If you are lucky enough to already live in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford you will already know many of the benefits of moving out of the city. According to new homebuyer research from AA Financial Services some 18% of relocating Brits are more than twice as likely to move to the country than the city.
The report also suggests that there are currently more sellers than buyers in London’s housing market as more and more people are bailing out of the bustling city for a better quality of life in the country. Under-25s were the only exception to the rule, with 18% claiming they would move to the city compared to the country.
So if you are part of the 13% of over-35s who say you would find a move to the country far more appealing, make sure you take a look at living in county like places a short hop from the City. Living in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford really does give you all the benefits of the country with easy access to the city.
Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford also deliver on the main factors behind wanting to move as suggested in the report. These factors included being in a good school catchment area, being near family and being in a safer area with lower levels of crime. Such factors become more vital with age. For over-55s, 31% claimed a move to the country is the reason behind moving house, with just 1% wanting to move to the city.
David Searle, director of AA Financial Services, said that the UK has long been known as a ‘green and pleasant’ land, which is playing out today with the property market. There are lots of lovely properties just North East of the City to enjoy a country life in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford.