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Need help - moving to Surbiton, Tolworth or Chessington

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Mika2017 Thu 28-Sep-17 21:39:17

Hi guys

I was hoping someone can share some information with me with regard to relocating to Chessington. Is this place a decent area to bring up kids? Good schools, etc? We initially wanted Surbiton but can't afford it smile

Many thanks for hints and pointers...

Mika

MollysMummy2010 Thu 28-Sep-17 21:41:33

Depends where in Chessington - some nice, some not so much

Kpo58 Fri 29-Sep-17 10:45:34

The secondary school in Chessington is iffy. There is green space around, but it does lack rather in shops (though has improved abit, now that there is a LIDL).

Where do you work? Driving across the A3 towards Kingston is a nightmare and it only has slow trains into London (and is in zone 6, so can be expensive).

snowgirl1 Fri 29-Sep-17 23:18:59

Hersham? Faster train service that Chessington, a Waitrose and perhaps feels like it has a bit more of a village-green feel but I don't think it's as expensive as Surbiton.

feralcat19 Fri 20-Oct-17 15:51:11

Slower trains is why Chessington is cheaper than surbiton! Depending whereabouts in Chessington you are, you can get the 71 bus to surbiton and the catch a fast train to Waterloo. You’ll save a ton of money on your house but won’t get a seat on the train or accept the stopping service and always get a seat (and still save money in the process). I would prefer Chessington to Tolworth housing wise but there are more shops in Tolworth. Is schooling your priority?

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