Coastal living and working is viable and affordable
We combine 23 miles of fantastic beaches and cliffs along the coast, glorious countryside in the Romney Marsh and North Downs with sophisticated urban living in Folkestone and Hythe to offer a great lifestyle. Folkestone is one of the sunniest places in the UK and Hythe has recently been named number one new housing hot spot in the UK. The average house price in Folkestone are around £195,000, it’s one of the few parts of Kent where you can still pick up a one-bedroom flat for £70,000.
There’s plenty of entertainment with theatres, such as The Quarterhouse theatre in Folkestone’s Old Town and award winning restaurants like Mark Sargeant’s Rocksalt at Folkestone Harbour. The thriving creative cluster at The Creative Quarter has kick-started an initiative to attract start up businesses to the coast and is becoming renowned for art shops, galleries and other creative businesses. Many of the historic buildings are being restored through the Folkestone Townscape Initiative funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
With access to London in just 53 minutes via HS1 and the Channel Tunnel terminal on your doorstep, this is a perfect place to live and work or start up a new business.
Perfect for Family life
With many new housing developments across the area there are plenty of excellent places to live. At Shorncliffe Heights on the edge of Folkestone, Taylor Wimpey are starting a development that will provide over 950 homes, a new primary school, improved sports facilities and public open space. If you prefer to be closer to Romney Marsh then the Martello Lakes scheme which has recently begun will be more for you. This development of 1,050 homes with a community centre and commercial space is west of Hythe.
With a range of high achieving grammar schools and academies for youngsters across the area, this is the perfect place to bring up a family.