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Gillingham local area guide

How is the Gillingham market performing?

House prices in Gillingham have increased 6.4% over the past 12 months.

Your Move for sale
Average property price in Gillingham
£236,000
+6.4%
Last 12 months
+15.0%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Gillingham covers.
Your Move to let
Average rental price in Gillingham
£838
pcm
-9.2%
Last 12 months
+5.9%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Gillingham in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Gillingham?

Gillingham is a friendly and diverse place. The High Street has a thriving market on Mondays and Saturdays. There are excellent transport links and fabulous leisure facilities. Over recent years the area has become something of an investor hot spot. Close to London yet still with relatively low property prices, the area over the last 10 years has seen great investment and development.

 

Properties

Gillingham has a wide range of property styles and ages. Much of central Gillingham is of the Victorian era. Brompton offers Georgian architecture in some amazing splendour. Darland is a very sought after area with simply stunning view over the banks. The area is still competitive on price making this an investment hotspot. Property can still be snapped up under the £100,000 mark ranging to in excess of £500,000 in the prestige areas.

 

History

The town is known for producing the famous Jubilee Clip. To this day it is still being produced locally.

Gillingham has an array of architecture from different eras. From the Victorian and Edwardian terraces to the ultra modern penthouse apartments and townhouses. Brompton is splashed with Georgian Grandeur. Darland is mixed with traditional Edwardian to 1950's builds to Modern Colonial style on the New Darland development. Woodlands Road, Valley Road, Chicago are in the 1930's.

 

Local market

Gillingham has many times been pitched as an investment hotspot due to the competitive price of property. Converted apartments and houses for refurbishment can unbelievably still be picked up under the stamp duty threshold of £125,000. The likes of the prestige period homes can fetch upward of £500,000. Property in this location does tend to move fast.

The rental market is fast paced in Gillingham. Students, hospital and university workers have seen demand soar over the years. For students we have a specialist student department. Whether you are looking by the room, for a family home or job relocation, we are the leading Letting Agent in Gillingham. We can offer expert advice from a knowledgeable team. Prices range from £500pcm for a small flat typically to in excess of £2000pcm.

 

Retail and hospitality

Gillingham has many new facilities, and is very up and coming for nightlife. There is still a lively High Street. The traditional market is still a popular fixture on a Monday and Saturday with an expansive range of stalls. Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre is in the ME7 Postcode with a selection of High Street Retailers. There are a number of new places to dine in the Waterfront are with many more still planned.

 

Sports and leisure

The Olympic Park was built for London 2012 and has Olympic scale athletics tracks and facilities. Gillingham has a beautiful park surrounded by some imposing period properties. The Strand is by the Waterfront and offers children play facilities, an outdoor swimming and paddling pool for the summer months and even a manmade beach. The Marina has a gym and is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The historic dockyard is within a short driving distance.

 

Transport

Transport routes in and out of the Medway Towns have vastly improved over the years. Trains now run into the city within the hour. Cannon Street, London Bridge, Victoria and now the high speed St Pancras link are all accessible from Gillingham mainline station. Buses regularly run in and around the Medway Towns and to Bluewater. The improved transportation is vastly aiding the rebirth of this fabulous town.