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Property Update: Top seaside town property hotspot 2017 back


The housing market is frequently changing, with property prices rising and falling, and property hotspots ever competing for the number one spot in terms of value and location.

Earlier on in the year, Folkestone and Margate were both named as one of ‘the coolest’ places to live in the country by The Times, with Margate previously being named as ‘one of the South East’s best places to live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times.

However, Margate has now been pipped to the post by its quietly confident Thanet rival, as it has recently been revealed that Broadstairs has now been named the top seaside town property hotspot of 2017, with the highest price increase rising 10.45 % since 2016. Leaving its better known peer and previous number one at 5th place in the ranking, below Essex, Devon and Cornwall! The top 5 seaside towns to live is dominated by towns located on the South East and South West coastline, with several being new entrants following recent investments and regeneration.

So why has Broadstairs slowly risen in popularity over the last year? Broadstairs has always been a popular location to visit for Londoners and out-of-towners alike, with a ‘retro beach resort’ feel, immersed in Dickensian history, and 15 sandy bays spanning 19 miles of Thanet coastline, most of the popular being in Broadstairs.

Broadstairs is a popular destination for visitors but what about living there? Broadstairs offers close proximity to London (the fastest journey time being 1 hour 22 minutes on the train) in addition to a strong combination of tradition and investment in modern developments, creating a vintage, cool feel, bursting with independent places to explore and an effortless, laid-back charm.

Thanet has become the perfect location for Londoners who want to enjoy the 18th and 19th century architecture, offering more for your money, fresh sea air, and stunning Blue Flag sandy beaches, with endless secluded sandy bays, rock pools and chalk cliffs to admire and explore.

Whether that is relocating, or buying a second home, Broadstairs offers culture, charm and value in every sense of the word!

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