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Counties > Surrey > Reigate


REIGATE is Redhill’s older brother, tucked under the North Downs, with rows of quiet residential streets and a shopping centre with a Morrisons supermarket. The town’s 18th-century Priory Park has undergone a £6.2m regeneration, adding football pitches, tennis courts and a skate-park. Sunday afternoon walks are taken on Reigate Heath, 130 acres of open space on the edge of the town, where there is a restored windmill that is used as a church. Education is shared with Redhill. There is a Roman Catholic/Church of England co-ed comprehensive called St Bede’s which gets good results. East Surrey College offers HNDs in art and media, and foundation degrees in business.

Reigate has a greater quantity of properties at the top end of the market than Redhill. The most exclusive areas are High Trees Road and just off Reigate Hill. A large family home on Pilgrims Way with ample gardens would cost more than £1.5m. A two-up-two-down in the town centre could be bought for rather less, at £250,000.

Good for: M25, M23, Gatwick Airport.

other stations nearby...

London terminal: Victoria
Journey time: 42 mins
Season ticket: £2220
Peak trains: 3 per hour
Off-peak trains: 2 per hour
Notes: changing at Redhill

London terminal: London Bridge
Journey time: 38 mins
Season ticket: £2220
Peak trains: 3 changing at Redhill
Off-peak trains: 1 per hour* (plus 2 per hour changing at Redhill)
Notes: *The off-peak through service extends to Waterloo East and Charing Cross