travel through Dartford, linking the town to Bluewater, Greenhithe and beyond, and also to North Kent and South East London.

Dartford is best known for the fully professional Orchard Theatre, which is located next to Waitrose in the town centre. Its varied programme of events spans live music, dance and theatre. The Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford is also home to theatrical and musical events, and bears the name of Dartford’s most famous past resident. Dartford also has a Victorian Park with the River Darenth running through it. Within the park is a running track, a play park and splash zone, and a band stand. The annual Dartford Festival is one of the town’s highlights. Dartford Heath offers open grass land popular with dog walkers and families; it is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dartford is home to Dartford Football Club, who play home matches at Princes Park Stadium and compete in the Blue Square Bet South league. Fairfield Pool & Leisure Centre is the place to keep fit and it also boasts a children’s soft play centre too.

Dartford is known for many good schools, including renowned grammar schools Dartford Grammar and Wilmington Grammar. Some of the schools in Dartford and its neighbouring villages include Haberdashers’ Askes Academy and West Hill Primary School.

You get value for money and with all the regeneration happening around, the potential for growth is huge. Here’s a snapshot of average sale and rental prices:

Dartford Average Rent Average Sale
1 Bed  £700 – £860 £120,000 – £187,000
2 Bed  £930 – £950 £170,000 – £260,000
3 Bed  £1100 – £1350 £180,000 – £330,000
4 Bed  £1500 – £1600 £450,000 – £480,000

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