If you are looking for s to purchase your first property, help is at hand by way of a fantastic interactive map from Totally Money.
When looking to buy property in London, the commute to work is an enormous factor and could well be the overriding element in where you choose to purchase. Unless you do your research, you could still end up paying over the odds for what you might think is a good deal. In the days of faster transport links and improved transport infrastructure you can look further afield than you think. Places as far away as Crawley are now considered as affordable commuter towns near London.
So back to the map. You can have a play around with it here. The towns that feature on the map are ranked according to travel time, commuting costs, average income and average house price. High Wycombe comes out on top here with a travel time into Central London of 30 mins, commuting costs of £4180, average earnings of £23,341 and average house prices of £346,197. You can click on any town on the map to find out these stats.
Inspired Homes have developments in two of the towns featured on the map, Crawley and Epsom. We always aim to develop our homes in affordable commuter towns near London.
Crawley has the following stats:
Travel time to Central London – 38 minutes
Commuting costs – £2508
Average earnings – £21,437
Average house prices – £451,442
Travel time to Central London – 44 minutes
Commuting costs – £3228
Average earnings – £20,306
Average house prices – £277,982
You can see why Crawley and Epsom are on this map of affordable commuter towns near London. Our Inspired Homes development in Epsom features starting prices way below the average house price for the area. The up market, contemporary apartments at Rutland House start at £281,950. Our development in Crawley, The Broadway, features apartments from £183,950.
The map also features innovative filter functionality, where you can put in your own requirements and figures to see what affordable commuter towns near London are right for you. We highly recommend giving it a try!