Five reasons to move to… Woking
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Here at Seymours, we love where we live and our agents know their local areas inside and out. In a new area focus we shine a spotlight on some of Surrey’s towns and villages and what makes them such great places to live, work and play. First up, Woking.
It’s the best place to live in the UK
According to an online tool which ranks towns in Britain based on crime rates, house prices, life expectancy and other factors, Woking scored 100%. This was based on an 83.6% employment rate, average salary of £31,000 and average life expectancy of 83.
It’s a haven for commuters
With trains from Woking to London Waterloo taking just 24 minutes with eight services per hour during peak times, it’s a great place to live for anyone who works in the city or enjoys spending their leisure time seeing the sights.
It’s great for theatre fans
Despite its close proximity to the city, you don’t even need to jump on a train to check out the latest West End show as Woking’s theatre complex gets some of the best touring performances straight from London.
It’s got an exciting culinary scene
Woking’s food and drink scene has really exploded in recent years. From the artisan sellers situated along Market Walk to independent eateries offering food from across the globe, alongside all your usual chain restaurants, the town has something for all types of foodie. Plus the town hosts its own food and drink festival each September.
It’s home to some top schools
As well as Tormead, an independent school for girls aged four to 18 that always scores highly in the league tables, St Peter’s Catholic Secondary School and Gordon’s School are another rof the top schools in the borough.
Don’t forget to check back here for more town and village area focuses and, if they inspire you to buy or rent in the area, contact one of our friendly agents who will be happy to help.