According to a recent survey, two places in Kent are among the best places to live in the UK. Both Canterbury and Faversham were named among the country’s top ten best towns. Garrington, a property search firm, conducted the research and ranked each town and city in the UK based on a number of factors. Estate agents in Canterbury said that the natural beauty, architectural attractiveness, and quality of life were used to evaluate towns and cities. We’ve all spent a lot more time at home and in our hometown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It has made us appreciate the things we may have neglected before to the outbreak, as well as given us a wake-up call about what within the house requires urgent love and attention.
We’ve all spent a lot more time strolling about our homes this year because travel was prohibited for significant swaths of the year. Residents of Canterbury and Faversham appear to have chosen a nice location to be shut down. Canterbury was voted the best city in Kent and the fifth best city in the UK. It was ranked 31st in terms of architectural beauty and 58th in terms of quality of life. The average family house costs £480,000, making it one of the most expensive areas to live in the UK. There are some amazing properties for sale in Faversham that might interest you if you wish to live in one of the best neighbourhoods in the country.
While Faversham was chosen the 11th best location to live in the country, it was scored higher than Canterbury in terms of architectural beauty (24th), but far worse in terms of quality of life and natural beauty. While Faversham was chosen the 11th best location to live in the country, it was scored higher than Canterbury in terms of architectural beauty (24th), but far worse in terms of quality of life and natural beauty.
A quiet environment
This is ideal for you if you enjoy things that are a little quieter and slower paced, especially in the summer. It’s convenient to have bustling cities on your doorstep, but it’s also pleasant to be able to return home to somewhere a little quieter and slower-paced.
The high street in Faversham is ideal for a pub crawl, and any town that is home to Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame, has to provide. So it’s good at night and holds up its end of the bargain during the day. The oldest market town in Kent still holds three weekly markets, which is perfect because being outside is thought to decrease the spread of coronavirus. The high street is lined with independent businesses, galleries, inns, and tea rooms, making it truly uniquely British.
The Hop Festival, however, is what most Kent residents identify with Faversham. The free street festival, which takes place over the course of a weekend, is one of the largest in the southeast, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. There will be musical music on five stages, arts & crafts, Morris dancers, street entertainers, a funfair, and a street market. It pays homage to the town’s history by harkening back to the traditional hop harvest celebrations. It is, nevertheless, a lovely and calm market town for the remaining 363 days of the year.
Faversham is a popular choice for families because of its excellent schools and diverse range of activities for children. In the heart of town, there’s a large indoor and outdoor pool, a playground, and a fantastic children’s park to explore. Walkers will enjoy a leisurely stroll through the park, and there are lots of other scenic spots to explore in the surrounding region.
In reality, it is thriving today, with innumerable visitors flocking to its magnificent church. It also boasts a number of other gorgeous structures, as well as some excellent schools and affordable housing. It’s no surprise that thousands of London families relocate here each year. Canterbury is a fantastic staging place for coast and country, in addition to its high-speed commuter linkages back to the capital.
Even Georgian architecture is so reasonably priced that the annual commuter train cost becomes bearable — and worthwhile for a city slicker who nonetheless desires a city centre with hipster-friendly cafés and wine bars.
From Canterbury West to St Pancras International, High Speed 1 services take 51 minutes.
Canterbury is beautiful, and the streets of The King’s Mile, within the city walls, are lined with largely independent shops, cafés, and restaurants.
The High Street brings in all the chains you’ll ever need. Canterbury has a thriving cultural scene, including the new Marlowe Theatre and the Gulbenkian Arts Centre’s theatre, cinema, and bar.
There is a wide range of primary schools to choose from. Ofsted has given St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School and Sturry Church of England Primary School “excellent” ratings. The schools’ watchdog gives high grades to Barton Court Grammar School and Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys for older kids who pass the 11-plus.