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For those looking to live in a commuter town, Chatham should be on the list. This river-side town is often overlooked by neighbouring Kent and London, yet it has its own character and rich history to be proud of. Persimmon offers a variety of new build homes from which you can immerse yourself in the town’s maritime and literary history, as well as Kent’s iconic countryside.

New build homes in Chatham

Arguably Chatham’s most famous resident, Charles Dickens lived his happiest years here, speaking volumes about this small town. It’s a perfect picture of Georgian and modern homes overlooking its historic docks, complete with recreational activities, local events and a strong community spirit. If you’re looking to live away from London but still be near city life, then this town is an excellent choice.

Living in Chatham

Scenic views

Kent is known for its charming countryside and cityscapes, and buying a home in Chatham gives easy access to almost every inch of it. The Kent Downs Area Of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) is less than an hour away, stretching to the White Cliffs of Dover. Walk along one of the many ancient trails that snake through the greenery, or visit neighbouring Rochester (not even a 10-minute drive away!), where you can find Rochester Castle and England’s second oldest cathedral.

Chatham’s historic docks are also a sight. Used as a filming location for Bridgerton and Call the Midwife, walk in and out of the various ships and boats, taking part in interactive displays while listening to the gentle waves beneath you. To see the countryside in a whole new way, book a ride on the UK’s longest tobogganing course, zipping through greenery on the 750m track.

Transport links

Chatham is a commuter’s town, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with London and Kent. Both cities are around an hour away by either car or train, making it easy for professionals to travel to and from work. It’s handy for day trips with family and friends visiting your new home.

South of the town is on the M2, providing close access to various locations like Canterbury, Maidstone and waterfront Faversham. You also have two airports close by, with London City just under an hour’s drive and Heathrow only 1hr 15mins away. Living in Chatham means enjoying trips and holidays to places far and wide, all from the doorstep of a new home.

New builds in Chatham

Chatham may be known as a commuter town, but it certainly shouldn’t be overshadowed by its neighbours. Seeped in history and wrapped up in charming countryside, this is a location that should be on any homebuyer’s list. You can see our available housing developments above, or speak to our team and we’ll help you find your dream home.