Chatham town centre is the main shopping area for the Medway Towns (Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester). The high street boasts a department store, and many famous names already. In the near future The Pentagon centre, the major shopping centre in the town, will undergo a massive face-lift, with additional retail, office and residential units turning it into the second largest shopping centre in the south east after Bluewater.
Chatham is an excellent commuter town with good rail connections to London Victoria, London Cannon Street, and the new high-speed service to London St Pancras, as well as towards Canterbury and the Kent coast. It has good road connections and is conveniently placed for the M2 and M20 motorways, and has good road and bus links to Maidstone.
Consisting of numerous streets of small two-up, two-down Victorian terraces, much larger houses, and with the new developments taking place at Chatham Maritime and St. Mary's Island consisting of houses of all shapes and sizes, and some remarkably stylish and desirable apartments, many with excellent views of the river, Chatham offers a wide variety for the potential buyer.