We Like Towns

Town life is more fashionable than country life. People are choosing to buy townhouses in top commuter towns rather than village houses because they want to save on petrol, stay close to shops, be able to meet friends for coffee. The cappuccino culture is being felt way beyond London. Continue reading

The Choices People Make

London agents are saying that the gap in house prices between London and the country has never been wider. Their advice is that 2013 is the year to make your move and capitalise on the difference before the market recovers and prices in the country start to go up. Continue reading

The Rise and Rise of Commuting

The desire to swap the city for the countryside remains as strong as ever in spite of the economic downturn. Either we become tired of city life, our children reach school age or we decide we want to improve our quality of life. But the recession and the widening gap between prime and secondary markets, posh and less posh, has made a difference. Continue reading

City Dwellers Dream of the Countryside

The urge to flee the crush and anxiety of the city life is as strong as ever, in spite of the recession. As you strap-hang on the tube, squeeze onto the bus, struggle to park the car near your house, remember that one in three city dwellers are dreaming of moving to the countryside. Continue reading

The Commuter Guide website is based on the bestselling Telegraph Guide to Commuterland, by award-winning property journalist Caroline McGhie.

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