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Looking for the best family area to live in the UK?

March 23rd 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

Earlier this month, The Telegraph created a list of 20 of the most family-friendly places in the UK, including Esher, Cobham and Weybridge in Surrey. It stated that the number one priority for families is being within the catchment area of good schools, the list also includes good parks, playgrounds, museums, libraries, kid-friendly cafés, woodland walks – and there are plenty of these in Surrey, please check our article Surrey’s Best Woodlands. Family buyers are also attracted to other leisure complexes such as theatres and cinemas, swimming pools.
 
Research by the Good Schools guide and Savills has shown that parents are prepared to pay an extra 22 per cent to buy a home within reach of the best state schools in the UK.
 
Janette Wallis of the Good School Guide stated: “There has been a 50 per cent increase in requests for state schools since the recession began in 2007. This has partly been driven by concern about university entrance, because universities are being encouraged to look more carefully at state school applicants. Our aim is to help parents find a school that they would move house to be near.”
 
However there are areas in Surrey such as Woking and Guildford where prices remain lower and schooling is very good.
 
We have this lovely 4 Bedroom Detached House for Sale in Guildford, priced from £585,000. It is situated in Langley Place in a superb new development of just five contemporary three and four bedroom family homes http://goodfellows.co.uk/properties-for-sale/detached-house-for-sale-worplesdon-road-guildford-gu2-sale-id-600116461
 
If you would like to find out more about this property or some of the best family areas in Surrey, then why not pop into your local branch of Goodfellows for a chat and a coffee or call our team on 0845 3727070.
 
Source: The Telegraph