Living in Ashford (Kent)
Ashford is a forward-thinking town; its international rail links bring a cosmopolitan vibe and its ‘shared space’ scheme allows pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to exist happily together. But with that said, its weather-boarded cottages along with the Georgian and Jacobean buildings throughout medieval Middle Row prove that Ashford still works to retain its still-vibrant past.
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Ashford (Kent) is best known for…
Ashford is best known for its International Station, which allows you to get to Paris and Brussels on the Eurostar. Its fast train into central London can get you there within about 37 minutes. Ashford also used to be a thriving cattle market town and was also a transport hub during WW1.
Ashford is located within its own borough of Ashford. Nearby attractions Ashford offers various shopping opportunities, particularly at the enormous Designer Outlet which attracts shoppers from all over the UK. It’s also close to the renowned light railway in Hythe where you can ride and admire original steam trains – it’s a great day out for the whole family.
The International Station offers a Southeastern fast train into central London, as well as the Eurostar to both Brussels and Paris. Ashford is also located near the M20 motorway, offering access to London, Maidstone and Folkestone. There’s also various A roads that lead to neighbouring areas like Canterbury, Tenterden, Faversham, Romney Marsh and Hastings.
Sports and leisure facilities
The main sports and leisure facility in Ashford is the Julie Rose Stadium, which is one of the finest athletics facilities in the country and home to the Ashford Athletic club. It also incorporates a fully equipped gym, boasting up to date equipment with a quiet, intimate atmosphere. Group fitness classes are open to all members as well.
Our favourite places
We love eating and drinking out in the local area, particularly at Amici, The Old Mill and the Blue and White Café. We’re also all big fans of the designer outlet shopping centre!
Our Branch Manager for haart Ashford Estate Agents comments:
“I absolutely love Ashford because it’s so versatile and has become a metropolitan of culture, diversity and progression. It’s gone from a small market town to a hub for all walks of life.”
Our Branch Manager for haart Ashford Lettings Agents comments:
“Ashford is the ideal area to live, due to its excellent links to London and the close proximity to everything a commuter or family needs. There are local shopping outlets, cinema complexes, restaurants and a thriving town centre. Ashford has a very versatile environment, with the hustle and bustle of the town centre and a short drive away from idyllic village walks, We love Ashford!”