IMON Roberts of Strutt and Parker reports that more than 50% of the buyers in Gerrards Cross are from London.
“They are attracted by first class schooling both private and state, the convenient commute back into the capital and generally a better more suburban-type lifestyle,” he said.
“Gerrards Cross was born in the early part of the century with the creation of the Great Western railway, offering a fast commute to and from London.
“That same line now takes less than 20 minutes to Marylebone.The motorways connections are also exceptional with junction 1 of the M40 and Junction 16 of the M25 literally minutes’ drive away.
“The town also reflects this with the emerging coffee shops, restaurants and boutique shops, M&S and Waitrose have also cottoned on to the changing population and emerging trendy city markets and have recently set up in the town alongside the established and individual shops like the patisserie Jung’s and the Everyman cinema.
“When you consider that London is on average four times cheaper it is no wonder that this area has become a hot spot and a very appealing proposition for London buyers!
“We recently sold a house to a client moving from Montague Square, London, selling a 2,000 sq/ft apartment.
“He bought a five bedroom home in Gerrards Cross, more than twice the size of the apartment and for less money, with a great garden for his children, close to excellent schools and his commute to his London office is virtually the same ... happy days!
Simon Roberts of Roberts Newby, now part of Strutt & Parker.