Most popular places to live but at a price

Three towns in top 10 for train com­muters Top 10 sought after com­muter towns

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jo-Anne Rowney jo-anne.rowney@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THREE Bucks towns have been listed in the top 10 most sought after com­muter towns to live in, ac­cord­ing to a new study.

Ger­rards Cross came first, Bea­cons­field sec­ond while Amer­sham came in fifth in the rank­ings for the most sought after area to live for com­muters by prop­erty ad­vis­ers CBRE.

Ger­rards Cross was ranked highly due to the fast 25 minute com­mute to London Maryle­bone on the Chiltern Line.

While all three Bucks towns came in the top 10 for places they wanted to live, they did not ap­pear on the top 10 cheap­est com­muter towns.

Basil­don came top of the cheap­est list for the sec­ond year run­ning, while Lu­ton took sec­ond place.

Ac­cord­ing

to CBRE, an an­nual sea­son ticket costs £3,748 while the av­er­age price for a home was £176,886.

In com­par­i­son the av­er­age price for a home in Ger­rards Cross was £774,361 while a train sea­son ticket is £3,216.

Head of res­i­den­tial re­search at CBRE Jen­net Siebrits said: “Ger­rards Cross and Bea­cons­field con­tinue to ap­peal to those com­muters seek­ing easy ac­cess into Cen­tral London and Heathrow, with close links to the M40 and M4 mo­tor­way and, less sur­pris­ingly, re­main in the top three places.”

The rank­ings follow a study by Na­tion­wide look­ing at house price in­fla­tion last year.

South Bucks and the Chilterns av­er­age house price in 2014 was £342,711 a 37 per cent in­crease over the last 10 years, and a seven per cent rise since the last quar­ter. Ger­rards Cross Bea­cons­field Rick­mansworth Sevenoaks Amer­sham Guild­ford Pot­ters Bar St Al­bans Wind­sor

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