And out of 20 seaside towns, Ramsgate was listed as the number one most desirable area to relocate to from London in the latest national Property Market Index Rating, which considered cleanliness and beaches, house price growth, value for money, schools, culture, and ease of getting into the capital when making its rankings.
Where has the sudden interest in escaping the city and relocating to the UK coast come from, especially creating so much interest in seaside towns nearby London?
The impact of COVID-19 on the work life balance
The pandemic has wholly shaken the UK property market over the last 18 months, but one of the significant changes for homebuyers has been a renewed focus on buying the right home.
With more of us working from home, homebuyers are relocating to where they want to live, rather than living within the proximity of their workplace, while there is a new subsequent need for more space at an affordable cost.
Add to this the new, widespread desire to leave the urban lifestyle behind after multiple lockdowns, and you can understand the new impotence to escape to the coast.
The relaxed lifestyle on offer
With urban living more hectic than ever before the Pandemic hit the UK in March 2020, it’s no shock to see many city dwellers are now looking to the coast for a new lease of life.
In the last year, homeowners have grown tired of the hustle and bustle of the city, instead preferring the relaxation of a quaint coastal town, peaceful beaches and impressive coastal views.
Researchers have also found that the sound of waves alters brain patterns, putting you into a more relaxed state while rejuvenating the body and mind. The seaside also encourages physical activity, even if it’s just a walk on the beach.
Health, fitness and life longevity
Living within a city or urban area can be loud, stressful and gloomy, depreciating your wellbeing and discouraging many from living a healthy lifestyle. However, life on the coast offers many health benefits, while picturesque surroundings encourage increased activity and outdoor adventure.
Studies have suggested that living near a coastal location can improve sleep quality, strengthen your immune system, lower blood pressure and improve mental health.
Being beside long stretches of water, sandy beaches, and unique nature spots also mean there are many more memorable and fun activities to take part in that an urban area can’t offer, such as sailing, surfing, trailing, open water swimming or even just a relaxing walk along the beach.
If you’re interested in moving to the coast, luxury properties are available to reserve in Ramsgate just steps away from the main sands. Learn more about Royal Sands Ramsgate here.