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Whats the area like to live in?

Looking to buy a house near Maidstone. What's this area like please? Also what are the "better areas" near Maidstone? We've been looking in Teston, Barming, Penenden Heath.... Any areas to avoid?

Asked on Jul 2 2013, Safety & Crime in Maidstone | Report content

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  • Hi Kitty, While I don't have the knowledge to tell you which areas of Maidstone are the most preferable to live in, hopefully someone with a little bit more local experience will be able to step in with that information. In terms of the town as a whole, what we can look at is the crime figures, which you can check by heading to the website for, which collates the latest statistics and figures for any town or city in England and Wales. This site shows that the crime rate in the area has remained broadly stable in each of the last two years, but it currently sits at well below the national average. In May - the latest month for which statistics are available - there were 296 crimes reported in the area. Compared to other areas of a similar size, Maidstone has a crime rate that is reasonably average, but it is also a fair bit lower than that seen by Kent Police as a whole. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Jul 31 2013, Report content

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