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Hi, I would like to hear from anybody who lives at/knows Kings Hill to give me the low down on what it is like there. Have had a look at a couple of properties there but not taken it any further as yet. Seemingly like most people on this site I am biding my time. Currently renting in Platt, near Sevenoaks.

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Hiya!

I only work in Kings Hill so can't comment fully on what its like to live there.

As you must know, its mainly detached new builds and luxury apartments. It was originally created to have a feeling of a town on its own with shops and businesses so that workers would want to live there.

Generally its made up of a very big mix of people, ie local people who have done well on the property ladder and wanted to move into something more "up market", there is also a few London commuters as well as professional workers who work at Kings Hill.

Its a nice mix with a lot of very good local ammenities.

You really just have to love newbuild living, if you have any fondness at all for character then its not for you!

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Hi, I would like to hear from anybody who lives at/knows Kings Hill to give me the low down on what it is like there. Have had a look at a couple of properties there but not taken it any further as yet. Seemingly like most people on this site I am biding my time. Currently renting in Platt, near Sevenoaks.

Yes we lived there for 8 years before selling 2 years ago. Its actually a very nice safe area with lots of green and open spaces. The property prices are very overpriced though to reflect the des res area that it is. Most houses on the developement are overlooked and have postage stamp gardens. Prices have stagnated and my guess is they will fall if you hold on. The noise insulation in them all is crap and the houses are a bit flimsy. You can hear everything going on downstairs if you are upstairs and vice versa. Hope this helps

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Yes we lived there for 8 years before selling 2 years ago. Its actually a very nice safe area with lots of green and open spaces. The property prices are very overpriced though to reflect the des res area that it is. Most houses on the developement are overlooked and have postage stamp gardens. Prices have stagnated and my guess is they will fall if you hold on. The noise insulation in them all is crap and the houses are a bit flimsy. You can hear everything going on downstairs if you are upstairs and vice versa. Hope this helps

Had a friend that bought here last year just as the crash started. £280k for a 3 bed semi with a tiny back garden and no front lawn/garden at all. Kitchen isnt big enough to fit a table/breakfast bar in, and dining room just about fits a dining table with 6 chairs crammed around it. The walls are paper thin and he has had trouble with the neighbours coming round to complain multiple times because he has the TV on, which is in fact on the opposite wall to the one that connects to his house. I just find it absolute madness and cannot understand the mentality of the average British person when it comes to housing. He is degree educated and is generally a sensible guy, but despite this, has signed himself up to a £400k mortgage over 25 years. He earns less than me yet I would NEVER do this in a million years, especially not for a new build semi!

He also had some trouble recently with travellers coming down his street and picking up plant pots outside his house and smashing them on the floor. I guess that's a problem when your front door opens directly onto the road.

All i can say is do not buy there!

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Hi, I would like to hear from anybody who lives at/knows Kings Hill to give me the low down on what it is like there. Have had a look at a couple of properties there but not taken it any further as yet. Seemingly like most people on this site I am biding my time. Currently renting in Platt, near Sevenoaks.

King's Hill is an affluent area. As others have said, there's a lot of new builds and large 4/5 bed detached.

The town of West Malling is great, and has virtually everything you might need.

I know many people who work in KH there and they say it's a little bit like LegoLand.

Why don't you try Maidstone, just a couple of miles away...

Property there only ever goes up, and you can socialise with The Wilsons and Sibley.

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Know it very well. Like twatmangle says stick to West Malling. Lovely little village with all you need and a handful of excellent restaurants.

Do NOT move to Kings Hill. It is just miles of new housing with no character and an ASDA stuck in the middle. It is totally soulless. Also, unless you move into Phase I and II (i.e. the first houses to be built) to have to pay an annual service charge on your 'freehold' property. A couple of years ago, on an average 3 bedder, this was £800 p.a. This amount could be anything now or could be anything at some stage in the future.

I did some work over there dealing with problem kids. Although it is seen as an affluent/aspirational area it is all a facade. Go to the ASDA on a Saturday when you see the inhabitants out in their finest. You may as well be in Chatham.

Stay round near Sevenoaks or try Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury.

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Hi, I would like to hear from anybody who lives at/knows Kings Hill to give me the low down on what it is like there. Have had a look at a couple of properties there but not taken it any further as yet. Seemingly like most people on this site I am biding my time. Currently renting in Platt, near Sevenoaks.

I live abroad now, a few years ago they were talking about using the airfield as something else, can't remember what, you need to check this out. Sorry I can't recall more.

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