New Homes in Maidstone
Welcome to Maidstone
From day trips to the capital to adventures in the countryside and retail therapy in the town centre, there’s plenty of variety close to the town of Maidstone. Located in Kent and within commuting distance of London, a new home in Maidstone could tick all the right boxes for you and your family, especially if you’re on the lookout for town living within easy reach of the capital.
A quick history
Maidstone dates back to Roman times, with a Roman road passing right through the town. Over the centuries Maidstone became a market town, and in the 19th century the town became known for the discovery of a dinosaur which is now displayed in the Natural History Museum in London.
Business and industry
Over the years, industries that have flourished in Maidstone include cloth making, brewing and quarrying, but today the town is home to a range of different employers, including Maidstone General Hospital, KEF Audio and Maidstone Borough Council. Many people also commute to London, where big businesses include HSBC, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Barclays.
Things to do in the area
If you enjoy a spot of retail therapy, Maidstone is home to The Mall and Fremlin Walk shopping centres. London is also within easy reach for day trips to Portobello Market, Covent Garden and Oxford Street. Historic sites in the local area include Leeds Castle, Maidstone Museum and The Historic Dockyard in Chatham, while other places of interest nearby include Kent Owl Academy, Mote Park and Cobtree Manor Park.
For families with young children, your new home in Maidstone is close to Maidstone Leisure Centre, Kent Life, Bluebell Hill Picnic Site and Silver Blades Ice Rink in Gillingham, so there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained nearby.
Travel and commuting
Located next to the M20 motorway and with its own train station, Maidstone is well-connected by both road and rail. The journey to London takes just one hour by train, while Ashford is a 30 minute train journey from the town, and Tunbridge Wells can be reached in 45 minutes by car, depending on traffic.
If you’re going abroad, you can catch a ferry from Dover or hop on the Eurostar at Ashford International, just a short drive away from your new home in Maidstone. If you want to fly, the journey to London Gatwick Airport takes under one hour by car.