Have you ever considered living in Surrey?
Surrey is one of the home counties, a historic and well connected location that borders London, as well as other counties, such as Hampshire and Berkshire. It was once home to King Henry VIII and has the highest GDP per capita of any English county. It’s an incredibly popular location, whether you’re moving out of London or into the South East of England from another location in the country. So, why might you consider a move to Surrey?
You can get anywhere, fast
Surrey provides quick access to the centre of London, whether that’s for a daily commute or weekend shopping. Guildford, for example, is just 27 miles from the centre of London with the average train journey around 52 minutes and many trains an hour to choose from. Surrey is also well connected to the rest of the UK and Heathrow is close enough to make weekend breaks and business travel easy to accommodate. Surrey also has great road links all over the UK – the M3, M25 and M23 all run through the county.
A cosmopolitan part of Britain
Outside of major cities such as London and Manchester, Surrey is often named as one of the most cosmopolitan parts of the UK. Royal Holloway University is based in Egham and the University for the Creative Arts has campuses in both Farnham and Epsom. The world famous Yehudi Menuchin music academy, with its wealth of international students, is also based here. You’ll also find a broad mix of people and personalities, which is reflected in the local dining, entertainment and culture.
Strong communities, great for families
Surrey has lots of fantastic options when it comes to local schools and, as a result, is a hot spot for families looking for a fantastic location in which to raise children. The local infrastructure here is very family friendly and there is a strong sense of community that is often difficult to find elsewhere, especially in more urban areas. Surrey also has a wealth of different property options, whether you’re looking to live in beautiful rolling countryside or you’re keen on a town environment.
Living the Surrey life
Surrey is jam packed with activities for families, from Chessington World of Adventures to multiple perfect spots for picnicking. It’s also an area that is renowned for its luxurious lifestyle options, whether you’re looking for exceptional dining or boutique shopping spots. Golf courses are plentiful and the county is also home to some world renowned sports locations, such as Epsom Downs Racecourse. It’s also a county of great historical relevance and is filled with fantastic locations to explore that shed light on England in the centuries gone by. Perhaps the most famous is Hampton Court Palace, which was Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence – you can visit it today to find out why.
One of the reasons that Surrey is so popular is that it offers something for everyone. From the food and nightlife, to local communities and schools it is a county that is worth considering if you’re currently looking to move. We handle lots of properties right across Surrey – contact us to find out more about what’s available.