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Five wonderful reasons to start a new life in Surrey

Some parts of the UK have become synonymous with a good quality of life, and Surrey has always been part of that select group. This is a county that has something for everyone, whether you’re newly married, relocating for work, taking your first independent steps or retiring to a quieter part of the world. If you’re looking to start a new journey, here are five reasons why you should consider sumptuous Surrey.

1. You’ll be surrounded by serenity

The county is home to a number of pleasant towns, but even in the heart of any of them you won’t be far away from the countryside. Those who are already fortunate enough to live in Surrey know that areas such as Box Hill, Ashtead Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl are all worthy of exploration, and the rightly celebrated Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are a must-visit.


2. Your commute will be easy

While the countryside of Surrey may seem a million miles away from the centre of London, the truth is it’s not that far at all. For commuters, the journey to the metropolis is fast and relatively painless. For example, trains from Walton-on-Thames to London Waterloo take just 35 minutes or so, and during peak times there are several trains per hour.


3. Retail therapy will be on your doorstep

Some people like nothing better than a trip to London to tour the shops, but many locals know there’s no need to hit the city at all. Surrey’s towns offer a superb range of stores selling everything from high end fashions to iconic artworks and everything in between. Favourite spots for shopping expeditions include the cobbled streets of Guildford and The Heart in Walton-on-Thames.


4. Getting from A to B will be easy

During peak periods, Surrey’s roads can become as congested as those in any other county, but most of the time they are easy to use and a pleasure to drive on. The county is criss-crossed by a number of major routes, including the A3 to Portsmouth, the M23 to Brighton and the M3 to Southampton. Heading north, all of these routes will also take you into London.


5. Finding the right home will be simple

Thanks to a thriving property market, Surrey vendors are able to sell their homes quickly and with a minimum of fuss. Here at James Neave, we have been selling flats and houses in Surrey for a number of years, and we deal with potential buyers from all parts of the county and right across the UK and beyond. This is an area that is in great demand, and it’s a trend that shows no sign of stopping.

If you’re thinking about selling or perhaps you’re looking to buy or rent, why not get in touch today? We offer a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable service and we’d love to hear from you.