Bucks is the best for com­muters

Towns come top for those trav­el­ling into Lon­don

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A new on­line tool has been launched to help peo­ple get on to the prop­erty lad­der, which mea­sures the cost and time per com­mute, av­er­age house prices per area and the amount of dis­pos­able in­come left over.

Ac­cord­ing to the tool, High Wy­combe is the num­ber one com­muter town for Lon­don in which to live based on its com­mute time and cost and the af­ford­abil­ity of homes there.

Amer­sham is ranked at num­ber four, with Ger­rards Cross named at num­ber five. Other lo­ca­tions in the top 10 in­clude Staines in Mid­dle­sex, Wok­ing and Red­hill in Sur­rey.

High Wy­combe is seen as num­ber one be­cause of its 30 minute jour­ney time to Lon­don, with travel costs of £4,180 per year and av­er­age house price of £346,197.

Amer­sham has a 34 minute jour­ney time to the cap­i­tal, travel costs of £3,368 each year and an av­er­age house price of £542,856, while Ger­rards Cross has a 28 minute jour­ney time, travel costs of £3,328 and a more ex­pen­sive av­er­age house price of £792,177.

The study has been put to­gether by web­site To­tal­ly­Money.com, and Joe Gardiner of the com­pany said: “We truly feel this tool will be a great help to any­one who is con­tem­plat­ing a move out to the sub­urbs.

“Liv­ing a short com­mute out­side of Lon­don has al­ways been a pop­u­lar choice for many work­ing in the cap­i­tal, both for fi­nan­cial and life­style rea­sons.

“Fi­nally there is a use­ful tool to help sim­plify the de­ci­sion process.”

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