Shopping till you’re dropping in the Walton-on-Thames area
It always pays to carry out some research before you move to a new area, especially if you’re moving to a location that you know very little about. There will be a number of factors that you’ll need to take into consideration, including schools, medical facilities, car parking, entertainment venues and bars and restaurants.
One of the issues which often get overlooked is the provision of shops in your new neighbourhood, but this is an aspect that deserves to be taken seriously. If you find yourself several miles away from the type of stores you like to visit, you might soon regret the decision. In some cases, you may even end up moving on again to pastures new.
Those who move to Walton-on-Thames are likely to be extremely pleased with the choice of shops that are to be found in the vicinity. While there are many stores in the local High Street and along Bridge Street, perhaps the most popular place for retail therapy is the highly impressive Heart Shopping Centre on New Zealand Avenue.
First opened in 2006, The Heart has become the focal point for shoppers from Walton-on-Thames and beyond. It’s home to more than 50 excellent stores and around 800 parking spaces, not to mention over 270 superb apartments. These properties are among the most sought-after flats to rent in Walton-on-Thames of all.
Among the more famous retail names at The Heart you’ll find H & M, Monsoon, New Look, Next, Debenhams and River Island. There’s also a well-equipped gym here, and a popular children’s club. We all feel a little peckish when we shop, so it’s reassuring to know the choice of eateries includes Carluccio’s, Giraffe, Pizza Express and Nando’s.
While local residents are likely to find just about everything they need in Walton-on-Thames, there are many other excellent shopping centres in this part of Surrey. They include Elmsleigh Shopping Centre in Staines, Times Square in Sutton and St Martin’s Walk in Dorking. Further afield, there are popular shopping areas to be found in Twickenham, Leatherhead and Farnborough.
To find out more about retail therapy in Walton-on-Thames and beyond, be sure to speak to the experts at James Neave. As well as offering a superb range of properties for sale in Surrey, we also provide top quality advice and guidance about living in the local area.