Whats the best home county?

What’s the best home county?

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  1. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Broken Bucks

  2. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    surrey overall
    but essex gives you travel options around the uk

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >essex gives you travel options around the uk
      Maybe I am mistaken, but the trains out to East Anglia are fricking shit and I don't think Essex would be any better for "travel options around the uk" given its proximity to EA. Most routes from the home counties that isn't already on your train line (from any home county really, but less so for those west or north of London) would go to central London first where you would switch on to the correct line to your actual destination wherever else around the UK?

      And generally the 'nicer' areas in the home counties aren't on the ones in the east anyway, but they all have their shitholes

      • 10 months ago
        Anonymous

        tbh I meant this as a car
        Surrey and sussex have rail too which is not that bad now since southern died

        but they only go to brighton and hastings or portsmouth

        via road north of the river has a better motorway network
        sussex had some lovely glass smooth roads but are now a pothole mess

        What are the best places in Surrey - Guildford, Dorking, Shere?

        cobham
        oxted
        reigate

        the bits around the m25 are very good

        theres also places like shere, gomshall and goadliming which have a little village feel

        overall though I think the best places are zones 5-6 of london
        you get the best of both worlds that way
        not far from the city if needs be but easy to get out

        a fun game is go to zoople, search for a county and sort by most expensive

        • 10 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks anon, that’s good information. Do you have any familiarity with Amersham and that area of Buckinghamshire as well?

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            seems comfy
            I live in south london but I work in the city
            lots of people communte from there
            seems easier to get to and on reflection has better road links than essex

            you can get out to the rest of england / midlands / wales pretty easy

            seems like it has a mix of old and new housing too are you looking to move there or visit?

            • 10 months ago
              Anonymous

              I may be moving, but not confirmed

              Just pick something that doesn't make your commute miserable. If Amersham is good for your commute, Amersham it is. I personally ended up moving to a place 15 mins walking distance from work, and I was infinitely more relaxed compared to everyone I knew, simply cause I didn't do the 2-4 hrs of commute bullshit per day that most workers around there accept as part of life. If you don't have to commute at all, then just pick almost anything basically.

              Thanks, good advice

              Why do you ask OP?

              If you need to commute into London, where do you need to get to? The train line/arriving train station makes a big difference to time and cost.

              If you don't need to commute to London - where do you need to get to regularly? (work, family, airports etc,)

              I’d need to commute to London, the City specifically

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                >City specifically
                which station, this makes a difference

              • 10 months ago
                Anonymous

                >I’d need to commute to London, the City specifically
                In that case, I'd recommend either somewhere along the Thameslink or a train into London Bridge/Cannon Street.

                As soon as you leave the tube zones then train tickets/season tickets cost bucks, so keep that in mind. Though if you're only in the office hybrid or less, then it might not matter.

                I've lived everywhere from zone 1 to Guildford. Train commute fricking sucks if you have to do it at rush hour times, especially into stations like Waterloo.

                My favourite place which I wish had been on my radar earlier is Blackheath in Greenwich. Such easy access to central, but doesn't feel like you're in London, and it's quite affordable/spacious compared to other areas.

                Living there meant I could easily get home late at night and not worry about catching the last train. I lived right next to the heath and Greenwich Park, so it was great for fresh(er) air and exercise.

                Downsides were that local restaurants and pubs were only average, but a big positive was that people are nice, generally middle class white people who work in the City or Canary Wharf, so it felt safe and didn't feel like a lot of London.

                If you want to live further out of London, then Tunbridge Wells is quite nice. Brighton is actually pretty commutable if you're not in the office every day. It has downsides, but there's a lot to like if you've got money.

          • 10 months ago
            Anonymous

            Just pick something that doesn't make your commute miserable. If Amersham is good for your commute, Amersham it is. I personally ended up moving to a place 15 mins walking distance from work, and I was infinitely more relaxed compared to everyone I knew, simply cause I didn't do the 2-4 hrs of commute bullshit per day that most workers around there accept as part of life. If you don't have to commute at all, then just pick almost anything basically.

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      >essex gives you travel options around the uk
      Maybe I am mistaken, but the trains out to East Anglia are fricking shit and I don't think Essex would be any better for "travel options around the uk" given its proximity to EA. Most routes from the home counties that isn't already on your train line (from any home county really, but less so for those west or north of London) would go to central London first where you would switch on to the correct line to your actual destination wherever else around the UK?

      And generally the 'nicer' areas in the home counties aren't on the ones in the east anyway, but they all have their shitholes

      The Dedham Vale area seems really nice, but it also seems like rail is pretty shit out there, Berkshire, Bucks, and Hertfordshire (especially St Albans) seems a lot easier for a city commute

    • 10 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are the best places in Surrey - Guildford, Dorking, Shere?

  3. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lakeshire.

  4. 10 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you ask OP?

    If you need to commute into London, where do you need to get to? The train line/arriving train station makes a big difference to time and cost.

    If you don't need to commute to London - where do you need to get to regularly? (work, family, airports etc,)

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