Swanscombe,is located along the A2 corridor between the busy towns of Dartford and Gravesend. All three areas offer great transport links into London, across the South East and into Europe. Swanscombe has many open spaces and public parks, and is surprisingly quiet given it is situated within a few hundred yards of Ebbsfleet International Station. The international station is where the Eurostar will whisk you to Paris and beyond, while the high speed commuter train takes only 17 minutes to London St Pancras.
Bluewater Shopping Centre, situated in Greenhithe and on the borders of Swanscombe and Bean, attracts around 28 million visitors a year. There are over 300 stores and thousands of free car parking spaces. As well as being a shopping destination, Bluewater is also an entertainment hub. There are over 50 bars, cafés and restaurants, a 13-screen cinema, two 18-hole crazy golf courses, pedalos for hire on the lake, outdoor play areas, a climbing wall and an off-road driving experience. Opening soon is an events arena that will bring music, comedy and exhibitions to Bluewater.
There are several public parks with play areas and sports facilities throughout the Greenhithe area, in addition to two gyms, squash courts and a leisure centre in Swanscombe. Schools in the immediate area include Bean Primary School, Craylands Primary School, Manor Community School, Knockhall Primary School, Stone St Mary Primary School and Swan Valley Secondary School.
Swanscombe has an over ground railway station, which have frequent services to London Bridge, Cannon Street, Waterloo East, Charing Cross and Lewisham (for the DLR). Journey times into central London take around 45 minutes. Ebbsfleet International, with high speed trains to St Pancras (17 minutes) and the Eurostar to Europe, is a 20 minute walk from Swanscombe or a short bus journey from Greenhithe. The M25, Dartford Tunnel and A2 are within a couple of miles of Greenhithe, and Swanscombe. A commuter coach service to the City of London stops along the A2 between Bean and Greenhithe. There are also many local bus routes serving the area, including the Fast Track bus from Dartford to Gravesend via Ebbsfleet.
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:
|Swanscombe||Average Rent||Average Sale|
|1 Bed||£600 – £650||£140,000 – £150,000|
|2 Bed||£700 – £780||£170,000 – £180,000|
|3 Bed||£850 – £1000||£210,000 – £220,000|
|4 Bed||£1100 – £1400||£220,000 – £250,000|
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