31 Oct

Barking: Perfect commuter town for London

Barking: Perfect commuter town for London

While the attraction of living in London, with all the flash and pomp that this offers to its residents will bring in a lot of younger people to not only work in the city but also live there, for many older people, the novelty will long have worn off. For these employees, the notion of commuting can be far more enjoyable, and the thought of settling in a smaller area within touching distance with their family will be a much-more attractive prospect.

For this reason, people looking for property for sale in Barking and other surrounding areas will find themselves with some of the best settings around, while also having the chance to commute to London with great ease, given that the capital is situated merely 8.8 miles away from the centre of Barking.

With any commuter town, the travel options have to be spot on, as residents need to make use of them to get to work each morning. Sitting to the east of the River Roding, the town is on the A13 road, and this makes it easily accessible from London. As well as this, the town's own station, Barking Station, is a central commuter hub, served by London Underground, London Overground, National Rail operator c2c and many London Bus routes. For those in the east, the city is also reachable easily from Upney station.

As well as this, the town itself also has a number of attractions within it. The centre of the settlement is currently the subject of extensive regeneration, and it is hoped that this will provide some fantastic retail options in the future, as well as offering the opportunity for adults to further their education at the Barking Learning Centre.

The town is also a popular area for sports, with residents able to get involved at a range of levels with a wide number of such activities, which include the likes of football, cricket, basketball and hockey, all of which are popular pastimes.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801480048-ADNFCR

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