Commuter towns within an hour of London where property prices are below the National average
With the cost of property soaring, we thought it'd be helpful to compile a list of places within an hour's commute of London where you can still buy a house below the national average price of £245,443. It's still possible to get on that property ladder. The current climate has made people think twice about living in London and with the increasing trend of working from home, maybe leaving London might work for you. However, you don't want to be far away, as you may need to go into the office on occasion. Or on the other hand, you just might be considering moving to a town where you can commute to London but take advantage of the lower property prices. Take a look at our list of suggestions to see if this could work for you.
Ashford International is a 38-minute train journey to St Pancras International. It also benefits from being on the Eurostar route, which allows you to travel to destinations like Paris or Amsterdam from Ashford International station.
Canterbury is a beautiful Cathedral City in Kent that has a lot of history and is from a 54-minute journey from Canterbury West Station to London St Pancras International.
Folkestone is a Kent seaside town with its scenic harbour arm and ambitious regeneration plans for its seafront, Folkestone has a lot going for it. Commuting from Folkestone Central to London St Pancras by train takes from 54 minutes.
With good schools, this busy Market town also offers a good selection of period properties and fast train journeys into London. Journeys from Bedford Station to London St Pancras International Station take from as little as 41 minutes.
The Market town of Kettering is home to the Grade II listed Wicksteed Park, where you can enjoy a walk around the lake and enjoy the exciting rides at the amusement park housed within its grounds. The area has very competitively priced property, and train journeys from Kettering to London St Pancras take from 50 minutes.
This large, modern, thriving Market Town is rapidly becoming a popular and affordable choice for those commuting by train to London with journey times from 55 minutes.
Wellingborough is proving to be a popular option for commuters to London. It has also received a lot of press coverage as one of the best options amongst the cheapest London commuter towns. The area has plenty of parks, lakes and even an arboretum which you can enjoy on a warm day. The journey time from Wellingborough to London takes from 51 minutes.
Aylesbury is proving to be a popular place to live with its markets held in the cobbled market square. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, and train commutes into London take from 56 minutes.
A constituent town of the already very popular commuter hotspot of Milton Keynes. The area is famous for its heritage attraction Bletchley Park, which was a top-secret home to World War Two Codebreakers. It benefits from slightly lower property prices within proximity to Bletchley train station in contrast to those near to Milton Keynes Central Station and train journeys into the city take from 38 minutes.
Swindon has been named the most in-demand area for property sales by the online Estate Agent Emoov. It is home to the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, the Museum of Computing, and many parks. It benefits from having the most affordable property stock compared to the other locations on our list and commuting from Swindon to Paddington Station, London takes from 51 minutes.
Locations in the countryside, where you can still buy a house for below the national average price
Seaside locations where houses are priced from below £245,000. Plus seaside locations, where property is priced at a premium.
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