Dartford local area guide

How is the Dartford market performing?

House prices in Dartford have increased 8.8% over the past 12 months.

Your Move for sale
Average property price in Dartford
£345,542
+8.8%
Last 12 months
+18.7%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Dartford covers.
Your Move to let
Average rental price in Dartford
£1,104
pcm
+4.5%
Last 12 months
+8.9%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Dartford in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Dartford?

Dartford is the primary town in the Kent Borough of Dartford and lies within close proximity to central London, Kent and the London Borough of Bexley. Dartford is a fantastic location for commuters (ZONE 8) with easy links to the M25, A2 and Dartford Crossing and benefits from its own railway station which enables commuters to access London on the new high speed rail service.

 

Local market

The Dartford property market is popular with both first time buyers and experienced buyers, and is also becoming increasingly popular with London buyers looking to move out of the city.

 

Shopping and leisure

Dartford is well-known for its famous shopping centre Bluewater, built in 1999 and located in the area of Greenhithe. Residents enjoy taking full advantage of Dartford traditional high street shopping and the Priory shopping centre. Dartford offers a night life in the town centre with a range restaurants and the chance to watch a show at the famous Orchard Theatre. Dartford is popular with everyone from children’s play groups to football teams such as Dartford FC.

Residents also enjoy taking full advantage of Dartford’s traditional high street shopping as well as the Priory, Orchard and Prospect Place shopping centres. Dartford offers a night life in the town centre with a range of restaurants, bars and the chance to watch a show at the famous Orchard Theatre.

 

Schools

Dartford is popular for many things from it’s children’s play groups and high OFSTED rated Primary Schools, popular Grammar Schools and College. Dartford Grammar School, once home to rock legend Mick Jagger, is known for its reputation and its educational excellence.

 

Properties

Among the most sought-after addresses is the popular Ingress Park development in Greenhithe, it’s history dating back to 1363 and being home to Ingress Abbey and found along the banks of the River Thames. The Darenth Park development is also a desirable location for experienced buyers and, more recently, Langley Square and St Clements Lakes have also caught the eye of first time buyers, investors and families.

The price of properties to rent in Dartford varies greatly due to the vast array of home styles; with studio flats starting at around £600 per calendar month, rising from between £750 and £1100 per calendar month for one bedroom flats, and £850 to £1500 for two bedroom flats. The prices of houses to rent also vary from between £900 and £2200 per calendar month depending on size and scope. The lettings market is fantastic in the Dartford area and has only grown in strength year after year. With increasing interest in the new build developments such as Langley Square and St Clements Lakes, the local rental sector is only going to grow in strength in the years to come.