If you’re on the hunt for a new home in and around the London area, unless you have money to burn, you won’t be looking at properties in Central London. The cost of living in the most exclusive areas of the capital are mind-boggling. Recent stats have shown that every minute closer to Central London by train adds more than £3,000 to the cost of a house. So what are the alternatives? What are the best towns to live in near London? Here we’ll take a look south and ask the question ‘Is Epsom a nice place to live?’
Epsom is delightful market town just outside London. It is the perfect escape for anyone who works in or around Central London. With its leafy streets and village feel, there are few better towns to get away from the stress and chaos of the city.
So why is Epsom a nice place to live? Perhaps its greatest appeal is the sense of space and the ‘outdoorsiness’ of the town and area. The borough of Epsom and Ewell covers around 8500 acres, 2000 of which are open space. There are green open spaces everywhere you look in Epsom, where you can enjoy running, walking, biking and more. There are also plenty of things to see and enjoy. You can never get bored in this town. If you’re asking yourself ‘is Epsom a nice place to live’, here are a few reasons why the answer is a resounding ‘yes’.
Nonsuch Park is the busiest and most ‘open’ of Epsom’s green spaces. It contains ancient woodland and is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance for its habitat and wildlife. The park has many natural interests. It is home to a variety of different species of birds, flowers and insects. The historical Nonsuch Mansion House sits in the centre of the park and features a café, which is great place to go after a walk, run or ride.
Epsom Downs Racecourse
The racecourse is the most famous place in Epsom and has been home to the Derby for centuries. Racing aside, there are always events and shows taking place at the racecourse.
Is Epsom a nice place to live? Yes, and Epsom Common plays a large part in this. Commons are dotted all around London, think Clapham or Wimbledon, and they provide endless enjoyment for dog walkers, picnicers, exercise enthusiasts, golfers, kite flyers, cyclists, the list goes on. Epsom Common features 436 acres of ponds, wetlands, heathlands and woodland. It is a hugely popular attraction in the town.
Another outdoor activity to enjoy in Epsom is the famous market. It is well-known throughout in and around the area and takes place every Thursday and Saturday. It helps to add a touch of tradition and charm to the town and is well supported by local residents.
So we hope we’ve answered your question – is Epsom a nice place to live? If you love the great outdoors and green open spaces, then, absolutely, yes it is!
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