If you are a young professional working in or near Central London, then where you set up home is really important. There are plenty of things to consider before you make up your mind but the main aspects young people will look at are the commute, the accommodation and the social life. Here we take a look at some of the best commuter towns for young professionals near London.
Finding a balance between the cost of living and your commute is important. If you are paying over the odds for a property in the centre of London, then your commuting costs will be low and, if you can walk to work, non-existent. But chances are you will be paying way way over the odds for your accommodation, be it rental or ownership. You will need to look further afield at the best commuter towns for young professionals near London.
The type of accommodation you get for your money changes dramatically the closer you get to London. You could probably rent a four bedroom house in one of the best commuter towns for young professionals near London for the same price as a small one bedroom flat in the city. And this one bedroom flat will most likely be small, boxy and characterless.
For most young professionals, a busy and active social life is essential. It is probably one of the very factors that made them choose London as their place of work. Your perception might be that the closer you are to Central London, the better the choice, the bigger the party. But is that necessarily the case? If you look at some of the best commuter towns for young professionals near London, they are a buzz of social activity. Explore London’s suburbs and you will find places where you can lead a fun and fulfilling social life and enjoy endless outdoor activities. Croydon, for example, has emerged as a social hotspot with endless bars, restaurants and pubs, as well as numerous activities you can enjoy in the open spaces nearby.
Croydon also ticks the boxes for commute and accommodation, making it one of the best commuter towns for young professionals near London. You can get into the city in under 20 minutes. And there are some stunning property developments underway or close to completion too.
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