Is Woking a Nice Place To Live?

June 05, 2024

Is Woking a Nice Place To Live?

Woking is a town in the north-west of Surrey. It is situated just 23 miles from London making it an excellent place to live for those wanting a quieter life whilst still working in the city. But is Woking a nice place to live? We believe the answer is yes as it is the best of both worlds – green spaces and yet a bustling town, giving you lots to do and experience. 

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Within this article we will be helping you to answer the question – is Woking a nice place to live? – for yourself by exploring the various aspects that contribute to the quality of life in Woking. 

Access to Transportation and Connectivity

Woking has good transport links no matter how you want to travel. Via train, you have easy access to Woking Station which will get you into London in half an hour. Brookwood Station and Worplesdon Station are also very close to Woking, allowing for easy access to a train station no matter where you live in Woking. 

Woking also has buses that can take you to the surrounding areas and, due to the comprehensive schedules, it is easy to live in Woking without a car. 

If you do have a car, the M25, M3 and A3 are in close proximity to Woking. 

If you are wanting to go further afield, Heathrow and Gatwick Airport are both around fifty minutes away via train or bus. 

Local Amenities and Services

Jubilee Square is the place to go for your shopping needs. Located at the crossing of Church Street East, Mercia Walk, and Market Walk, it has been redeveloped to make it an excellent shopping destination, including by high street and high end retailers. 

If you have children or are thinking of having children, Woking is a great place to live as there are many excellent school options. There are 34 primary schools and 11 secondary schools in Woking, many of which have the children performing at well above average and that have been rated outstanding by Ofsted. In 2019, St. John’s the Baptist Comprehensive was ranked as the number one state-funded secondary school in Surrey.

Housing and Real Estate

Woking is definitely cheaper than nearby London with the average house price being £598,122 in 2024. Detached properties do sell for over a million pounds, with the average selling price being £1,008,053. Semi-detached properties sell for an average of £544,689, with flats fetching £268,823.

Although this is still in the higher end, it is £200,000 to £350,000 cheaper than homes in London. 

Recreation and Leisure Activities

As we have already briefly mentioned, Woking has a lot of green spaces. There is RHS Garden Wisley which offers a peaceful retreat and a chance to see the flagship garden of the UK’s leading gardening charity, The Royal Horticultural Society. The garden offers amenities such as a plant centre, gift shop, restaurant, and café. It hosts a range of events, including flower shows, plant fairs, workshops, and educational programs for both adults and children.

Then there is Horsell Common which is a nature reserve located in the north of Woking. The Common is a popular destination for nature lovers, walkers, and outdoor enthusiasts, as it’s packed with a diverse range of wildlife habitats.

If you enjoy the theatre or art, Woking also has you covered as it is home to the New Victoria Theatre and The Lightbox, which is a gallery and museum. 

Community in Woking 

Woking is a town with a high level of community with many different community groups in place in order to bring locals together. These include art groups, sports and fitness groups and community support. 

If you are moving to the area, joining one of the community groups will be an excellent way to quickly become part of the community and to meet and make new friends. 

Is Woking A Nice Place To Live?

So, is Woking a nice place to live?

We think the answer is still yes. It has the perfect balance of peaceful, tranquil green spaces mixed with lots to do and places to go such as Jubilee Square and The Lightbox Gallery and Museum. 

Woking has excellent transport links, allowing you to get to London and the surrounding areas quickly and easily. It also has many excellent schools making it a great choice for families or people considering having children. 

Although its houses aren’t the cheapest in the UK, it is a lot cheaper than London whilst allowing you easy access to the city, for work or play.

We encourage you to visit and explore Woking for yourself so you can see all it has to offer. 

If you are moving to the area and are in need of some self storage, we offer cost-effective, secure self storage units. If you would like to know more, please give us a call on: 01483 971 990 or click here to find out more

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