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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Ruined Abbey in Surrey

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.

Gardens in Reigate

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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Lovely area but build quality low

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Review Date Dec 2022

The development is in a leafy location with plenty of parking. Transport links are poor, the bus service twice hourly, it’s runs Monday to Saturday during work hours only. The estate has an issue with barking dogs, in one house the dog barks continuously for sometimes 12 hours a day. Because the walls of the houses are are thin, the barking noises can be extremely loud even with the windows shut. There is also the weekly Sunday morning noises from the firing ranges which can go on all morning. The development is in a quiet area despite the issues.

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Heathlands is a small nice looking development in a leafy area. The properties are well designed in terms of storage but the built quality is extremely poor. I like my property because it has wide halls, lots of light and plenty of storage space however if i opened it I would be particularly disappointed with the build quality. 2 years in, the toilet has issues with flushing and there are lots of issues with fittings due to the poor quality of the build. Despite great ventilation mould spores have appeared in the bathroom. The bathroom was not decorated with the appropriate paint for bathrooms. The plaster has come out of the cheap partition wall. The windows have two trickle vents in and the heating is not balanced at all. The quality of the builds are low which is a shame as the layout if great.

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There is a gate at the back of the development which leads you to Heatherside for a short cut to the shops.

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

Extremely poorly, it has taken over a year to rectify one issue.

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Biggest disappointment is with Remus, the Property Management Company

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Review Date Dec 2022

Nice small development perfect for those looking for a peaceful pace of life and nice for children to be able to play outside as no speeding traffic. Not many amenities in walking distance but there appear to be done springing up so hopefully these area will develop. Parking generally civil ad most people have enough parking space with their house. Sainsbury’s supermarket nearby that can be walked to. Garden centre within walking distance. Neighbours friendly and care about the area.

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Biggest disappointment is with Remus, the Property Management Company. Typical of so many, they take the money but do very little to maintain the development. We’ve had public bins overflowing with poo bags, trees that bent or snapped during strong winds left in the same state for months until we complained. Weeding amd grass not being dealt with (until we complained).
An absolute disgrace really as it is Remus that are letting the development look untidy. Residents maintain their plots but Remus are lazy and do minimum / nothing until residents get in touch with them.

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Any definite future developments on the land surrounding.

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

Rather slowly!!! Takes several calls and emails to get anything done and then the quality of the job is debatable.

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Could do better

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Review Date Dec 2022

Lack of parking
Maintenance extremely poor – trees planted have died and still waiting over a year to be resolved
Entrance to the houses not maintained

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Design not thought through clearly

Facilities management name only

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

before buying – really check the design and ask for changes that simply should not have been implemented

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

yes but still outstanding

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Great place to live! London Square Staines

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Review Date Dec 2022

The development is at the doorstep of the shopping centre, restaurants, bars, train station and a river for nice walks.
Parking is a bit limited due to it being in town centre so we have one parking space bay per flat, and there are single yellow lines around the development to park in evenings. There are car parks but these are also free after a certain time only.

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It’s a great place to live, lovely design and contemporary feel to it. The facilities are great – gym, 24 hour concierge and walking distance to town centre shops and train station. The concierge team are attentive and I feel the building is managed well.

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Expenses of the service charge is very pricey and bills are increasing

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

Yes – very attentive and got back to me straight away, helped me to understand and advise me on the issue

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