On the Northside of the River Medway is Strood, Kent. This area can be dated back to the 13th century and its history is dominated by the river, bridges, road and rail links. Today, 33000 people call this area home.
There is ample things to do in this area such as Upnor Castle, Temple Manor and Rochester Castle. The high street is a bustling area with a large out-of-town shopping estate. The area offers a wide range of education institutes including Strood Academy on A2.
Strood, Kent is a thriving employment area with Gillingham Business Park offering over 3000 jobs plus the port handles 2.6% of the UK cargo (more than Southampton). The average property price is 22% below the UK national average and 30% lower then other parts of Kent. There is great connections by rail and road so making this a superb commuter property investment.
The town has great transport links as Gillingham train station offers lines to London with direct trains to London St Pancras International taking 36 minutes.