Guildford seen as the best place to relocate to
Guildford has been named the best place in the country for city dwellers to relocate to by Compare My Move, a firm which connects people with removal companies.
This is based on the average house price, median salary, download speed and the annual average hours of sunlight.
The town is a 35-minute train ride from London, while property prices rose by 4.86% in the past 12 months.
The second-best place is the cathedral city of St Albans.
Dave Sayce, managing director at Compare My Move, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has seen many people reconsidering their living situation, with a large number of city dwellers ditching urban living and relocating to rural areas for a slower-paced life in the beautiful English countryside.
“It’s not surprising to see the top rural destinations are near London, with the likes of Guildford and St Albans proving popular places for Londoners to escape to, whilst having the benefit of quick and easy transport links into the city.”
Guildford is not a cheap place however, as the average house price is £539,496.
There is also a median salary is £34,207 and a median download speed of 60 megabits per second.
Comparatively for St Albans, the average house price is £559,240, the median salary is £34,101, and the median download speed is 59 megabits per second.