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The Sunday Times puts Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells among best places to live in the south east

By Luke May

Two Kent towns have been revealed as some of the best places to live.

House prices, employment, schools and broadband speed were all factored in for a 15-town shortlist covering the south east.

The locations, ranked by The Sunday Times, have ranked Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells among those top towns.

Tunbridge Wells is one of the best places to live in the south east, according to a new report. Picture: Matthew Walker
Tunbridge Wells is one of the best places to live in the south east, according to a new report. Picture: Matthew Walker

Sevenoaks ranked 12th on the list, followed by Tunbridge Wells in 13th.

KentOnline has come up with its own list of top towns and villages in west Kent, let us know if you agree with it.

Other factors used for The Sunday Times' list included community spirit, local shops and culture.

The report states house prices in Sevenoaks on average start from around £343,000, rising all the way up to £930,000.

In Tunbridge Wells, the average house prices range from £271,290 to £807,020.

The report described both areas as "affluent commuter towns".

Tunbridge Wells was ranked as one of the happiest places in the country last year.

Read more: All the latest news from Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks

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