Reasons To Move To Surrey

Posted on December 20, 2015 by W.H.Cox

reasons to move to surrey

Since Surrey is within easy commuting distance of London, it’s often among the first choices a person considers when planning their exit from the capital, perhaps tired of the extreme crowdedness and thoroughly fed up with the petite and diminutive flat and apartment sizes. But it’s precisely because Surrey is nearby that it isn’t one of the cheaper counties in which to make a home and its stockbroker belt is notoriously expensive. So if it can’t be relied upon as an area in which to find your dream home on the cheap, then what are its outstanding features? In short, why move here? Well, there’s…

  • The beauty – this county really doesn’t want for aesthetic charm. Considering the Surrey Hills alone, stretching all the way to the border of Kent from their starting point in Haslemere, this is simply drop-dead gorgeous countryside, punctuated by picture-postcard villages and enchanting settlements.
  • The towns – Whether you’re in Godalming, Leatherhead, Guildford, or Dorking, you’ll find no shortage at all of characterful streets in this busy county. In a recent Best Places to Live Near London list, compiled by Country Life magazine, seven of Surrey’s towns and villages made the cut. Besides the more famous ones, there’s an abundance of lesser-known hamlets, many of them strikingly appealing.
  • The Schools – Surrey has an array of excellent primary and secondary schools. It’s a county where your children have the chance of getting the education they deserve and not getting lost in the shuffle of inner-city schools where truancy and violent outbursts mar every lesson.
  • The Airports – it’s no great trouble getting to either Heathrow or Gatwick.
  • The Things To Do – Famous gardens to visit include Alice Holt Forest, Clandon Park, Wisley and Winkworth Arboretum. Then there’s Brooklands Museum and – for a truly interesting and rather different day out – the Sculpture Park, where hundreds of modern exhibits are displayed throughout ten acres of garden. And that’s just for starters. Culture is certainly an important and cherished part of Surrey.
  • The Commute – Get to Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge in no time at all. From almost every embarking point in Surrey, the journey is less than an hour. You can also go to Blackfriars, St. Pancras and Farringdon on the Thames Link trains from Redhill.