As property prices in the capital continue to surge after the recent General Election, some London homebuyers are looking to Kent as a viable alternative to London due to the region's green open spaces, easy commute and excellent local schools.
This trend has been apparent at the Knights Wood development in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, a stylish collection of two, three, four and five bedroom new homes from award-winning property developer Dandara. Set in 205 acres of established Kentish woodland, Knights Wood was launched in June last year and of the 38 homes released in the first phase, almost 25% were sold to buyers from SE, BR (Bromley) and CR (Croydon) postcodes.
With all properties in this phase now sold, the second phase at Knights Wood – The Lanes – was launched in March this year and is again proving popular with buyers from London. To date, buyers from Docklands make up the second biggest group of purchasers by postcode area, after buyers from the local area.
Speaking of the popularity of Knights Wood, Susie Bennett, Sales Director for Knights Wood said,
We are pleased - but not surprised - that Knights Wood is proving popular with buyers moving out of London. These homes are fantastic value for money, offering a real combination of style, space and convenience.
Commuting to London
With High Brooms and Tunbridge Wells stations nearby, commuters have a choice of travelling to London Bridge, Cannon Street, Waterloo or Charing Cross stations, yet are still able to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and more relaxed pace of life that Tunbridge Wells offers.
So far, a high percentage of our buyers have been young couples aged between 30 and 40 years old, many of whom are delighted that a brand new school – the Skinners Kent Primary School – is currently being built on site. With a village square and local shops still to come, Knights Wood has been designed to ensure a real sense of community for everyone, from first-time buyers to down-sizers.