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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Great value and build quality. Lot of house for the money

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Review Date Jun 2022

Great open spaces and build quality. Houses are spaced out and created a nice community.

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The houses are designed well and it’s nice having a balcony. I’ve lived here for a year now and am enjoying it still. I’d only move for a bigger house eventually. The garden is a good space and it’s helpful having a walled garden especially having a dog in the house.

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Not much as I knew people on the development

What is the best feature of your home:

Balcony is the best feature to me. It’s nice for the summer days and nights

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It’s a lovely quiet location, which feels like a friendly little self contained community.

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Review Date May 2022

Good parking facilities for a new development. Bin collection’s are spot on.
Very quiet with hardly any traffic noise

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So finally a few months of living in our lovely new home
It’s a lovely quiet location, which feels like a friendly little self contained community.
Building management has been slightly hit and miss with some things being attended to immediately and to a good standard but sadly a few things I’m still chasing and are therefore outstanding.
On the negativeside i’ve had to contact estate management about the unkempt grass area to the front of our property and sadly this is still unsolved.
Overall its a lovely place to live with my family.

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I would recommend looking a little more closely to all the small details, mainly the finishing off touches and not just at the layout and furniture and don’t be frightened about asking too many questions

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Plenty of washrooms and a lovely bright, airy, separate lounge

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Love this place

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Review Date May 2022

I absolutely love the building and the facilities. Gym and parking are great and close to all shops

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Great flat, gym facilities and parking
Concierge very helpful and very well decorated flat
Building close to all shops, restaurants and supermarket and helpfull people living in the building
Close to train station and bus stop
Cant complain, close to Thaemes

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

Train ticket in Staines is pricey as outside Oyster zone

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

Yes, they are very quick responding issues and I feel safe living here

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Happy living with London square

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Review Date May 2022

London Square Staines is a fantastic place to leave as it is a pet friendly apartment. I would give 5 stars for its location and 5 stats for management teams. I am quite happy with Alex’s team, very helpful.

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Mine is a two bedroom apartment with a big balcony. It is well designed and the decorations are very modern. The car park is safe and the cameras are everywhere. The gym is clean and it has wifi and basic equipment. There are two doors at the entrance which is very secured and safe.

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London square is a pet-friendly apartment and if you have lovely pets. This is a good options for you

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

Yes. Alex’s team are very helpful. Everything I inquiry I got it solved.

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