One of the most attractive aspects of living and working in Ashford is the quality of life it has to offer. Ashford is a truly exceptional place, with nine in ten residents claiming they are satisfied with the local area as a place to live.

A thriving and dynamic town in the heart of the region’s most enchanting countryside, Ashford offers an easy pace of life with an exciting programme of development to make it an even more tempting place to locate to.

With vineyards, golf courses, picturesque villages and the coast a short distance away, living in Ashford embraces an outdoor lifestyle. Find out more about life in Ashford.

Ashford offers a family-friendly alternative to people wanting to escape their hectic and busy city lifestyle, but also wanting to remain connected to the capital and the rest of the country. With great schools and colleges, a busy town centre and leisure offer, spacious and affordable housing and plenty of business space to grow, Ashford is a vibrant and attractive place to live and work, and it is only 38 minutes from London.

In March 2017, Ashford was rated number one for outstanding GP surgeries in the South, according to the Health Service Journal. The brand new Ashford College, which opened in 2017, runs courses for more than 700 students in the manufacturing, construction and service sectors.

The campus includes a teaching block, dining hall, laboratories, a hair and beauty salon, plus an art and media studio.

To find out more about Lifestyle in Ashford contact the Economic Development team.

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