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    Quote Originally Posted by PRC1964 View Post
    It's always worth checking Chavtowns to see what others say about a place.

    Guildford

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    No, I want to live in the Surrey / West London area in the leafy bits, so only the area inside the M25, M3, A3 bounded region.

    I also need good access to Heathrow and Gatwick (incase I need a quick escape).
    Given you can't afford the rich areas, it's Hounslow or Croydon then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMark View Post
    Given you can't afford the rich areas, it's Hounslow or Croydon then.
    Staines massive?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Staines massive?

    Staines or Slough? Hard to choose...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRC1964 View Post
    It's always worth checking Chavtowns to see what others say about a place.

    Guildford

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    What about Woking? Better or worse than Guildford?

    25 minute train from Woking, which is pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    What about Woking? Better or worse than Guildford?

    25 minute train from Woking, which is pretty good.
    Not as good but has some nice areas as well as this cool War of the Worlds tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post

    Just like AtW is an idiot savant without the savant bit, you're a nouveau riche without the riche bit.

    AtW will be along in a moment to say you are a sasguru without the guru bit (and the 's' moved to the end).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Another couple of ideas:

    Lower Kingswood, or nearby Walton on the Hill.

    edit: On reflection, those may be slightly too far south eastward round the M25 for your taste. But not to worry - Got just the place for you: Stanwell Moor

    It's a small and self contained village, about a mile from the M3, and a mile from the M25 - Loads of nearby fields and woods, and lakes (not all reservoirs), as you can see from the satellite photos. There are some nice houses round there, and if it was any leafier you'd need a machete just to walk down the street.

    Some might say that being a couple of miles from Heathrow airport was a slight snag. But what those mupps don't realize is that being a mile _perpendicular_ to the runways makes all the difference, as none of the planes goes overhead!

    A while ago there was talk of building a railway along the inside of the M25 past Stanwell Moor, as part of the new Heathrow Terminal work; but that may have been cancelled. (If not then you'd have your fast rail link too!)

    Oh and it's also handy for Heathrow Airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Weybridge
    Walton-on-Thames
    Esher
    Hersham
    Kingston-Upon-Thames
    Richmond
    Oxshott
    Stoke D'abermon
    East Molseley
    West Molseley


    What's the most upmarket, green, safe areas I've listed above?
    Rule of thumb for that kind of area is: the stupider the name, the nicer the suburb.
    No to Kingston, Feltham, Hersham.
    Yes to Martin's Heron, Virginia Water and The Winnersh Triangle.

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