Kings Hill named one of best places in UK to raise a family
Kings Hill has been named one of the best places in the UK to raise a family by the Daily Telegraph.
The newspaper cited schooling as a priority when families decide where to bring up their children but added that other key requirements include good parks and playgrounds, child-friendly cafés, woodland walks, cycle paths and sports facilities.
It described Kings Hill as a ‘safe, child-friendly environment’ and that ‘the sports facilities would be the envy of any community, while there are also high-achieving schools and a good network of safe cycle paths’.
It also said that homes at Kings Hill are highly sought after, a fact illustrated by the speed at which new houses sell.
“Sales at Kings Hill remain buoyant and we have been told by purchasers that it is the sense of community here that appeals, enhanced by plenty of places to join in and become part of the community – such as our cricket ground and pavilion, sports park, David Lloyd and golf club,” said Susan Davies of Kings Hill New Homes, a marketing forum which includes Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd and house builders developing on site at any one time – currently Bellway Homes, Crest Nicholson and Hillreed Homes.
“As you would expect, sales to young families are driven by the fact that we have two excellent schools at Kings Hill with a third planned. Home owners also comment that they feel they are in a safe and green environment with quality landscaping and great amenities. To be able to walk to work in the business park is also a bonus.
“We also see sales to wider family members, such as grandparents, who are keen to play an active role in bringing up their grandchildren.”
Three brand new developments are currently underway at Kings Hill, all of which have show homes open to the public.
Bellway’s ‘Signature’ is a collection of seventy-six properties - two, three, four and five bedroom homes with prices currently ranging from £242,995 - £548,995; Crest Nicholson’s ‘Woodland Place’, has current availability of three-bedroom houses from £310,000 and four-bedroom houses from £450,000 and Hillreed’s ‘The Poppies’, a development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes - all of which are new designs to Hillreed’s portfolio with prices starting from £280,000.
Set within acres of landscaped parkland close to shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure amenities, Kings Hill is a garden village with a very active community. It has two primary schools with a third planned, numerous sports and leisure amenities, allotments and many clubs and societies offering a huge range of classes and opportunities to share interests.