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What Are The Best Places to Live in Surrey?

Surrey is a great place to live. If you have a growing family or looking for a change of pace in life, moving to Surrey would be the best decision. There’s always something to do in Surrey, and the area is booked all year round with events.

The city is perfect for growing families. Everywhere you look, there is an abundance of things for your kids to do and play around — recreation centres, playgrounds, and parks. If you are an outdoors person, you can enjoy the Thorpe Park Resort, RHS Garden Wisley, and the Saville Garden. 

Did you know that Surrey has the most wooded space in the entire country? There are miles and miles of breathtaking countryside space where you can escape when things get too much. This rural life is for those who may be tired of city life. Imagine yourself living in a picturesque village with a seaside getaway nearby.

Are you looking to move to Surrey? Here are some of the best places to live in Surrey!


Average Property Price: £ 1,080,811

Average Monthly Rent: £ 2,663

Cobham is a popular choice for all age groups. Fresh graduates, newlywed couples, and even retirees. Cobham offers the best of both worlds. Cobham is just a 40-minute train ride away from London. You enjoy the quaint, traditional British vibe, yet you can still be connected as Central London is just 25 miles away! 

If you have kids, you won’t have to worry about their education. There are more than enough schools for you to choose from. There are ten schools for primary education and five secondary schools in and around Cobham. If they want to further their education, there’s also Brooklands College and Guildford College.


Average Property Price:  £515,924

Average Monthly Rent: £2,000

Guildford is a market town combining historic features with modern architecture. You can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the halls of an ancient castle or cathedral, then spend the rest of the day in its national prizewinning sports centre. 

The cobbled streets are lined with independent shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, so you can have a shopping spree anytime you want. Just 40 minutes away from London, many residents continue to live in London but escape it after their 9-to-5 jobs have ended so they can enjoy the peaceful ambiance that Surrey provides.


Average Property Price:  £950,000

Average Monthly Rent: £1,999

Windlesham’s main claim to fame is that it is home to the most expensive single private residence built in the UK. Updown Court is a grand mansion built in 1924 with 103 rooms showcasing some of the earth’s rarest materials. Standing in the middle of 58 acres of woodland, Updown Court has its private arboretum, multiple green open spaces, and child-friendly activity centres for families who want to spend some time in the great outdoors.

Windlesham is known for the village camaraderie, attracting a lot of retirees. A peaceful and quiet village, Windlesham is excellent for those who have had their fair share of adventures and now want to settle down.

A couple of schools in Windlesham provide excellent primary education, such as Windlesham Village Infant School, Valley End, Church of England School, and the Independent Woodcote House School. For secondary education, there is the Gordons School and Charters School.


Average Property Price:  £375,245

Average Monthly Rent: £1,352 

Woking is gobsmack situated in the middle of the Surrey commuter belt, making London and the rest of the country accessible to all Woking residents. It has two shopping centres, parks, theatres, a couple of excellent schools, restaurants and pubs so I can’t imagine you wanting to leave Woking any time soon.

Woking is more affordable than Guildford, which adds to its charm. Just 30-40 minutes away from London, most Woking residents choose to live in Woking but work in London.

This town is also known for its cultural diversity. If you’re coming from overseas, then you’d be glad to know that Woking is a safe space. The community celebrates different cultural events such as Diwali and Chinese New Year, drawing in thousands of tourists worldwide.


Average Property Price:  £594,867

Average Monthly Rent: £1,000

This quaint town is known all over Surrey as the best place to raise a family. It showcases top schools like St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School and St. John’s School for your children. Despite the quiet ambience that Leatherhead provides, it is less than an hour’s travel away from London. You won’t even have to give up your job in London to live in Leatherhead!

Set in a green landscape, Leatherhead has access to all of Surrey’s beauty spots. Although, you don’t have to get out of Leatherhead to go sight-seeing. Over 80 of its buildings are listed for their unique architectural or historical aspects. Walk around town, and you’ll get that Old English vibe. Anglo-Saxon and Roman archaeological remains have been found along the River Mole banks, proof that early settlements existed in Leatherhead.

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Peter Worrall

By Peter Worrall

Peter's experience of the storage industry is second to none. He is an experienced branch manager and runs his site brilliantly; if you’ve got a question, Peter is the man to ask! Away from the office he's a dedicated family man; his hands are always full raising his kids, but he still finds time to follow his favourite football team.

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