Easy Links to London make Walton-on-Thames a Magnet
There are a number of good reasons to make Walton-on-Thames your home at the moment, ranging from top quality shops and restaurants to idyllic parks and gardens. It goes without saying that the proximity of the River Thames is a major attraction, especially for those who like to savour a peaceful stroll on a Sunday morning accompanied by pleasant views across the water.
While many local residents have chosen to retire here, there are of course many more who chose the town because of the ease and convenience of the rail links to London. With regular speedy trains to Waterloo, getting to and from the office is a piece of cake, so a steady influx of newcomers to the area looks set to continue.
Walton-on-Thames railway station has been ferrying passengers to London and back since the 1830s, when the first services ran from Nine Elms – a station which closed a decade or so later – and Woking Common, now simply called Woking. In many ways, Walton grew as a town in conjunction with the rise in popularity of a burgeoning railway system.
Parking spaces are available at the station, but it’s not always easy to find
The station itself is located on the southern edge of Walton and the northern edge of Hersham, making it ideal for the thousands of commuters who head into London on a daily basis. Parking is limited to around 250 cars, so the clamour for spaces is at a premium. Thankfully, there are plenty of spaces for cycles, so it’s easier for many to take to two wheels instead.
Here at James Neave, we have seen a noticeable increase over the years in the popularity of properties which are within walking distance of the station. To the north, Ashley Park Road and the various branches off of it are always a favourite, while to the south of the station Mayfield Road and the surrounding streets are permanently in demand.
If you own a flat or house in the vicinity, you are highly likely to find buyers or tenants easily through James Neave. We understand the attraction of living close to a railway station, and the convenience that this can bring. Anyone who makes their way to London on a daily basis will know just how tense it can be, so it’s pleasing to know that at least part of the journey can be completely stress-free.