There are various factors that you could consider should you use our website to look for property to buy or rent in South East England. Financial factors are likely to be especially influential on your final decision; so, if you will be working in London, which commuter towns are among the most affordable?
Swindon is 71 miles west of London and, according to the Evening Standard’s Homes&Property website, the daily commuting time to the capital is just 58 minutes. Plus, the average house price in Swindon is £195,212, while an annual travel card will set you back a mere £8,864.
Reading is just 36 miles west of central London – and, when you buy a return ticket to Paddington station, you can expect the journey there to take only 32 minutes at the cost of £42.50. You can find an especially broad choice of Reading properties through our website – though, of course, you shouldn’t overlook the attractions of the following towns…
You can enjoy similar financial benefits when you buy a Stevenage property. Thanks to its relatively small population and beautiful countryside surroundings, it can make a wonderfully peaceful habitat.
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Hemel Hempstead is similarly peaceful. It’s 24 miles northwest of the capital, and a return ticket to the London-based Euston railway station can cost you only £19.80.
Lying 48 miles southwest of London, it will cost you just £38.40 for a ticket affording you incoming and return 45-minute train journeys between Basingstoke and Waterloo station. The large town in northeast Hampshire is also only 30 miles northeast of Southampton.
Only an approximate 20 miles west of central London, the Berkshire town of Slough is also wonderfully inexpensive to commute from. On a return ticket, a train ride to Paddington station will set you back a mere £15.40 – and last only 31 minutes, too.
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
This was formally designated as a new town only in 1967, but already has much to recommend it as a commuter town. A 44-minute train ride to Euston station will, when you opt for a return ticket, cost just £38.
This town can easily intrigue history buffs, thanks to its seventeenth century brick manor house known as the Old Manor. Also, assuming that you purchase a return ticket, it costs only £24.80 for a 64-minute trip to Waterloo station – itself named after the battle that saw the final defeat of Napoleon…
Whereas, according to Lloyds Bank in a report published last summer, a residence in central London would cost you £722,000 on average, the equivalent price of a home in Newbury, which is only about an hour away from the capital, is a far lower £272,000. The commuting time’s only slightly longer!
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
St. Albans is only approximately 20 minutes away from central London; however, according to the Lloyds Bank report, the average house price there is much lower than it is in the London Underground zones 1 and 2.