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Canterbury a hot-spot for leaving Londoners

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  • With Millwood’s new development Polo Field in Canterbury launching soon, Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes explains why Canterbury is top choice, especially for homebuyers leaving London.

    Canterbury is steeped in history dating back to medieval times. Its Cathedral is one of the oldest Christian sites in England and a World Heritage site, which stands tall over the city. Alongside its rich historic buildings and quaint cobbled streets, Canterbury is a bustling and thriving city, drawing homebuyers to the area.

    Renowned for its prestige education choices, the city is home to three universities and a good selection of local schools for families making the move. The city centre offers extensive shopping and leisure opportunities for socialising too. To top it all, Canterbury is surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland, and is a short distance from the popular Kent seaside resorts including Whitstable and Herne Bay.

    The trend of buyers moving down to Kent from London continues to grow as house prices in the capital rise. This has certainly been the case in the picturesque north Kent fishing towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay and nearby Canterbury, with 3,700 Londoners moving into these areas in 2017 alone. Canterbury is just one of the county’s many historic towns and is currently experiencing vast improvements and expanding residential bases.

    The thousands of homebuyers that have moved to Canterbury and its surrounds over the past year prove this region is a favourable location for London leavers, seeking quality homes and more rural surroundings. There are endless prospects drawing people to the area, including excellent road and rail links and high employment rates, making Canterbury an attractive place for professionals and commuters to relocate to. This with the mix of good schools and colleges also add to its appeal for growing families.

    At Millwood, we have a selection of current developments located across Kent already proving popular with London leavers and we will soon be launching our new collection of beautiful homes at Polo Field,

    less than three miles from the centre of Canterbury.


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