Located on the south side of the River Thames, Gravesend is a medium-large size town in Kent, just over the border from Essex.
Historically it has been a vital part of British history, its location on the banks of the Thames making it an important pre-London stopping off point for many ships and boats.
It possesses the world's oldest cast iron pier and also is home to a raft of high street chains, providing residents with entertainment.
It is close by the A2, linking it with London, and benefits hugely from high speed rail links to the capital, making it an attractive option for commuters.
Riverside, the make up of houses is predominantly flats, available for around £70,000 so ideal for retirement homes and the rental market.
Further south, Hever Court seems to be the place to be, detached houses set back from the road, costing a few hundred thousand pounds, but beautiful and just off the extremely useful A2.
Gravesend could be a little far from London to be classed as a commuter town, but is close enough to do so and really benefits from that high speed rail link.