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Five Popular Places to Live in Surrey

Posted on September 20, 2017 by W.H. Cox
Five Popular Places to Live in Surrey

Surrey is a beautiful county with some unique towns that often top the ‘best places to live in the UK’ lists. With its beautiful green spaces and historical sites, it attracts new residents and visitors all year around. Surrey’s proximity to London also attracts a lot of families who want a better quality of life, as well as retirees and young professional.

WH Cox is privileged to call Surrey our home, and that’s why we’ve put together our list of the five popular places to live in Surrey.

Top Five Places to Live in Surrey – 

Guildford – this is the only large town on our list. Guildford is a town that has a lot going for it. Entertainment and culture, excellent restaurants and pubs. It has all the advantages of a small city without being too busy and crowded. Guildford might the perfect place for an ex-Londoner who wants some stimulus, but needs go down a gear.

Farnham – if you’re looking for a vibrant market town then you’ve come to the right place. Farnham has excellent transport links for a village but has managed to retain its charm and character. There are no chain stores in Farnham. The town is proud of its history of independent retailers.

Chobham – this quaint and picturesque village should be on your viewing list. It’s traditional antique shops and pubs manage to retain the quality you’d hope to find from an English rural village. It’s a National Nature reserve, so there are lots of green spaces.

Bramley – people, describe Bramley as having an almost over-worldly, fairy-tale look. It has a lot of heritage buildings so you will need to check if any are listed before you buy. Bramley is near Guildford for shopping and decent transport links.

Reigate – this might be the ideal place for people looking to escape London. Reigate is a little-known market town that has made its way onto the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’ list. This will no doubt lure potential buyers to the area.


Tips on Viewing Potential Houses – 

It’s easy to get swept away by a beautiful house in Surrey. That’s why it’s very important to keep your feet on the ground when viewing properties. Inspections are one of the easiest ways to get caught out. Every estate agent is asked whether the building has had a recent inspection. They might say yes, but that doesn’t mean much. A general inspection is exactly what it sounds like, and structural issues are unlikely to be spotted during one. If you have doubts you can request one or in the very least; you can ask the agent to specify the type of inspection.

Sometimes it’s also a good idea to check other sales in the local area. This is the litmus test of the actual value of the property you’re viewing. If it’s more expensive, then you need to work out why. If it’s well below the average, there might be a reason for that. This could link in with inspections.

Make sure you don’t unwittingly purchase a listed building. If the building is listed, it’s likely the estate agent will tell you but remember to ask. Take note – a listed building is difficult to modify in any way. And this isn’t just for major construction work or extensions. It can apply to routine repairs.


WH Cox & Son – Surrey’s Favourite Movers – 

If you’re relocating to Surrey, the first thing we’d like to say is – well done. You’ve made the right choice. Surrey always ranks highly on any ratings list and ‘best of’ articles. In addition, we get a lot of sunshine; we have lots of green spaces and low level of pollution. Surrey is right next to London so you can have all the benefits of the capital and leave in time to put your feet up in calmer surroundings.

WH Cox  moves hundreds of people in Surrey every month and we have the most affordable rates for removals and storage in Surrey. If you have any questions about Surrey, we’re more than happy to help. At WH Cox and Son, we believe in providing the best customer service possible. From your first call to us, we will do our utmost to make sure you feel at ease for your big move. Furthermore, we will discuss our range of services and any concerns or to answer questions.

Contact us today to discuss life in Surrey and your relocation.