Chatham is based near to the River Medway and it was originally built to house those with links to the dockyards and army barracks grow. This area is a great maritime destination with a history stretching back over 400 years. The Lord Nelsons HMS Victory was built here and Charles Dickens also lived here for some time.
As the dockland industry declined the area took on a new purpose and now offers a high quality of life in safe and affordable communities. The house prices have risen steadily and with a large proportion of the population below 60 and employed which makes it a great area for investment. The number of rented properties has risen from 331 in 2014 to 573 in 2019 with the rent increasing too. Today there is a population of over 100000.
It is a superb transport hub for those using the railway system or roads, and tourism is a key feature. Chatham offers the Royal Engineers Museum, Upnor Castle that protected the Queens warships, plus Capstone Country Park. It has a community feel and those communities are strengthen by the residents loyalty to the area.