At its Best

One of the most attractive aspects of living and working in Ashford is the quality of life it has to offer. Ashford is a thriving town, where people like to live, work and play and is right in the heart of some of the country’s most enchanting countryside.

An inspired multi-million pound investment is fast creating a town centre of pedestrianised streets, first-class leisure facilities and popular tourist attractions. Already home to a rich heritage and rural countryside, this will be combined with modern shopping malls served by pavement cafes and cosmopolitan restaurants.

Stour CentreOpportunities to enjoy town centre and outdoor pursuits are fast developing for both residents and workers in Ashford.  High street shopping in Ashford has recently been improved with the expansion of the new County Square Shopping Centre.  Ashford Designer Outlet already attracts over 3 million visitors per year and the area provides some of the best sporting facilities in the South East.

The Stour Leisure Centre (right) has undergone a multi-million redevelopment and provides the community with a superb sports centre, gym and leisure pool facilities. The Julie Rose Stadium is an international standard athletics stadium. In addition, Ashford has Kent’s largest combined cinema and leisure complex and an 18 hole golf course at Chart Hills, which plays host to the English Ladies Open.

Beyond the town centre, the area has a wealth of countryside, natural heritage and woodland areas waiting to be explored. It offers everything from charming villages to hopfields and vineyards that stretch as far as the coast. With ready access to charming rural countryside and Paris just two hours away, Ashford provides an unrivalled quality of life.