Famous as a Spa town in the 17th Century, the town has a wealth of excellent schooling, restaurants, shopping and communication links within the existing area and London beyond. Epsom has an enviable reputation as being voted one of the most popular places in the UK to live, regularly appearing in the top ten in various nationwide surveys.
The pedestrianised centre of the town is bustling on market days and in addition, has an interesting Sunday farmers market once a month. The Ashley Centre is the hub of the town and is home to many High Street names. Cafe culture is well represented and the mix of local restaurants and historic public houses offer a wide choice for the local population.
Sporting and leisure facilities abound, in particular, the renowned RAC Golf and Country Club a few minutes drive from the town centre. The well known David Lloyd Centre, Virgin Active and the Rainbow Centre to name but a few, provide a wide range of sports and leisure activities for the whole family. There are various clubs and parks offering cricket, tennis and football facilities.
Epsom mainline station offers an excellent service to Waterloo, Victoria and London Bridge. Junction 9 of the M25 gives access to both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports.
Epsom and Banstead are located in Surrey - they border the Greater London area. As a consequence Epsom and Banstead are extremely popular areas with those looking to move into the London area for work commitments - commuting into central London by train takes less than one hour each way.
The great thing about Epsom and Banstead is that their location means you'll never be short of shops to browse or things to do. Access to central London's hive of shops, restaurants and bars is easy and cheap. By the same token, Epsom and Banstead benefit from fantastic local amenities including the Ashley Centre - a modern shopping centre full of fantastic shops, from big brands to small independent traders. The area also plays host to a cinema.
The popular Channel 4 show "Location, Location, Location" has previously rated the area the best place to live in the UK. If that's not a great endorsement and a reason for you to up the ante in your search for a property in Epsom and Banstead, nothing will be!
Local landmarks include the Epsom Downs Racecourse as well as Chessington World of Adventures, and the nearby Hampton Court Palace. Epsom and Banstead are fantastic places to live offering a great quality of life, as well as boasting the convenience of having Europe's largest city right on its doorstep.
An interesting and eclectic stock of property is available, from bijou cottages, modern apartments and substantial family houses, to the larger period properties built many years ago for London landowners coming out of town to enjoy the waters of the wells. Today Londoners still flock to the area to invest in family homes, educate their children in the excellent schools and enjoy the many benefits this vibrant town has to offer.