Local area guide

Living in Gillingham

Thinking about moving to Gillingham? 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 Gillingham

Why Gillingham is a good place to live

Gillingham, found in the heart of Kent, is a splendid place to live with its rich history and excellent transport connections. With direct trains to London and easy motorway access via the M2, living in Gillingham makes travelling a breeze. The town boasts of a variety of shops on its High Street, offering a mix of beloved brands and unique independent businesses. Gillingham also presents an impressive range of educational establishments, like MidKent College and its local ‘outstanding’ rated schools. For sports enthusiasts, Kent's sole Football League team, the Gills, call Priestfield Stadium their home. Natural beauty can be admired at The Great Lines Heritage Park or Capstone Farm Country Park for peaceful outdoor experiences.

What's Gillingham famous for?

Gillingham is famous for a number of unique features. The town houses The Great Lines Heritage Park, a renowned space for leisure and relaxation, and Kent's only Football League team, the Gills. Furthermore, Gillingham's High Street attracts crowds with its array of shops, from well-known brands to unique independent businesses. On a more historical note, Gillingham was the birthplace of notable figures like the Elizabethan seafarer, William Adams. Lastly, the town is known for one of Kent's highest rated Indian restaurants, Bollywood Buffet.

Things to do in Gillingham

There is no shortage of things to do in Gillingham. Outdoor lovers can enjoy natural beauty and tranquility at The Great Lines Heritage Park or Capstone Farm Country Park. Those who prefer shopping can do so on Gillingham High Street or at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre. Football fans can enjoy a match at Priestfield Stadium or go ice-skating at Planet Ice. The Royal Engineers Museum should be at the top of anyone's list interested in history. Visiting the Riverside Country Park for breathtaking views and a peaceful day out could be a way to end a perfect weekend.

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Average asking prices in Gillingham today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£280,000

158 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£500,000

139 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£375,000

87 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£192,500

108 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Gillingham

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Transport in Gillingham

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Gillingham.

Local connections

Gillingham (Kent)
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Chatham
National Rail
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
Rochester
National Rail
1.7 miles / 2.7 km
Strood (Kent)
National Rail
2.1 miles / 3.4 km
Rainham (Kent)
National Rail
3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Cuxton
National Rail
3.8 miles / 6.1 km

Schools in Gillingham

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

Education in Gillingham

Oasis Academy Skinner Street
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Brompton Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
Burnt Oak Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Napier Community Primary and Nursery Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
MidKent College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)

Local pubs in Gillingham

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