Why move to Purley? (South London)

With great schools, quiet streets and fantastic transport links to nearby London and Croydon, Purley has been described as a ‘suburban utopia’ by many and is the perfect juxtaposition of busy town and peaceful community all in one.

Located only 13 miles from central London in Zone 6, and with regular trains from Purley Station to London Bridge, you can go from sleepy countryside to bustling city center in less than half an hour, making this a top location for those wishing to commute. Not to mention the great road links with the M23, M25 and A23 which make Gatwick Airport, London and East Sussex a breeze to get to.

Did you know that Purley is home to a variety of famous faces including Derren Brown, Ray Mears and Michael Buble? With neighbours like those, you won’t need to venture too far from home to get a bit of entertainment! But if you are looking for a hobby to get into, Purley and its nearby towns boast a pottery studio, gliding club and golf club to keep you busy.

Whether you’re looking for a modern apartment, a millionaire’s mansion (try the Webb Estate, England’s first Garden Estate) or a proper family home, Purley has something to suit all prospective buyers and as it’s not too close to London, your money goes much further here too.

A local nature reserve, spacious gardens and open countryside make this a great place to raise a family, and if you’re looking for education, all schools in the area are judged “good” or better by Ofsted, with Harris Academy Purley, Harris Primary Academy Kenley and Woodcote rated “outstanding”.

With great transport links, beautiful surroundings and a charming community to boot, Purley is a commuter’s paradise that definitely has a lot to offer. 

If you are thinking of moving to Purley, we have a range of properties available to view. You contact a member of our team to discuss your property requirements.

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