With the 2023 property market still moving fast, buyers are even more likely to continue snapping up properties within easy commute of London. So how can you find a good location that’s available to purchase now and that will ensure that you aren’t left with a long and arduous commute? We’ve found three locations that make a great place to kick-off your search.
In 2023 estate agents in Brentwood will likely see a rise in enquiries. This is largely due to the rise in popularity of Essex towns and Brentwood’s close proximity to London. Brentwood has a population of around 50,000 and is located 20 miles north-east of London. Depending on what mode of transport you choose, central London is reachable within about 1 hour 30 minutes. This makes it a fantastic place to base yourself if you intend to work full time or hybrid-work in the city centre.
Brentwood is a busy and vibrant location with many different attractions for all age ranges. Children will enjoy the nearby animal sanctuaries and parks, whilst adults will be thankful for the many different eateries, shops, and walking locations.
Located between Maidenhead and London, Slough is another of the top places for commuters to purchase property. Via the Elizabeth line, London is easily reachable within around 20 minutes. With a wide variety of houses, apartments, and luxury properties, you’ll be sure to find something to match your requirements.
Local estate agents will be able to advise you on the best location to begin your property search, based on your specific needs and your budget. You won’t be short of recreational activities during your time in Slough, there are leisure centres with top-quality gyms and shopping centres such as the popular Queensmere.
Whilst this town may have a huge connection to the royal family, it is also an increasingly popular place to live, and makes a fantastic location for commuting to central London. With a welcoming and busy atmosphere, this town is home to Windsor Castle and boasts some of the best educational facilities in the UK. One of these is, of course, Eton college. With its renowned reputation it attracts some of the most influential families.
Houses and apartments do come with a price tag that reflects the area's popularity but being located within an hour’s travel time of central London, makes it an ideal base for those ready to relocate.
Wherever you choose to invest in property, it is important to ensure that the local area is safe, friendly, and secure. Ask the locals about any neighbourhood watch schemes and what the crime rate is like. You will usually be able to gather plenty of information from those who have lived in the area for a while. There are many different factors that play a part in relocating to a better area for the regular London commute so doing your research before setting the wheels in motion is essential.