Surrey

Surrey is a county in the south of England. It has an area of 1,663 square kilometres and a population of 1.2 million people. Surrey borders London to the North West and Hampshire to the East. The county has many beautiful parks which are great for families, as well as areas with wild landscapes ideal for outdoor pursuits such as cycling or walking. There are so many things to do in Surrey – find out more about this wonderful place!

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Best places to live in Surrey

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Where is Surrey?

Surrey is a county in England, located approximately 50 miles southwest of London. Surrey has about 132 million residents and covers an area of 1663 square kilometres.

Areas in Surrey

The county of Surrey is split into 12 districts: Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede (which includes the city of Kingston upon Thames), Spelthorne (includes Staines), Tandridge (includes Woking), Waverley (includes the towns of Godalming and Farnham) Wealden (includes East Grinstead). 

Some of the most popular areas for prospective homebuyers include:

Guildford – The town of Guildford is a hugely popular spot for young professionals and families, with excellent schools, plenty of leisure facilities and buzzing nightlife. The primary reason for Guildford’s popularity is its excellent commuter links, with trains to London Waterloo taking less than half an hour, and the M25 circling London just a few miles away.

Reigate and Banstead – This district is located in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers plenty of scope for outdoor activities. It’s also home to the market town of Reigate, which has a great range of independent shops as well as a few well-known high street names.

Woking – Woking is a thriving town in Surrey with an excellent array of amenities and facilities, including the famous Peacocks Shopping Centre, which provides residents with everything they could need under one roof. All this makes it an ideal place to settle down as a young family or retire from work-life!

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Camberley – Situated in the heart of Surrey, Camberley is perfect for those looking for a town with all the amenities they need on their doorstep.

Universities in Surrey

There are a number of excellent universities located in the county of Surrey, including the University of Surrey, Royal Holloway, University of London, and Brunel University London.

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a public research university located in Guildford, Surrey. It is the largest university in the county, with over 18,000 students enrolled. The university has been awarded Gold by the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and ranks among the top 150 universities in Europe.

Royal Holloway

The Royal Holloway, University of London is a world-renowned university located in Egham, Surrey. The university is ranked as one of the top 50 universities in the world and boasts an impressive array of alumni, including seven Nobel Prize winners.

University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist university located in Farnham, Surrey. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in art, design, fashion, media and performing arts.

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Top Schools in Surrey

Surrey is home to some top-rated schools which can be found on various rankings such as The Sunday Times School Guide or The Telegraph’s Top 100 Schools. Some examples include:

Charterhouse School, Guildford – placed 12th in The Sunday Times School Guide

Royal Grammar School, Guildford – ranked 23rd by The Daily Telegraph

Tormead School, Guildford – placed in The Sunday Times list of the top 100 co-educational schools

St George’s College, Weybridge – a co-educational school that is part of the prestigious St George’s Hospital Medical School

Population of Surrey

Surrey has an estimated population of about one million people across its area. The majority (almost 80%) live outside Greater London with almost half living in towns such as Guildford, Woking and Staines-upon-Thames – all located on or very near major train lines into central London via Waterloo.

 

Reviews in Surrey

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A nice place to live

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Review Date May 2024

Great location to get places, London and Gatwick being a simple train away.

A couple of nice places to in Redhil, but not a huge amount. Reigate isn’t far which is really nice, and some nice walks around the area.

There is a bit of traffic noise, but the windows tend to shut it out for the most part.

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Fairly basic design, which allows for a nice, clean living space.

The communal areas are frequently cleaned and have a really nice feel to them.

The building management team have always responded well to us and been helpful when needed.

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Traffic noise took some adjusting, but I guess you get that in any town centre.

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Efficiently and friendly. Responding in a timely manner.

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Fantastic development and Great General Manager

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Review Date May 2024

Charlie is a very very good manager for the kooky Redhill , she is always on hand to support and very friendly as well , I am extremely happy to have her as the General Manager she is an asset to Kooky overall. Don’t ever let her leave us thanks Lady C we love you !

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Great facilities and very secure and loving the music feels like a hotel which we love. The management is no fault at all . We both are good with every single thing there is nothing more we could ask for . The moment we walk in we feel very safe and secure

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All explained by Ben he explained everything to us we accepted the property the same day we view

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes straight away we do not have no issues at all the moment a problem states it fixed .

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Very good management. Very attentive . Very good service

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Review Date May 2024

There are no words to explain about these properties very modern very luxurious ONE word perfect first class

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Very stylish love the decor and very spacious love the music in the background after a long day at work can’t wait to come to a beautiful home not to mention the gym facilities and how can’t forget the fabulous office work space area but how I can the the fantastic toilets in the gym/ office space area

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Nothing just one word perfect location perfect everything

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Very efficient very quick to respond thank you Charlie for a wonderful service

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Amazing place to live

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Review Date May 2024

Living in Marches, Woking offers a great blend of amenities and tranquility. Good shops, restaurants, and transport links. Peaceful street and minimal noise.

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Marches Development is a stellar place to call home. The design is modern and inviting, with well-maintained facilities that cater to residents’ needs. Building and property management are top-notch, ensuring a hassle-free living experience. The amenities are plentiful, promoting a comfortable lifestyle. Overall, I highly recommend Marches for its exceptional living standards and attentive management.

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I wish I had known how warm it is inside the flat.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They react quickly and provide excellent service .

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