|Homes sold in the last 12 months||293||190||54||394|
|Average house prices||£161,279||£231,206||£333,738||£194,192|
Dartford is far more than just a commuter town for London, situated just 16 miles away. It has a long and fascinating cultural and religious history dating back to its time as a market town in the mediaeval era. The River Darent flows through the town centre which is situated in a valley, adding to the town's overall charm. Famously known for the Dartford Tunnel which links with Thurrock across the River Thames, the town has benefited from incoming hi-tech industries and manufacturing bases. Property in Dartford to buy and rent is varied, ranging from Victorian terraces to apartments, conversions, new build in the surrounding area, and family semi and detached villas. Popular with commuters, the variety of properties makes this town an attractive residential option.
Dartford Heath is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is of enormous archaeological and environmental significance. The area certainly lives up to its reputation for being located within "the garden of England." It's the ideal base for visiting seaside resorts or the famous White Cliffs of Dover, or you can hop over the channel to France or Belgium from the ports in the Kent area. Boasting two excellent shopping centres - The Priory and The Orchard - Dartford offers a whole host of retail chains and individual shops to suit the discerning shopper. A good selection of bars, restaurants and cafes keep the town bustling with visitors and locals alike.
The M20 and M2 give easy access to London or the international ports of Kent, and a fully integrated rail system makes Dartford an ideal base. Its location near all London airports is an added bonus, as is the eponymous Dartford Tunnel. Dartford is much more than just a commuter town. Excellent links with the south of England and the international ports make the town a highly appealing residential area, with something to offer at all levels.
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