Living in Folkestone in 2022
7th August 2022

Living in Folkestone in 2022

Are you considering living in Folkestone?

When living in Folkestone, you can expect a wide selection of properties, some excellent schools and an ideal location in the county of Kent.

Folkestone is a port town on the English Chanel in southeast England and offers a stunning shoreline and unique history.

Living in Folkestone provides good transport links.

Easy access to France with the Eurotunnel.

Moving to an unknown location can be difficult.

Gathering plenty of information is essential to help plan your move.

If Folkestone is your destination then explore this page.

We hope to provide you with essential information to help make living in Folkestone a smoother process.

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House Prices

If you are considering living in Folkestone there are properties for all tastes and purses.

With a selection of properties to meet your budget, there is sure to be an ideal home waiting for you.

The average cost of properties sold in Folkestone in the last year is £302,386

Lots of choice with around 199 properties for sale.

Commanding views over the English Chanel a luxurious 5-bedroom property is currently for sale at £1,750,000. Hard to resist.

If your budget is slightly more limited there are still plenty of choices in convenient locations.

Only 0.7 miles from Folkestone West station is a nearly new 4-bed terraced house on the market for £370, 000.

For those looking for a smaller property or first-time buyers, a one-bedroom flat for £140,000 within walking distance to the seafront, town and station could be just right.

Renting in Folkestone

Renting could be appealing whilst you make a decision on the most desirable place to buy in Folkestone.

If you are unsure of the area or need to be near a particular school then renting while you wait for the perfect house location is ideal.

Folkestone currently has 41 rental properties of varying accommodation types.

Rental costs for a room that is ideal for a student start around £400pcm.

One-bedroom flats start at £600pcm and 2 bed-room at £825pcm.

If you desire a garden then a semi-detached bungalow rental is £1200pcm.

Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Living in Folkestone is generally cheaper than living in London especially when comparing rental prices.

Rent prices are approximately 66% lower than London’s.

Consumer prices do not show such a stark contrast with grocery prices being 16% lower.

Best Schools in Folkestone

Education facilities in Folkestone range from nursery through to secondary level and beyond.

Offering an “Outstanding” rating at primary age are St Eanswythe’s Church of England Primary School and Seabrook Church of England School.

The Folkestone School for Girls is an Academy at secondary age (11-18) with an “Outstanding” rating.

Folkestone college provides a higher education facility for school leavers and adult education.

Further afield in surrounding Kent and Sussex towns are various Universities providing a good degree level education.

Things to do in Folkestone

Living in Folkestone will provide a wide array of activities to fill your spare time.

The Creative Quarter houses over 100 artistic ventures.

The Leas provides a mile-long cliff-top promenade.

Have a picnic on the beach at Lower Leas Coastal Park.

For an ideal spot to dine try Folkestone Harbour Arm, with its variety of food, drink and entertainment venues.

For a historic excursion visit the Martello Towers stretching from Folkestone to Sussex.

The Kent Battle of Britain Museum houses a large collection of memorabilia and Artefacts.

Nearby Hythe and Romney Marsh are well worth a visit, with a ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway sure to please the family.


Transport Links

Living in Folkestone you will have easy access to many transport facilities.

High-speed trains will take you to St Pancras International station in London in just under an hour.

Taking your car through the Eurotunnel from Folkestone will see you arrive in Calais in just 35 minutes.

The nearby Port of Dover provides ferry routes to France.

The M20 motorway provides a good link to the M25 which services many major motorways.

Gatwick airport, for your flight travel needs, is approximately 72 miles from Folkestone.

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Ready to Start Living in Folkestone?

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