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I will be moving to London with family from India in Jan/Feb. I am exploring online the best place to live in UK. I will be working from home so I do not need to be close to a specific place. But I have wife and kids with me so I am looking for following: a. A family friendly area/town/city (safe and nice people). b. Easy access to markets, parks and transportation. c. Not too crowded/noisy neither countryside like. d. Nearby schools and hospitals. e. A 2 bedroom apartment within GBP 700 - 900. I hope I am not asking for too much. I have looked online and London seems to be quite expensive. But some forums say Halloway is well connected and less expensive. I have also read about Liverpool and Birmingham as nice cities and less expensive as well. What will be your suggestion? Thanks for your help.

Asked on Dec 5 2016, Renting in London | Report content

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  • Hi Jolly - with a budget of £700-900k, you will probably struggle in most parts of Greater London. However, it may be worth exploring the surrounding regions such as Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Sussex. As a lot of people live in the areas but work in London, transport links are improving to the city and you often find that these areas are more conducive to family life. Feel free to post any questions you have about your search. All the best.

    Answered on Dec 6 2016, Report content
  • Thanks propertysolvers. I researched more and came up with following list, can you let me know which of these are 3-4 best options for excellent schools (for 12 year plus), safety, nearby markets, direct to London transportation and within £900 for re bed room apt for rent: Amersham Beaconsfield Berkhamsted Horsely Windsor Tunbridge Wells Lewes Reading Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Tunbridge Wells, Kent St. Albans Hampstead Heath

    Answered on Dec 7 2016, Report content
  • Hi Jolly - I´m sure all of those areas you mentioned will have good schools - but there will be quite a variation in terms of rental prices. Hampstead Heath, for example is in a prime area of London and rents are certainly not going to be cheap. Reading, on the other hand, could be a good option as it is going to be better connected to London with the new rail line (Crossrail) and I think the rental prices are likely to be more reasonable. In terms of schools, you can download OFSTED inspection reports. For other amenities, Google sites like "Property Wizza 2.0", "Property Detective", "Street Check", "Find a Hood" and "UK Local Area".

    Web reference: https://www.propertysolvers.co.uk/

    Answered on Dec 8 2016, Report content

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