Local area guide

Living in Dartford

Thinking about moving to Dartford? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Dartford

Why Dartford is a good place to live

Living in Dartford means enjoying the charm of a historic town while also benefiting from excellent transport links, as it connects well to London and other major cities in the UK. Dartford's location on the bank of the Thames Estuary and its proximity to the Kent Downs offers opportunities for outdoor activities, such as walking, hiking, and cycling. Darford also offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars within easy reach. For families, there are good schools in the area, and many more affordable housing options compared to London.

What's Dartford famous for?

Dartford is famous for its historical prominence as a significant market town, with the River Darent flowing through its town centre. Notably, it was in Dartford that Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Mick Jagger met, eventually leading to the formation of the band. The town once housed Vox, which built amplifiers used by major bands like The Beatles. Dartford is also linked to the early English papermaking industry, having housed the first paper mill in England.

Things to do in Dartford

There's certainly no shortage of things to do in Dartford. Enjoy the adventures at Dinotropolis with the family or embrace a cultural experience at The Orchard Theatre. Central Park also offers a delightful option for a family day out, with plentiful green spaces and the entertaining Dartford Festival each July. If you enjoy shopping and eating out, it's worth visiting the Bluewater Shopping Centre, which offers 300 stores and a great selection of restaurants, all located in a former chalk quarry. For history enthusiasts, the Dartford Town Archive offers a fascinating exploration into the town's rich past.

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Transport in Dartford

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Local connections

National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
National Rail
1.7 miles / 2.7 km
Slade Green
National Rail
2 miles / 3.2 km
Stone Crossing
National Rail
2 miles / 3.2 km
National Rail
2.7 miles / 4.3 km
Greenhithe for Bluewater
National Rail
2.7 miles / 4.3 km

Schools in Dartford

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Dartford.

Education in Dartford

Westgate Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Our Lady's Catholic Primary School, Dartford
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Dartford Primary Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Dartford Grammar School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Dartford Grammar School for Girls
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2021)
River Mill Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old

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