Romans of Windsor have given their assessment of property prices in Windsor. They say:

Windsor is regularly voted one of the top places to live and work in the UK. The Telegraph, Metro, ThisIsMoney and Country Life have all placed Windsor within their top 20s and many more recommend it for its vibrant lifestyle, easy London commute, high tourism profile and fantastic education opportunities.

So what makes Windsor such a desirable place to live, and how is that reflected in the area’s house prices?

“Windsor has long been seen as a desirable place to live with plenty to offer its residents,” says Carl Atkinson, Sales Manager at Romans Windsor.

“Within easy access to London, Windsor is a fantastic commuter town and provides the perfect combination of idyllic country living while working in a busy city. Adding to its desirability, the town is home to Eton, one of the world’s most prestigious schools, straddles the River Thames and sits on the steps of Windsor Castle. All of these aspects have an impact on property values within the area.”

Following a trend that has become typical for the towns surrounding London, property valuations have put average house prices in Windsor above the UK average. In June 2014 the average value of property for sale in Windsor was recorded at £450,000 – a staggering £200,000 higher than the national average.

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Of course, rising property prices aren’t good for everyone, especially if you’re still trying to get on the property ladder. However, they do provide a good guide to the relative vibrancy and success of different areas and this is further evidence of Windsor’s growing cachet as a fashionable and desirable place to live and work. The Windsor Link Railway will make it even better by providing the much needed improvements to parking and transport as well as restoring the riverside area.

white-small-chiclet[1]Photo credit of castle: Tim Newton-Syms