Tunbridge Wells — only 50 minutes from London Bridge — is an elegant Kent town attracting younger families who want a home near good shops and schools.
Knights Wood, with 550 new homes in 205 acres of woodland on the edge of town, is pulling in buyers from as far afield as Docklands, according to estate agent Knight Frank. Three- and four-bedroom houses offer a contemporary take on traditional Kentish and Wealden architecture.
Dandara, the developer, provides a shuttle bus to the station and is also building a new primary school on site. Prices from £450,000. Call 01483 564660.