One of the biggest house price increases in the UK

The isle has the largest house price increase across the UK, doubling from £142,273 to £301,510 since 2012.

A rocketing increase in house prices across Ramsgate, Margate, and Broadstairs comes from “continued massive demand”, according to estate agents.

Here’s why there is such demand for moving to the Thanet coastline:

Travel Time from London

Since Thanet added the HS1 fast train, there has been an enormous upsurge of relocation interest in Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate.

Travel time into London has been cut by nearly an hour, making it an ideal location for working professionals with young families and those who want to be close to the capital.

Value for Money

Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs properties are great value for money compared to other well-known, iconic UK seaside towns.

This summer, Margate was reported as the best value picturesque spot to buy a home in the UK, and has homes for sale that are 26 percent cheaper on average, a study reveals.

Culture and Heritage

Each Thanet town of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate all has their own unique identities and cultures, which have become more appealing and intriguing to relocators over the last ten years.

All three seaside towns have rich maritime history being iconic UK coastal locations while attracting major music, food, and cultural events and festivals.

Cleanliness and Beaches

Thanet is known for its stunning vistas and sandy beaches, long famous for seaside trips to the isle since the 19th Century.

International Blue Flags have been awarded for Minnis Bay; West Bay; St. Mildred’s Bay; Margate Main Sands; Botany Bay; Joss Bay; and Stone Bay, while Seaside Awards have been given to Westbrook Bay, Viking Bay and Ramsgate Main Sands due to their cleanliness and environmentalism.


Thanet has a stellar reputation in terms of schools and education.

Ramsgate boasts two outstanding grammar schools and leading private schools, with Margate and Broadstairs housing excellent schools alongside safe and friendly environments for all ages.

Final phase luxury apartments at our £60 million Blueberry Homes Royal Sands Ramsgate seafront development are also available to reserve, where residents can enjoy coastal living and café culture in the sunshine coastal capital of the UK. Click here to learn more.