Why live in Rochester?

Rochester Riverside Phase 1 & 2 river walk

Demand for property in Kent has been on the rise, with thousands of people deciding to relocate to the Home County in the past year alone, according to the latest data from Zoopla which found 22,000 properties have sold across Kent over the last 12 months.

The ‘Garden of England’ is proving popular due to its lower-than-London prices, whilst still holding commuter town status and being steeped in history. It boasts vast green spaces, a renowned cultural scene and offers excellent transport links to key travel hubs.

Home to our award-winning development Rochester Riverside, Rochester is a charming Medway town that has recently been named as one of the top three most in-demand places to live in Kent, with over 1,100 sales in the last year.

The historic town, dating back to the 1800s, was a favourite of author Charles Dickens, who used the area as background for some of his novels, such as The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Rochester Riverside is surrounded by a wealth of open spaces and a range of superb amenities, including independent shops, restaurants and cafes located on its lively high street, and is located just a three-minute walk away from Rochester train station which runs frequent train services into St Pancras International in just 33 minutes on the high-speed link, making it a popular choice for commuters.

The homes, many of which offer stunning views across the River Medway, Rochester Castle or Rochester Cathedral, offer the best of waterside living. This is becoming increasingly popular among those searching for a home with a healthy work-life balance, in a location that benefits both their mental and physical health.

Calin Dragut, a buyer at Rochester Riverside, said: “Having access to water is wonderful. In addition, there’s plenty of greenery, and I often see wildlife when I leave the house early in the morning. We have definitely missed being close to nature when we were living in the capital.”

Rochester is also proving an appealing location for families due to the variety of well-rated schools within the area, including Balfour Infant School and Junior Academy and King’s Rochester, and this is a top consideration for many. A new school, Rochester Riverside Church of England primary school is set to open on site in September 2022, with extensive facilities in the school grounds including an outdoor events stage, grass sports area and multi-use games area.

If you want to learn more about the range of homes at our award-winning development Rochester Riverside, please contact our sales team, who are always on hand to guide you on your homebuying journey, and our marketing suite and show apartment are open 10am – 5pm daily. Prices at Rochester Riverside start at £287,500 for a two-bedroom apartment.