What makes living in Wokingham so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

A local’s guide to Wokingham

Wokingham has been voted by many as one of the best places to live in Berkshire. As such, more and more people are choosing to move to Wokingham to enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle.

Life in the countryside

The secret ingredient of Wokingham’s success story could be the perfect mix of scenic landscapes with the perks of a big city nearby. The villages around the town provide a perfect combination of countryside feel without missing out any of the amenities that a town can offer. The area is ideal for many outdoor activities, especially with all those parks, open spaces, and lakes for all the ages. From picnic to mountain biking and paint-balling there are many exiting activities on this countryside that will keep you from a dull everyday life. There are many sports clubs, cricket clubs, and gyms around the town providing excellent facilities.

Transport links

Wokingham offers excellent transport links with services to Reading and London Waterloo straight from Wokingham station. Commuters can also travel easily to Paddington with a fast connection in Reading. Twyford and Fleet stations offer great services for those who commute from villages around Wokingham with fast links to central London. With fast access to the road network, Wokingham is only a few minutes away from M3 and M4. The A329 provides access to the M4, with the M3 accessible at Junctions 3 and 4.


The schooling system in Wokingham has been ranked as one of the best in Berkshire. Among the best schools is Polehampton Church of England Junior School, which is the best state-funded primary school in Wokingham borough, according to a comprehensive new guide. The school in Twyford topped the Real Schools Guide 2019 along with a long list of highly-rated schools. Schooling is an extremely important factor, especially for families who consider on relocating and there is no doubt Wokingham excels in this field. The area has been awarded multiple times for its family appeal. Factors like low crime level, excellent schools, sports clubs and housing play an important role especially for families.

Where to go

For those who have a passion for arts and like being a part of different cultural activities will be pleased to know how active the cultural scene in Wokingham is. The town residents have access to the local theatre, variety of festivals, market and many other events. Classic car shows and sports events are only some of the events that the villages around organise to attract the locals and offer unique spectacles. Wokingham also offers fine dining and entertainment options, with award winning country pubs and restaurants that will satisfy even the most demanding ones. The highly regarded Nirvana Spa is nearby, providing superb spa facilities in an award winning environment. Golf Clubs are numerous too, with Sand Martins in Finchampstead providing courses in wonderful landscaped grounds.


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Written by the SO Resi In House Team


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