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.

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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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Very happy overall.

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Review Date Dec 2021

Overall a lovely development to live in. No pubs or shops within walking distance but that was our choice. I don’t commute on the train but the station is quite close. Parking is generally good however some people think the visitor spaces are their own parking space. Traffic noise from m25 can be loud on rainy days but generally seem to ignore it. All residents are friendly enough.

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Build quality of the houses are very good. All issues have been rectified fairly quickly. Privacy is a big issue. We are quite overlooked by other houses as are most other dwellings. Electric vehicle charge points are still to be installed. Build quality of the houses are very good. All issues have been rectified fairly quickly.

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Moving in during the coronavirus period means we didn’t get a proper hand over.

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

All issues have been rectified fairly quickly. One or two issues still to fix.

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Great looking but you don’t have to scratch too deep for problems

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Review Date Dec 2021

Good: aesthetically pleasing, landscaping maintenance, local towns on your doorstep, community, plenty of parking
Bad: traffic noise, snags, time taken by management to correct issues, bin storage facilities

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The development looks great and the landscaping is maintained to a high quality. There is a real community feel with other residents willing to lend a hand or simply say hello when you walk past. The development backs onto the M25 which is constantly busy and loud. Though the soundproofing is impressive. In general, snags to the building have been repaired quickly but a few have taken too long and for communal spaces, such as bin storage, it appears that requests fall on deaf ears.

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A bit more clarity on who does what. When issues have been raised in the past, you get sent around the blocks trying to find the right person to speak to. It would have been useful to have a list of the company and their responsibilities the day we moved in.

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

Generally, positive. Although on a few occasions it has taken months to have issues resolved or the contractors used haven’t had the right message communicated and arrive with the wrong products to replace faults – which leads to further delays.

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Princes chase. Lovely development

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Review Date Dec 2021

Love the area, perfect location from Leatherhead, cobham and oxshott. Easy access to m25 and a3. Road can become a little congested with traffic though

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the built of the house is amazing. Would have liked slightly bigger rooms. Management is good, I would expect more for what we pay for though l.

The design of the house and the finishing is wonderful, not what you normally see grok now build developers. High quality kitchen and bathroom. Well designed garden

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I would have waited for the new phase as the houses were slightly bigger and we were told that the new phase has same houses as the initial phase but that wasn’t true.

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

They have always come to sort oit problems that arrived.

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they go above and beyond and are always there to help

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Review Date Dec 2021

Nice and spacious, close to the stations

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The facilities management has been amazing but the buildings management not so great. Lady was pretty unhelpful and told me to get pest control in when I told her that the whole site was invaded by spiders. However have to say facilities is incredible, they go above and beyond and are always there to help

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Flat numbers of the bays of the parking, it’s a nightmare not having this

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

Building management hasn’t been great but facilities management has been

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