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Living in Guildford: What’s not to love?

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Life in Guildford

Professional couples and families are drawn to Guildford's excellent transport connections and world-class educational establishments.

From Guildford station, you can be at London Waterloo in under 40 minutes. This makes Guildford a popular commuter town, with property in the area in high demand. Guildford is also within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow airports, so very convenient for both business and leisure travel.

Some of the UK’s most outstanding educational establishments can be found in the area. Many London families decide to move to Guildford because of its world-class schools, including Guildford High School and the Royal Grammar School. The University of Surrey is also located in Guildford, with facilities including a state-of-the-art sports park open to the public.

Things to do in Guildford

Guildford is home to one of the most charming high streets in the south east, making it a pleasant place to shop and eat out. It has a rich array of local amenities, including designer boutiques, high-street stores including M&S and Debenhams, and a farmers’ market that takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. There are also three theatres and a multiplex cinema.

The town centre has Purple Flag status, which means it’s recognised as providing a diverse mix of dining and entertainment options at night while promoting the safety and security of residents and visitors.

There are lots to do in Guildford for families, with various events and festivals held throughout the year. Guildford Lido opens during the summer season from May to September, while Stoke Park has a boating lake, skate park and crazy golf course.

Top attractions include Guildford Castle and Guildford Cathedral, while the Surrey Hills and North Downs offer abundant rolling scenery if you want to get out into the great outdoors.

Best areas to live in Guildford

The Guildford area is home to some of the most exclusive properties in the country, but you’ll find a range of prices if you’re looking to buy.

Whether you’re seeking a cottage in a quintessential English village or a modern family home, there are many options to choose from.

In the past year, property in Guildford had an average price of £580,162, 27% up from the previous year.

  • Semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £553,850
  • Detached properties sold for an average property price of £926,504
  • Flats sold for an average price of £288,942

For more information on living in Guildford, read our area guide to find out why people choose to make the big move from London.

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