Nestled just outside the M25, between the A2 and M20 is the semi rural village of Longfield which offers the ideal escape from city life whilst still remaining within a reasonable commuting distance to London. It offers a High Street that boasts a London bound train service along with an impressive selection of shops that includes a Waitrose, Co-Op, Doctors, Dentists, Vets, Restaurants and a Pub. The local Longfield Academy is well respected whilst Bluewater and Ebbsfleet are only within a few miles.
Branch Manager Lee Goodall advises "This region has quickly become extremely popular for those within South East London looking for somewhere more leafy but without cutting ties completely. It offers a more rural feel but still within a short distance of the A2/M25/M20 plus Bluewater and Ebbsfleet. The "Townies" (those migrating from London boroughs) have had a positive impact on local property prices in the last ten years, but these buyers still feel they are getting plenty of value for money compared to the areas they are coming from."
Here are some of the fantastic villages in this region:
The village of Hartley, also mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1066 like Longfield, offers many impressive larger homes and benefits from the local Hartley Country Club with its fabulous grounds, and the respected Hartley Primary School.
Southfleet is a petite semi rural village offering a rural feel with its own farm shop, whilst just stones throw to the A2.
Bean is another petite village set within close proximity to Bluewater and Beacon Wood Country Park.
Istead Rise is a fairly modern development surrounded by fields with some of the more elevated roads offering fabulous views over rolling countryside.
Bean Fawkham and Ash combine individual homes and rural living with many homes occupying generous plots and some with equestrian facilities.
New Ash Green is a haven for first time buyers, being a development of mainly 2/3 bed homes, set within woodland.
Meopham offers vastly varied homes, a London bound train service, a Village Green accommodating cricket with overlooking pubs and the respected Meopham Secondary School.
The neighbouring Culverstone Green shares many of Meophams amenities, itself offering real mix of homes, many in leafy/secluded settings, and its own respected primary school.
Vigo is a mainly 1970's leafy development of small/medium sized family homes which borders the fabulous Trosley Country Park, on the North Downs.
Venita Bird, Senior Sales Consultant has lived in several local spots. "The leafy feel along with numerous local amenities made it the ideal choice for me when moving out from within the M25. There are plenty of locations for enjoyable dog walks. I can see first hand why this region has become so popular. It seems that TV programs like "Escape to the Country" inspire home movers to move out a little further to get a quieter lifestyle near some countryside, whilst still commuting into London or neighbouring towns for work. Also, with more people now working from home it has resulted in more moving out this way."
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