Windsor, situated in the county of Berkshire, is a picturesque town along the banks of the River Thames, not far from London. Most famous as the home of Windsor Castle, residence of the royal family, this charming town is an English gem with a homely feel.
Accommodation in Windsor
Windsor's accommodation options are varied, ranging from sprawling Victorian-era homes and cute cottages to exclusive new developments and studio apartments. It's common for people to opt to live in Windsor and travel into work in London daily.
The housing market in Windsor moves quickly, so house hunters should start looking early and should be ready to snap up their choice home right away if they see something they like.
Those looking to buy or rent should note that, while Windsor accommodation prices are lower than London, they're still high in comparison to the national average.
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Lifestyle in Windsor
Lush surrounds are part and parcel of life in Windsor, and green spaces abound including, most famously, Windsor Great Park, the 5,000-acre Royal Park. Windsor's status as a tourist hotspot means that, while the town can get crowded, there is a wide selection of attractive eateries and boutiques that benefits locals and tourists alike.
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Education in Windsor
Windsor offers a good selection of schools to choose from. A variety of state-funded and independent schools are available in the area, including a handful of schools offering the International Baccalaureate.
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Sitting just off the M4 motorway, and with its own mainline train station, Windsor is very well connected. Central London is half an hour away by car, assuming no traffic, and Heathrow Airport is a 15-minute drive away. Trains leave regularly from Windsor and Eton Riverside to Clapham Junction and on to Victoria. Alternatively, travel a few miles to Slough's station, where there are regular fast trains to Paddington Station.
Overall, getting around is a breeze, and the town centre is very walkable. Still, many who live in Windsor prefer to have a car, so this should be considered when planning one's move.
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