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Commuter towns to look out for

If you’re currently browsing the property market and you want something closeby to work, nearby to schools and surrounded in plenty of green space then you’re looking for a commuter town. There are plenty of great places to settle down across the UK that promise all these things and what’s even better is the property market in these locations are becoming ever more suited to the first time buyer. With shared ownership homes growing in numbers right across these regions, you can move into your dream home in these ideal locations at a price that is just about right for you.


If you happen to work in Manchester or Sheffield then you want to check out shared ownership Derbyshire. A county at the heart of the Peak District anchored by the Pennines and decorated in villages and countryside landscapes, this is a location well connected to the big cities while being a relaxing and tranquil spot to come home to. The area is well known for its untouched landscape, close communities and family run businesses that make this commuter hotspot so desirable. And with quick links to Manchester and Sheffield you can’t go wrong with this well-balanced location.


Just north of London this county is peppered with golf courses, parks and parishes. Renowned for its historic architecture, quaint village atmosphere and good schools, Bedfordshire puts you just where you need to be in the South with connections all over the region. From Cambridge in the West to London in the South, the work commute needn’t be a hassle. And with plenty of space shared ownership Bedfordshire ensures you get a lot for your money. Nearby to Luton airport too, Bedfordshire is an idyllic county town to keep your eye on.


If you’re looking to work in the powerhouse that is Manchester then look no further than shared ownership Cheshire. Renowned for its swanky allure, cocktail bars, abundance of Waitroses and blissful countryside, Cheshire is a real treat. Less than 20 minutes from Manchester and a favourite amongst celebrities, footballers and their wives, shared ownership Cheshire entails rubbing shoulders with a few high flyers. A commuter town not to be missed, Cheshire is a real steal.

Tunbridge Wells

A little further south, Tunbridge Wells is a beautiful county town just south of London and enveloped in a glorious coastline. With the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural beauty on your doorstep, Brighton down the road and endless numbers of castles to take the kids at weekend, a home here ticks a lot of boxes. Shared Ownership Tunbridge Wells is a great way to get on the property ladder here and will certainly be a decision you won’t be regretting anytime soon.