Most popular places to live but at a price
Three towns in top 10 for train commuters Top 10 sought after commuter towns
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.
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