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Rochester Riverside, ME1

5th

Ranked 5th out of 19 in Kent

By Countryside

4.11

(11 reviews)

Rochester Riverside is a regeneration project, a £419m development that is being delivered by Countryside and Hyde over 12 years.

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Latest Reviews

4.11

11 total reviews

Stats

Overall

4.18

Facilities

4.09

Design

4.27

Location

4.91

Value

3.82

Management

3.27

Viewing 1-5 out of 11
Good place to live, had no problems

Lucy F (Tenant)

Verified Resident

Apr 2023

Develop runs ok until road works and festivals! Too much traffic around to get out of the development due to one exit and entrance. I think once all the entrances open it will be better. We have had no issues with our flat but I know that’s not the same with other residents.

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Local shops are brilliant and handy to have on the development. Great transport links for work also!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They don’t respond it’s always left to the residents

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Nothing really I’m happy living here the community is great

4

Facilities

3

Design

5

Location

3

Value

2

Management


Riverside update - 4 years on

Chris H (Owner)

Verified Resident

Apr 2023

I am very impressed by the design now living here for 4 years with the phases taking shape plus the school and the retirement village. The area is always clean and the river inlets are now managed for wildlife to thrive. The closeness to Rochester high street offers all needed facilities or for shopping a short stroll to STROOD over the bridge. The building and property is well maintained.

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

The local area is improving as the development continues to progress. The external spaces are now taking shape with the park and the gym equipment - overlooking the river with great views. The area is still under huge construction operations too and is good to see the progress take shape for the future.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Well - only an insurance issue for storm damage to resolve.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Plans for future facilities and timescales being shared - what will happen to the marketing suite for instance ? A leisure location perhaps or not.

5

Facilities

5

Design

5

Location

5

Value

4

Management

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Building is very cheaply made

Lpl (Tenant)

Verified Resident

Apr 2023

Building is very cheaply made, can hear noises from three floors up, walls are paper thin, building management don’t seem to take any interest in the building, the walls need repainting in the commune areas, security needs to be stepped up all around the development

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Since moving in back in 2019 we have noticed a lot of anti social behaviour, a lot of stealing from the local shops due to no cctv and the transport links are amazing

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

From what I have heard that problems have seem to be very slow or non existent to be sorted, there seems to be non stop problem.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How thin the walls and floors are can hear every noise from all directions

3

Facilities

5

Design

5

Location

3

Value

1

Management


Dream home!

RebeccaP (Owner)

Verified Resident

Jun 2021

The entire development is designed in a way where people are thought about. From the design in your home to customer service you always feel like you are being cared even after you have bought your property. Having a local coffee shop and food shop in the development is a blessing!

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

Rochester is filled with bustling streets with cute little unique shops, a wide choice of independent restaurants as well as the classic coffee shops. Parking is easy, never a problem and if you don’t have a car then Rochester station is a minute walk away.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Don’t be afraid to ask any questions when you’re unsure.

What is the best feature of your home:

The fittings in the kitchen and bathrooms (on suite as well as family bathroom)

5

Facilities

5

Design

5

Location

5

Value

5

Management


Great choice, commutable to London, close to Rochester town center

Jane (Owner)

Verified Resident

May 2021

Design is nice as it has a lot of different houses and apartments so it doesn’t ALL look the same. Looks like they are trying to keep it green too. Key concern is the car park on the development that’s starting to turn into a teenager hangout. It’s always loud and they smoke weed a lot. I hate walking at night by myself. Residents often call the police but nothing works. Would be great if they had security there. Definitely wouldn’t leave my car in that car park over night!

Please tell us about the good and bad aspects of living in your local area:

It’s one of the best places to move to if you travel to London for work. It’s got a local grocery shop and Costa within the development. Just a 5 min walk from Rochester town center. You won’t get many other new developments SO close to the already existing historical center. Community of residents is awesome. We know people who’ve had issues with their homes but we were lucky and there isn’t much wrong and when there is, management tried to change it. Overall we are extremely happy with our choice. The amazing amount of parks and beach not so far away is definitely a bonus!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The good: We wish we’d known how many parks and nature walks there are within 10-15 min drive! It’s an amazing surprise. The bad: surrounding areas (Chatham and Strood) can be a bit dodgy. The car park they built on the estate is always filled with teenagers being loud. Makes it feel unsafe at times

What is the best feature of your home:

Community feel, quality of houses and supplied amenities, proximity to the station

4

Facilities

4

Design

5

Location

5

Value

4

Management


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Rochester Riverside, ME1

5th

Ranked 5th out of 19 in Kent

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