Why move to Surrey?

Great Location, Unrivalled Access

There are many great places to live in the UK, but, if you’re not near London, you’re cut off from a lot of the best job placements and opportunities. Surrey has many towns a mere 30 minutes-to-an-hour from Central London so you can have the best of both worlds and escape the hustle and bustle at the end of the working day.

It’s not just London that you will have easy access to, but also major airports including Gatwick and Heathrow and arterial roads such as the A3 and M25. If you’re a jetsetter and want to keep the options open and plentiful, then it helps to be close to these major hubs.

Access to London and airports is one thing, but Surrey also grants you access to some of the best schools that this country has to offer in both the private and state sector. Surrey is home to esteemed schools such as Royal Grammar School Guildford, Charterhouse, Guildford High School and Epsom College.

The Cost

Now we’re not saying that Surrey is particularly cheap, it’s notably one of UK’s more pricey counties, but it’s all for a reason. Incomes tend to be higher, and it has a notably lower crime rate and better quality of life. Surrey is cheaper than London, so that’s why we count this as one of our pro-Surrey points. If you must live in the South East, then you will be getting more “bang for your buck” property wise in Surrey than the London Zones. Not only that but you will find larger, more attractive properties with gardens and access to green living space aplenty.

It’s important to point out that there are also many affordable housing options and not everyone is a footballer or celebrity although we are home to many of both!

The Surroundings

Did you know that Surrey has more wooded space than any other county in the entire country? It’s true! Packed between the main towns of Guildford, Woking, Dorking, Epsom and Farnham you’ll find miles and miles of gorgeous countryside where you can escape. You will never believe you are so close to the big city lights. If you are looking for the more rustic pace of life, then there are many picturesque, postcard villages to call home and grand estates for privacy if that’s what your wallet is happy with. If you crave a seaside getaway, then Brighton, although not in Surrey, is only an hour’s drive away. There really is something for everyone.

The Character

There’s a reason Surrey is one of the most popular places in the UK for people to set up home – the character of the place. In the delightfully quaint villages, you’ll find a truly traditional England while in the larger towns there’s a modern British vibe. Guildford has the retail offerings to par with Oxford Street except without the thronging crowds; it’s a hot destination for some chic shopping.

The people of Surrey are friendly and open, a stark contrast to the coldness that can often be found in London; there’s a great sense of community with many things happening locally and a supportive environment.

In Surrey, there is a broad mix of people, much like in cosmopolitan London, who have found a home that suits their global lifestyle, their familial needs and offers the perfect blend of British living.

The best thing you can do if you are considering making a move to Surrey is to get in touch with Seymours today. We know this County inside-out and would love to help you find your future home and get you started on a new life. Give us a call today and let us welcome you to our home, let us welcome you to Surrey.

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