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Moving to Surrey from London - not such a shock, say Surrey estate agents

As Surrey estate agents we are very proud of our county and feel it is one of the best places in the UK to live. Many people coming to us for property for sale in Surrey are relocating from London. Primarily they are driven by the exceptional schooling and open countryside, but we are finding more buyers are heading for the county in search of value for money - either making the most of the rising price of a property they own in London, or looking for more bricks and mortar for their money. Winkworth are avid readers of the property press, so it was no surprise that an article caught our eye about relocating to the Surrey suburbs, written by a London fashion journalist who found herself swapping the city for our very own home county. Out priced of the capital's property market and with a husband and young child, she ended up purchasing a property for sale in Surrey on a 1960s modernist housing estate. While she lamented the loss of crowd-funded coffee shops and quinoa scones, the journalist has discovered something of a location nirvana in Surrey; a place where parking is less stressful, social events easier to organise and community spirit present in spades. Of particular interest to Surrey estate agents were the statistics quoted in the feature. Apparently some 84,000 adults and 65,000 children moved out of London in 2013. The source was the Office for National Statistics, so about as bona fide as you can get. The lure of the Home Counties is a strong as ever, it appears. Many hardened urbanites often ask us about the lifestyle change attached to a move from London. Our reply is the same every time: it's simple. While you can choose to live a slower pace of life, Surrey is packed full of vibrant towns and world-class facilities. Places such as Woking, Reigate, Dorking, Esher, Weybridge, Guildford, Leatherhead and Farnham are no 'backwater' destinations; they are brimming with shops and restaurants of a high calibre. There are delis where you can buy the latest super foods, bars to catch live music and places of historical importance. What Surrey does offer over the capital is access to beautiful countryside and open space - all within a 50 minute commute or less into London (for those who may miss the big smoke). If you are looking to relocate and are interested in flats and houses for sale in Surrey, or you have a property in the county that you would like valued, contact Winkworth today.

As Surrey estate agents we are very proud of our county and feel it is one of the best places in the UK to live. Many people coming to us for property for sale in Surrey are relocating from London. Primarily they are driven by the exceptional schooling and open countryside, but we are finding more buyers are heading for the county in search of value for money - either making the most of the rising price of a property they own in London, or looking for more bricks and mortar for their money.

Winkworth are avid readers of the property press, so it was no surprise that an article caught our eye about relocating to the Surrey suburbs, written by a London fashion journalist who found herself swapping the city for our very own home county. Out priced of the capital's property market and with a husband and young child, she ended up purchasing a property for sale in Surrey on a 1960s modernist housing estate. While she lamented the loss of crowd-funded coffee shops and quinoa scones, the journalist has discovered something of a location nirvana in Surrey; a place where parking is less stressful, social events easier to organise and community spirit present in spades.

Of particular interest to Surrey estate agents were the statistics quoted in the feature. Apparently some 84,000 adults and 65,000 children moved out of London in 2013. The source was the Office for National Statistics, so about as bona fide as you can get. The lure of the Home Counties is a strong as ever, it appears.

Many hardened urbanites often ask us about the lifestyle change attached to a move from London. Our reply is the same every time: it's simple. While you can choose to live a slower pace of life, Surrey is packed full of vibrant towns and world-class facilities. Places such as Woking, Reigate, Dorking, Esher, Weybridge, Guildford, Leatherhead and Farnham are no 'backwater' destinations; they are brimming with shops and restaurants of a high calibre. There are delis where you can buy the latest super foods, bars to catch live music and places of historical importance. What Surrey does offer over the capital is access to beautiful countryside and open space - all within a 50 minute commute or less into London (for those who may miss the big smoke).

If you are looking to relocate and are interested in flats and houses for sale in Surrey, or you have a property in the county that you would like valued, contact Winkworth today.

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