What makes living in Surrey so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

If you’re considering moving to Surrey, here are some reasons why this is the perfect place to live.

If you are considering moving to Surrey, here are some reasons why it is a desirable place to live.

The Location  

Are you looking to move in south-east England, away from the buzz of the city but still close to excellent local amenities and transport links? Surrey might be the place that you looking for.

Surrey Transport links

Surrey is well connected to London with the M3, M25 and the M23 as well as to major towns and villages thanks to a significant A-road network. The extensive rail service in Surrey, with lines in and out of London, makes it easy and convenient to travel to many smaller villages and towns. Access to London Waterloo with South West Trains is easy for commuters, along with many National Rail services that connect the county to London and to other places of the country such as Epsom and Guildford. International travel is also a breeze; Surrey is close to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. 

Local amenities in Surrey

The vibrant market towns will provide you with numerous options from Michelin starred restaurants to cosy independent cafes and pubs. Aside from the great mix of shops, Surrey is a base to discover great London attractions and rich history such as the Hampton Court Palace and marvellous Kew Gardens.


Surrey provides some excellent choices when it comes to schools and educational institutes. Some notable schools from the Ofsted schools guide include  Charterhouse and Tormead or some of the best state schools like Gordon's School and St John the Baptist Catholic in Woking to name a few.  

Thinks to do in Surrey

Whether you’re looking for a music event or you’re a sport’s enthusiast, in Surrey there are always options for entertainment. For the adventurous, you can participate on the Prudential Ride London, the flagship cycling event that takes place every year in Surrey. For the lovers of local craft, food and entertainment, visit the annual Surrey County Show that serves the purposes of Farming and Countryside Education (F.A.C.E) and provides a fantastic opportunity for families to experience rural life in Surrey. Then there’s the annual music festival in Guildford where you can dance in the rhythms of many artists, as well as the Guildford Book Festival for the lovers of literature.

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Written by the SO Resi In-House Team

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