Kent is considered an attractive place to live for many reasons.
Whether it’s for the rolling hills in the countryside or the efficient transport links to London, buying a property in the county is competitive.
Many people who opted to go on a ‘staycation’ last summer got to experience what life was like on the Kent coast.
But there are two towns in the county which, despite being just a few miles apart, have a vast difference in average house prices.
So why is there around a £100k difference in average house prices when the two towns are so close together on the Kent coast?
Peter Goodwin, from Wilbee and Son estate agents based in Herne Bay, said: “In Herne Bay I think the thing that stands out the most is the spread of seafront.
“We’ve got a very long and interesting seafront which is ideal for dog walking or just general walking, and it’s one of the best and longest coastlines.
“There’s also many different parts of Herne Bay that are quite evenly spread.”
Peter explained that many people like to cluster Canterbury, Herne Bay and Whitstable together, however he says they are totally different.
He stated that Canterbury is a cathedral city, Whitstable is more of a fishing village, and Herne Bay is a seaside resort.
The main difference between the towns however, and why Whitstable house prices are much higher than those in Herne Bay, is due an increased celebrity status.
“Whitstable was hyped up due to celebrity status with people like Peter Cushing from Doctor Who having lived here,” Peter added.
“It’s led to Whitstable becoming a really trendy place to be that everyone seems to want to come to.
“We’ve just sold a terraced house in Whitstable just off the town which we got £525,000 for, but in Herne Bay a similar sized property would have been around £400,000.”
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