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    Where to live?

    Where to live
    So an IT worker, working along the M4 corridor, mostly working in and around Reading. 2 kids one primary and one secondary.
    Want a 3 bed semi with garage and drive, guaranteed catchment area access to an ofsted rated one (or two at a push if absolutely essential but no worse) primary and secondary school. Want to live within walking distance to a train station.
    Within commuting distance (say an hour by car) of such jobs, and meeting these requirements, where is the cheapest place to live? Or selection of the cheapest places?
    Any ideas?
    Cheers

    #2
    Originally posted by CoolCat View Post
    Where to live
    So an IT worker, working along the M4 corridor, mostly working in and around Reading. 2 kids one primary and one secondary.
    Want a 3 bed semi with garage and drive, guaranteed catchment area access to an ofsted rated one (or two at a push if absolutely essential but no worse) primary and secondary school. Want to live within walking distance to a train station.
    Within commuting distance (say an hour by car) of such jobs, and meeting these requirements, where is the cheapest place to live? Or selection of the cheapest places?
    Any ideas?
    Cheers
    One of MF's BTLs?

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      #3
      Swallowfield?
      Mortimer?

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        #4
        Originally posted by CoolCat View Post
        Where to live
        So an IT worker, working along the M4 corridor, mostly working in and around Reading. 2 kids one primary and one secondary.
        Want a 3 bed semi with garage and drive, guaranteed catchment area access to an ofsted rated one (or two at a push if absolutely essential but no worse) primary and secondary school. Want to live within walking distance to a train station.
        Within commuting distance (say an hour by car) of such jobs, and meeting these requirements, where is the cheapest place to live? Or selection of the cheapest places?
        Any ideas?
        Cheers
        Westbury, Wiltshire.

        You'd get a nice charcter detached property for the price of your semi in Berkshire.

        Get the train to reading @ 1 hour.

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          #5
          Originally posted by FatLazyContractor View Post
          One of MF's BTLs?
          Cheapest to buy within those requirements?

          Cheers

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            #6
            Originally posted by Martin Scroatman View Post
            Westbury, Wiltshire.

            You'd get a nice charcter detached property for the price of your semi in Berkshire.

            Get the train to reading @ 1 hour.
            westbury has an Ofsted 3 school and is an hour and a half from reading ignoring the rush hour, so doesn't fit

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              #7
              Originally posted by oracleslave View Post
              Swallowfield?
              Mortimer?
              Schools are not one apparently...

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                #8
                Originally posted by CoolCat View Post
                Schools are not one apparently...
                Pardon?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by CoolCat View Post
                  westbury has an Ofsted 3 school and is an hour and a half from reading ignoring the rush hour, so doesn't fit
                  The 07:51 gets into Reading at 08:50. That's 59 minutes in my reckoning.

                  Never mind Ofsted, all the "in-crew" round here send their kids to the local Steiner school.

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                    #10
                    What is an ofsted 1 or 2?

                    I thought they were "outstanding" or "satisfactory" etc...
                    I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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