Medway is a vibrant, fast developing area, with historic landmarks and great connections.

Outside London, Medway is the largest conurbation in the southeast with a population of around 280,000. This expanding and lively area is projected to grow, highlighting its popularity for both students and people looking to relocate.

The towns making up Medway are Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham, Strood and Rainham.

Large parts of the area are green and rural with several parks, 8 of which are Green Flag accredited, illustrating the area’s natural beauty. It’s also part of the environmentally sensitive and important North Kent Marshes on the extensive Hoo Peninsula, which is officially recognised by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Rich in heritage. Rich in growth.

Medway has been well-known for thousands of years because of its crossing point on the River Medway: Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral and Chatham Dockyard were built along the river, thanks to its strategic location.

Moreover, the area has always been a place of culture and creativity. Medway played a huge part in the works of Charles Dickens, illustrating its heritage and literary-rich history.

Fast-forward to the 21st century, innovation is now at the heart of Medway’s future and is supported by state-of-the-art facilities across the area linked to the universities, all helping start-up businesses and graduates who are eager to progress professionally. With over 14,000 businesses in the area, the local economy continues to increase faster than the southeast average.

Progressive Medway

Medway is now home to a diverse community, thanks to its universities. With a wealth of students moving to Medway to study a variety of subjects, including music, journalism, fashion and photography (to name a few), there’s no surprise that Medway is a lively and progressive location.

What’s more, Medway prides itself on its free events programme, which offers over 30 days of free festivals, making it the area to hold the most free events in the country.

With fast links to London and Europe, Medway is perfect for those who are keen to study away from home, but who also enjoy living near the Capital or travelling further afield.

Overall, Medway is a young and vibrant community that continues to grow and is destined for big things. If you want to find out more about Medway, head over to We Are Medway for more information.

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