5 best cities for those who plan to go at work in London every day

Despite the constantly rising prices for railway tickets, moving from the capital to another city in the UK can be beneficial for you. The main thing is to know where to find suitable housing.

The best choice for: fans of living in the open air

Haslemere, Surrey

In 2018, a year's travel costs: £4112

In 2017, a year's travel cost was £3972

Cost increased by: £140

Why: According to Neil Barnes of the Hamptons International real estate agency, Haslemere is suitable for everyone who needs to travel to London every day.

The city is located 50 minutes from the station Waterloo and very close to the southern coast, giving the local residents an excellent opportunity to spend their weekends outdoors, for example, boating.

The location of the city simply cannot be better for a lover of life in nature. Located between Surrey Hills and South Downs, Haslemere is ideal for cycling, hiking and horseback riding.

There are supermarket Waitrose, boutiques and coffee shops, as well as enough rural pubs in neighboring villages. Another plus is in local schools, the education of which is closely monitored by the Office of Standards in Education (Ofsted).

With all that, the choice of the real estate in city is very various: from cottages from a red brick up to private residences and country houses in Edwardian style.

Cost: 3-room accommodation will cost about £500 thousand, and a 5-room house will cost you £800 thousand.

Best choice for: economical buyers

Luton, Bedfordshire

In 2018, a year's travel costs: £4176

In 2017, a year's travel was: £4032

Cost increased by: £144

Why: Beautiful schools, a fantastically convenient transportation to the center of the capital and democratic at a price houses make Luton the best place for those who often travel to London, according to Jackson-Stops real estate agency.

Luton is not the most beautiful city in the world, and there is nothing special at its center, but from the city to St Pancras station you will get in only 23 minutes, which is very convenient if you want to work and travel to London each day.

Parents love Luton for its schools. Barnfield South Academy, Barnfield West Academy and Cardinal Newman Catholic School are highly appreciated by the Office of Standards in Education.

The choice of property is quite impressive, not to mention the pretty little villages near Luton, which are perfect for those who dream of the house smothered in roses and greenery.

Today, Luton cannot be considered a dream for any person, but there are plans for the next 20 years to invest about £1.5 billion in the development of the city. This means that there will be many new shops, restaurants, a shopping center, a new football stadium and a renovated airport.

Cost: the average house in Luton is quite inexpensive: £252,896.

The best choice for: those who cannot choose between town and country

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

In 2018, a year's travel costs: £4900

In 2017, a year's travel cost was £4732

Cost increased by: £168

Why: Berkhamsted is often underestimated because of the more convenient location of St Albans, but it is much more profitable at prices and is located near the magnificent Chiltern Hills highlands.

In the center of the city there are many restaurants, cafes and boutiques, and near the city you can find the famous landmark - Ashridge Estate. A special highlight of the city is fairs, which are held here twice a week.

The station, from which you can get directly to Euston Station, is located in the center within walking distance from anywhere in the city.

There are several excellent schools in the city, the best of which is Berkhamsted School private school. There are also state educational institutions highly evaluated by the Office of Standards in Education, such as Bridgewater Primary School, Ashlyns School and Victoria CofE first school.

As in the case with Luton, there are the most charming villages near the city: Aldbury, Bovingdon and Potten End.

Cost: A 3-room house with a terrace in Victorian style will cost you £650- £700 thousand.

The best choice for: those who want the value of his house to grow

Flore, Northamptonshire

In 2018, a year's travel costs: £6584

In 2017, a year's travel was: £6,356

Cost increased by: £228

Why: You probably never heard of this charming village, but, according to Ian Cattle of Carter Jonas Northampton, it is the hidden gem of the United Kingdom. And thanks to the new road, a trip to Flore will become even more accessible.

Ian explains: "Thanks to Victorian houses, rural aesthetics, a local colorful pub and elementary school, life here seems tempting for many families." The transport communication is arranged remarkably well. London's Euston Station can be reached in just an hour.

In addition, Cattle believes that Flore's star is just starting to shine: "At the end of next year, a new road will be opened here, which will inevitably lead to a rise in property prices."

By the way, Flore is located near Althorp House - the family estate of the count family Spenser, where Princess Diana was born and where various events and festivals take place regularly.

Cost: you will pay from £450 thousand to £500 thousand for a 4-room house.

The best choice for: those who will travel to London not every day

Chippenham, Wiltshire

In 2018, a year's travel costs: £10424

In 2017, a year's travel cost: £10060

Cost increased by: £364

Why: The trains go to Paddington for about an hour. A very expensive trip means that you can hardly travel to London every day, but if you need to visit the capital a couple of times a week, this option may be ideal for you.

Next to Chippenham there are charming villages such as Hullavington, Great Somerford, Biddestone and Sherston.

House prices here are quite affordable. Additional advantages of living in Chippenham can be considered good primary schools, as well as places for family recreation - walking and horseback riding.

Cost: you will pay from £650,000 to £900,000 for a 3- or 4-room house.

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