Many people choose Berkshire due to the variety of areas it has to offer and its proximity to London. A Berkshire home search could focus around areas in the East of the county such as Ascot or Bray which are famous for the lavish lifestyle they offer as well as the amount of prime property within their boundaries. Alternatively people may choose to look further West along the Thames in Pangbourne or perhaps in a more rural village area such as Bucklebury.
Whatever the location, the area offers a huge choice for those with their hearts set on a Berkshire home search. A rapid commute back in to Paddington, London will become even more swift with the introduction of Crossrail’s Maidenhead terminus in 2018. This will allow those travelling from the area to travel all the way across London to the city without having to change to use the London Underground. This is likely to have a significant impact on property values in the area as it opens up the regions to the West of London to those currently working at its Eastern boundary.
The Thames Valley is increasingly a hub for multinational corporations to put down their UK roots which has resulted in an increased popularity for a Berkshire home search. Renowned for its technology and communications focus, the Reading area offers a huge variety of lifestyle options for employees of those companies relocating out of London whilst maintaining a central geographical position in terms of UK logistics. As a result the number of people carrying out a Berkshire home search is also on the rise.
Reading is also the base for The University of Reading, and the area has a vast choice of top flight schooling in both the state and private sector. These range from internationally famous schools such as Eton College, Wellington College and St Georges Ascot to some of the country’s top ranked state funded schools for example Hampstead Norreys Primary School, The Downs School and Charters School.
For more information on Berkshire please feel free to contact us, visit the West Berkshire Council website or one of the 5 unitary authorities that make up East Berkshire; The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and Slough.