The Case for Commuting from Kent

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With the advent of the Hi-Speed (HS1) rail service, introduced in 2009, passengers have been travelling in relative comfort between the South East coast of Kent and Central London in little less than an hour.

With London house prices more than double the national average, commuters are prepared to travel further distances from their place of work in the capital, venturing further afield from the outer suburbs and setting up home in the coastal regions of South East Kent.

Recent research within the Estate Agent’s industry has revealed commuter ‘hot spots’ in the South East that are attracting home buyers in their increasing numbers, willing to travel up to an hour by train to Central London.

One of the most popular top ten ‘hot spots’ for commuters is Folkestone, Kent, a traditional English seaside town, surrounded by areas of natural outstanding beauty and amenities that go to make for a very comfortable lifestyle. The beautifully kept green swathes of the Leas with its cliff top walks and magnificent views across the English Channel to France are a feature of the town.

Folkestone is a town of contrasts, with its magnificent Edwardian mansion blocks and hotels, modern shopping mall and a cobble stoned high street. Enjoy afternoon tea in the splendour of the Edwardian Grand hotel, or sumptuous dining at the renowned Rocksalt restaurant overlooking the harbour. Experience all that Folkestone has to offer as a traditional seaside town or venture further afield with a trip to France and the continent via the Channel Tunnel that resides on the outskirts of the town.

Folkestone, approximately 70 miles from the capital, has a choice of two mainline railway stations, Central and West, with a rail journey time of under an hour to London St Pancras. Domestic lines also operate from the Folkestone stations direct to London Charing Cross.

Folkestone has it all, a relaxing lifestyle for busy commuters who can live within an hour from their places of work in the Capital.