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Maidstone Area Guide

Maidstone Area Guide

Living in Maidstone

Maidstone is the largest town in kent with its abundance of traditional Kentish villages and stunning countryside., The town centre boasts fantastic shopping, with an eclectic mix of unique stores and high street favourites. Maidstone is also the events capital of Kent, proudly hosting a vast selection and variety of great events each year.

Covering the ME14, ME15 and ME16 postcodes, Maidstone is perched on the edge of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kings Hill sits to its west, Loose to the south and Blue Bell Hill is just over the M20 to the north. Surrounding villages include Boughton Monchelsea, Otham, Bearsted, East Farleigh, Barming and Allington.

Our Branch

85 King Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1BG

Transport

Transport

Two railway stations: Maidstone East (for Victoria and Blackfriars) and Maidstone West (for St Pancras via Stratford and Ebbsfleet Int.)
Direct access to the M20 via junctions 5, 6, 7 and 8
Frequent bus services in and around Maidstone

Schools

Schools

The town covers a large geographical area, so the choice of schooling is impressive and includes three grammar schools. There’s a ‘find-a-school’ facility on every one of our online property listings, where you can filter schools by age, type and Ofsted rating.

Attractions

Attractions

Two flagship shopping centres, a thriving High Street, boutique-driven arcades and multiple farmers’ markets provide retail heaven but if you’re all shopped out, don’t panic. Visit the Maidstone Museum or Maidstone Leisure Centre; walk through Millennium River Park – a 10km stretch from Teston to Allington Lock – or explore Moat Park, where children’s play areas, a BMX track, a skate park, a model railway and sports facilities are set over 180 hectares of public space. The Lockmeadow Centre is Maidstone’s entertainment hub, with a cinema, bowling alley, trampoline park, bars and restaurants.

Property Prices

Average Property Price
£339,912
£371 per Square Foot
Price change
-2.3%
In the last 12 months
Price change
+10.9%
In the last 5 years
287 Properties Sold
In the last 12 months

Property prices by type

Detached

Average price
£609,512
Price changeLast 12 months
-0.0%
% of Market
15.7%

Semi Detached

Average price
£411,185
Price changeLast 12 months
-2.7%
% of Market
30.3%

Terraced

Average price
£293,142
Price changeLast 12 months
+1.5%
% of Market
27.9%

Flats

Average price
£181,017
Price changeLast 12 months
-6.6%
% of Market
26.1%

Rental market average price

Rental values
have changed by
-2.3%
In the last 12 months
How much do houses let for?
£1,401
Per calendar month
How much do flats let for?
£1,059
Per calendar month
What is the average
annual rental yield?
5.53%