New Homes in Swanscombe
Welcome to Swanscombe
Whether you’re exploring historic sites, taking the kids to the zoo or enjoying some retail therapy, there’s something for the whole family do to close to your new home in Swanscombe. Located in Kent just a short commute from Dartford, a new home in Swanscombe could just tick all the right boxes for your next move.
A quick history
The history of Swanscombe dates back to ancient times, with some bone fragments estimated to be around 400,000 years old. Discoveries from Anglo-Saxon and Roman time have been made in the area, while the Vikings later invaded and settled in the region. During the time of the Second World War, a Swanscombe came together as a community through hope and fear due to the proximity to London.
Business and industry
Swanscombe is close to a number of large Kent-based employers, including Laing O’Rourke in Dartford, BAE Systems in Rochester and Shepherd Neame in Faversham. A huge Paramount theme park is planned for Dartford, while Bluewater Shopping Centre employs a number of people in retail. The town is also within commuting distance of London, where big businesses include HSBC, IBM and Deloitte.
Things to do in the area
One of the main attractions near Swanscombe is the Bluewater Shopping Centre, where you’ll find high street and designer shops along with restaurants and a cinema. For families moving to the area, there are lots of kid-friendly attractions nearby including Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation and Pirate Cove Adventure Golf Park, while Swanscombe Heritage Park is ideal for a breath of fresh air with the little ones.
Other outdoor places to explore nearby include Beacon Wood Country Park and Shorne Woods Country Park, while golf fans practice their swing at Mid-Kent Golf Club and Dartford Golf Club. Essex Fire Museum, Thurrock Museum and The Orchard Theatre are also nearby.
Travel and commuting
Swanscombe is only a short drive away from Kent’s biggest towns, with the journey to both Dartford and Gravesend taking just 15 minutes by car, and the drive to Maidstone taking 30 minutes depending on traffic. If you’re commuting to London, the journey by train from Ebbsfleet International nearby takes just 20 minutes, while there’s also a slower train from Swanscombe to London Bridge.
If you’re going on holiday or taking a business trip, you can get to London Gatwick in just 40 minutes from your new home in Swanscombe, while Ebbsfleet International station connects the town to the European mainland by train.