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Tunbridge Wells - Future Commuter town Hotspot?

Posted by Kirsty Parsons - November 20, 2014

tunbridge wells commuter townTunbridge Wells has been highlighted as one of the five top future commuter town hotspots for those working in London by online estate agents emoov.co.uk following data from the Office for National Statistics revealing that the average property prices in London have soared by 20.1% in just a year.

The five towns, including Tunbridge Wells, offer London workers an alternative to the high city property prices as growth in prices in these areas has been below that in the city.

What makes Tunbridge Wells a great Commuter Town?

With a population of just over 56,000 and lying just 35 miles south of central London by train Tunbridge Wells is already a commuter town favourite. Providing a real balance of great facilities, leisure opportunities, schools and childcare with quick access to the fantastic countryside of Kent and East Sussex. With investment in new developments in both the Town Centre and in the High Brooms area to the North Tunbridge Wells provides a great opportunity for those looking to move out of the city.

A new build family home in Tunbridge Wells can cost around £325,000 according to emoov.co.uk , far lower than in the city center. Commuting time from either Tunbridge Wells town centre or High Brooms stations offers a 45 minute commute into London Bridge or Charing Cross stations.

In the article by the Daily Mail they warn to take the cost of travel into consideration and compare what that extra money would buy you in terms of additional buying power to remain in the city. The average travel cost, without a travel card, from Tunbridge Wells is currently around £4908 per year.

Read the full article on the Daily Mail website here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/mortgageshome/article-2692863/Five-commuting-future-hotspot-towns-property-price-growth.html#ixzz37cnOidIH


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