Gravesend

Gravesend is situated on the borders of the Medway Towns and is approximately six miles from the M25. It is conveniently located for easy access to London and offers the benefits of both a busy shopping town and a tranquil semi-rural village. Landmarks include the Pocahontas statue, the pier and the clock tower. Gravesend is very multi-cultural and boasts the biggest Sikh temple in Europe. Nearby Gravesham is a very historical area that has very strong links with Charles Dickens.

Gravesend and the surrounding areas have something for all ages and cultures. If it’s the outdoors you enjoy then you can visit one of several country parks, including Shorne Country Park – a large ancient woodland site where you can enjoy nature trails, adventure play areas, educational programmes about nature and wildlife, fishing and an eco-friendly coffee shop. One of the more famous attractions in Gravesend is the burial site of Princess Pocahontas in St. Georges Church. In 1958 a bronze statue of Pocahontas was unveiled in the St. George’s Church gardens, which has attracted many visitors over the years. Gravesend also has its own Blue Square Premier Football Team – Ebbsfleet United.

The town of Gravesend and surrounding local villages have a selection of nurseries, pre-schools, private, comprehensive and grammar schools in the vicinity. These include Gravesend Girls Grammar School, Gravesend Boys Grammar School, Northfleet School for Girls and Northfleet Technology College.

Over the last few years a vast amount of money has been spent on developing and improving roads and transport links in and around the area. Gravesend is the stop before Ebbsfleet International Station so the town benefits from this new high speed rail connection. It is now possible to travel into St. Pancras International from Gravesend in just 17 minutes. Going in the opposite direction you can be in Paris in a little as two hours. Trains from Gravesend also run into London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross. There are direct bus routes to Bluewater and major towns in Kent like Dartford and Rochester. The A2 passes through Gravesend and offers a direct road route into Central London or out Canterbury and the M25.

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:

Gravesend Average Rent Average Sale
1 Bed  £500 – £1000 £150,000 – £175,000
2 Bed  £1000 – £1200 £250,000 – £300,000
3 Bed  £1000 – £1350 £300,000 – £400,000
4 Bed  £1600 – £1800 £550,000 – £600,000

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