High Wycombe: Up & Coming Property Hotspot

By MCR Homes • August 16, 2019 • News, Property

High Wycombe: An Up and Coming Property Hotspot

As London house prices remain some of the highest in the world, living close to work is unrealistic for many of the 500,000 professionals located in the centre. Commuting has provided many people with a viable solution to work in a city where property is just too expensive. Subsequently, many of the boroughs that surround London are becoming increasingly popular. High Wycombe has become a commuter hotspot due to its proximity to London, outstanding transportation links and local amenities.

High Wycombe to London

On a train, High Wycombe to London takes just over 30 minutes, with trains running every 10 minutes to London Marylebone, making the train station one of the most frequent connecting routes to and from the city. In 2016 the town was voted Number One UK Commuter Town to London, based on its travel time, frequency, cost and house prices. The short time between High Wycombe to London and the much lower house prices, presents a rare opportunity to live close to London without paying the price tag.

Property in High Wycombe

Property in High Wycombe has represented year on year growth. 2018 has already seen an average £25,000 increase from last year, with demand currently outweighing supply. The town has seen relatively little expansion over the recent years due to the Councils budget limitations, meaning private investment has remained the main development source of property in High Wycombe. The need for multi-tenure modern property in the area has remained seemingly under-met. Earlier this year, MCR Homes recognised this growing demand, that if met, will strengthen the local economy and provide people working in the city with a better quality of life. Next year, we will bring  228 mixed-tenure apartments to the area.   Wycombe Schools Wycombe is home to several prestigious and highly credited schools. Wycombe Abbeyis an independent all-girls school that consistently ranks within the top positions of GCSE and A – Level results in the UK. Last year, 84% of A – Level results were A* -A, one of the highest percentages in the UK. Another shining example amongst the Wycombe schools is Sir Williams Borlase’s Grammar School. Borlase provides a wide range of opportunities for its pupils and prides itself on educating each student on an individual basis. The highly regarded selection of Wycombe schools makes the area a great place to raise children or relocate a family.

High Wycombe Market

The High Wycombe Market is an open-air street market that dates back to around 1476. High Wycombe Market has become the hub of the community with a thriving selection of venders and produce. Some of the produce on offer includes: Caribbean fruit and veg, martial arts paraphernalia, carpets and even exotic fashion. Wycombe Market is easily found in the town centre and runs every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

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