8 Apr

Purley: A quiet pocket in the bustling capital

Purley: A quiet pocket in the bustling capital

When people are heading to London to find themselves work, there can often be a bit of a dilemma to overcome. The decision will come to the fore over whether you should be living in the city centre itself of moving somewhere more out of the way.

Ultimately, it will come down to whether you want to be surrounded by amenities and facilities or have a little bit of a quieter way of life, ideal for those who are looking to head to a new settlement with their families, for example.

If you are seeking this sort of peaceful area to live in, somewhere you might look can be discovered when you look at the kind of property for sale in Purley. The small town just outside Croydon is ideally placed for those who have to commute to central or south London.

Purley and Purley Oaks are both situated on the Brighton - London line, making daily travel into the office a breeze and taking the worry away from new capital workers.

For parents, it will also be important to ensure that there are a number of options available in terms of education. Giving them the chance to choose between a range of schools allows parents to select something that suits their kids' needs.

Schools in the area include the likes of Thomas More Catholic Secondary, Laleham Lea Primary and The John Fisher School, a high-performing and fairly selective institution that is very desirable.

Retail will be a consideration for many, and for those who do not want to head into the city on their days away from work, Purley itself will also allow them to shop, with supermarkets and a number of other shops providing all they need for grocery and weekly needs.

The demise of a number of smaller retailers in the 1980s also saw Purley become a nice area for parents to sit and relax of an evening with a drink or a meal in one of the bars around the area.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801567993-ADNFCR

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