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In the past, Epsom has featured in the top ten of Halifax’s ‘Quality of Life Survey’. This is due to its second-to-none transport links, proximity to London and highly regarded schools. Due to being located by the North Downs and with access to Surrey countryside as far as the eye can see, many move to Epsom to benefit from a perfect balance of urban and rural living.
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Moving to Epsom
Positioned in the London commuter belt and with unrivalled access to the M25, homes in Epsom are hot property. There is a wide variety of properties to suit all requirements and budgets. However, there are countless large family homes with large gardens and off-street parking. Some are Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian.
Smaller families, couples and professionals will benefit from the smaller homes and apartments on the market. If you have your heart set on a two-bed terrace or a contemporary apartment you will be able to find it in Epsom.
Schools in Epsom
Parents with children under 11 will benefit from one of Epsom’s ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ primary schools. Ofsted awarded ‘outstanding’ to Southfield Park, Wallace Fields Infants and Juniors, Ewell Grove Infants and West Ewell Infants.
All of the secondary schools in Epsom have sixth forms. Blenheim High is the only co-educational facility and is ‘good’ in the eyes of Ofsted. Rosebery (girls only) and Glyn (boys only) are both championed by parents for their excellent GCSE results.
If you would prefer your child attends an independent school there are some of the best in Epsom. Epsom College is for boys and girls aged 13 to 18 and is a leading day and boarding school set in 84 acres of parkland and Victorian buildings. City of London Freemen’s is extremely highly regarded. It is a co-educational day and boarding school in Ashtead Park.
St Christopher’s, Kingswood House, Downsend, Epsom Lodge and Ewell Castle are all popular private schools in the area too.
Transport Links Epsom
Sitting just inside the M25, Epsom’s access to this motorway means excellent access for those who regularly commute by car. Central London can be accessed in an hour, as can the coast.
Epsom is also served by two train stations. Epsom is the central offering, whereas Epsom Downs is just off of the Reigate Road. South West Trains and Southern trains run 15 trains per hour. Five services run to London Victoria via Sutton with journey times all under 45 minutes regardless of if a fast or slow service. There are four trains to London Waterloo via Wimbledon (36 mins), two to Dorking (14 mins) and two to Guildford (33 mins).
Epsom Downs station has just one platform with a typical off-peak service consisting of one train per hour to London Victoria via Sutton, West Croydon and Norbury. There is no service on a Sunday.