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Located in the heart of Surrey, Woking is a large town offering visitors a wide range of leisure activities, shops, and restaurants. Jubilee Square, which was designed and built in commemoration of the Queen’s 60-year reign, is lined with cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating.
Woking boasts some fantastic schools and transport links, particularly to London. Many ex-Londoners now live in Woking as they get more value for money in terms of property, whilst still maintaining excellent public transport.
Moving to Woking
Property prices have been increasing in Woking, but this is much like anywhere in Surrey. The average price paid for property in Woking is £713,879. Detached homes can be purchased for approximately £808,657, semi-detached homes for £397,352, and terraced homes are selling for around £343,173.
In terms of rental opportunities, prices for one-bed flats start at £750 pcm, with terraced homes creeping over £1000. For a semi-detached family home, renters should be looking at a minimum of £1350 pcm. And, for detached homes, anywhere between £1500 to £7000 pcm.
Moving to Woking couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Reeves office is located just 40 minutes away from Woking, in Petersfield. The team at Britannia Reeves are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Schools in Woking
Goldsworth is an ‘outstanding’ primary school in Woking, along with Smithwood and Barnsbury. Woking High School is the best and most local secondary school in the area, receiving both ‘very good’ and ‘outstanding’ rankings from Ofsted.
There are a number of independent schools in Woking. Greenfields and Ripley Court are both co-ed facilities providing education for children aged between three and eleven. Hoe Bridge School is also co-educational, but caters to children aged three to thirteen. Halstead Prep School is for girls only, aged two to eleven.
St Johns is an all through school, for ages eleven to eighteen. Woking also benefits from having Woking College, which is one of the top performing sixth form colleges in the country.
Transport Links Woking
Woking is served by a strong road network. The A320, A3046, and A324 are all major routes in and out of the town. Guildford is just a 13-minute drive south and London can be accessed in well under an hour in good traffic.
Woking also benefits from having a main railway station, with two extra (Worplesdon and West Byfleet) around a 5-minute drive away. There are 14 direct trains to London Waterloo per hour, with the fastest services taking just 25 minutes. Guildford is just a 9-minute journey. Trains also run to Portsmouth Harbour, Basingstoke, Southampton, Weymouth, Salisbury, Alton, Exeter St Davids, and Weymouth.