Seven new parks will be spread around Ebbsfleet Garden City, transforming pre-existing lakes and quarries into beautiful spots for walking, biking, sailing, kayaking and more. The historic waterfront along the River Thames will be opened up, with a new promenade giving public access to the area for the first time in a century.
Ebbsfleet has also been designated a 'healthy new town' by NHS England. Amongst a host of clever ideas, this means plenty of green outdoor spaces and a network of footpaths and cycleways to link every part of the city.
A quick 7-minute drive or leisurely 45-minute walk away, Bluewater is one of the UK's biggest and best shopping centres, boasting a wide array of premium and everyday brands, plus lots of fun leisure options. The development is also serviced by the Fastrack bus that links you directly to Bluewater only 4 stops from home.
Whether you love spending Saturdays browsing for designer clothes and eating out, or catching the latest blockbuster at the cinema in a plush VIP seat, Unity Gardens offers it all on your doorstep.
Stores include everything from John Lewis, Superdry and Ralph Lauren to Apple, Kiehl's and H&M Home. There are also more than 60 places to eat and drink, a 17-screen cinema, Gravity trampoline park and 50 acres of parkland.
London may be only 18 minutes away from your new home but this corner of Kent boasts just as much choice of activity, and closer to home.
Dartford offers an excellent range of dining and entertainment options. Enjoy authentic Italian at nearby Le Tre Sorelle before heading to the Orchard Theatre for a play, gig or comedy night.
Vegan Antics over in nearby Gravesend gets rave reviews from vegans and non-vegans alike. Pop by for one of their famous shakes – and don't be surprised if you end up staying for a vegan bacon and cheese panini and chocolate brownie.
For fantastic education at every age, you'll find few places better than Kent. The county offers excellent state primary and secondary schools, including a host of top grammars, and an impressive range of private options.