So I can't interest any of you good people in buying my house off me then?
Isle of Sheppey - anyone familiar with it?
Sheppey is a shit hole. It has a prison and a bridge. It is best to use the bridge TBH.
The beach on the north side is great for windsurfing off, if you are learning, as it stays shallow for ages. The fact that there is a sunk ship 4 miles up the coast , full of ammunition, waiting to expolde at any time, adds to the fun.
Rochester is sort of OK. Gillingham and Chatham are cheap for the SE of England.
You don't have to live there to work there - there is a road bridge, and plenty of other nice parts of Kent. Whitstable is nice, and Margate is very up and coming. Deal is being touted at the new "Brighton" (ask the Sunday Times, I have no idea what this means). And there may even be hope for Folkstone. Not, however, for Dover
I live in Dover! The town's horrible, a hive of scum and villainy;
that being said, the surrounding area is beautiful, loads of singletrack, bridleways and history.
I've only been to Sheppey a few times for work. The Steel works shut about a year ago, there was a pharmaceutical place and a concrete ornaments factory. That's it. Horrible, bleak, windswept place. All the crap that comes out of the Thames ends up washing around it too....
Margate is supposed to be on the up, but I'm afraid an art gallery and some "vintage" shit-shack boutiques aren't going to solve the problems there.
If you can afford the north west side of Kent, you won't regret that.
Bit of a loooong post, so apologies for that!
I live in Faversham and would recommend it if you want to be far enough away from the Isle of Sheppey, but can still commute there. It is a nice town, not quite as trendy as Whitstable and not quite as expensive as Canterbury..
It's also close to a few good riding spots..
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