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Folkestone Area Guide

Our seaside town has been ranked among some of the most upcoming areas in the country to buy a house by a number of property magazines and television programmes. With the commuter distance on a par with the more fashionable Brighton, but with prices in the Sussex city almost the same as in the capital, Folkestone has gained "waterfront affections" and is fast  becoming the place to buy.

We are also the home of ‘The Creative Quarter’. The Creative Foundation, oversaw the purchase, refurbishment and management of properties in the Creative Quarter. When the foundation began its work, many of the buildings in the area were in a very poor state, having been unused and left in disrepair for years. The Creative Foundation has breathed new life into these often previously uninhabitable buildings by undertaking intensive work to renovate or reconstruct them, so that they can be occupied by the creative businesses, artists and residents that have become part of the Creative Quarter.

The West End of Folkestone is the centre of the original smart Victorian and Edwardian resort. Here there are apartments in converted white stucco and red-brick terraces and Twenties houses in wide tree-lined roads. The apartments in this area can range between £90,000 up £550,000. Whilst houses can be between £200,000 anywhere up to £950,000

However, the East cliff area certainly has a lot to offer with its cliff top walks and Folkestone Warren Country Park within easy distance. In comparison you can buy an apartment between £55,000 to £150,000, which offers relatively good accommodation on offer. There are also large semidetached and detached houses on offer, predominantly of 1900-1930’s build, which also offer good value for money. Folkestone offers a wide range of residents. 
With the arrival of The Creative Quarter in 2012, the residents have changed significantly.  The East side and Cheriton areas of Folkestone are still predominantly family based, with its affordable housing and local schools; because of this trait it has a strong sense of community.

Folkestone has a wonderful choice of beaches as we offer not only an award winning pebble beach in Folkestone Harbour and Sandgate, but we are also home to Sunny Sands. We are also reputedly the sunniest town in the UK, enjoying the most hours of sunshine on average.

Folkestone has a wonderful choice of beaches as we offer not only an award winning pebble beach in Folkestone Harbour and Sandgate, but we are also home to Sunny Sands. We are also reputedly the sunniest town in the UK, enjoying the most hours of sunshine on average.

Folkestone also offers excellent links to London and the continent via Eurotunnel and the new fast link train to St Pancras international.

Stephen Dumbrell, Director says: “If you’re looking for something special that is also up and coming, Folkestone is the place to buy.  We are already a lovely seaside town with a strong sense of community within our residential areas, but with the new seafront development coming soon, things can only get better.  

With a wealth of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian period conversions, there is also a good selection of complete period buildings and Victorian villas, with some of the most popular overlooking the sea or The Leas Promenade. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of contemporary developments going on within the town.”