There’s a buzz about living in Maidenhead – and to me this comes as no surprise! With excellent transport links (being 30 miles West of Central London) through connectivity to the M4, M25 and Heathrow airport; as well as close proximity to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Chiltern Hills, more and more people are looking to move to this area.
Maidenhead is also set for future development and major regenerations. Opening locally in 2019, the Crossrail service will provide direct access across London to locations including; Liverpool Street Station, Canary Wharf, Stratford and into Essex. Furthermore, ‘The Landing’ (a £230 million town centre scheme, covering 3.3 acres and incorporating shops, restaurants, offices and residential apartments) and ‘York Road’ site are due to be enhanced and revitalized. As well as this, due to the popularity of waterside-living, which has attracted developers to build residential developments alongside the waterways and the brooks and streams leading to the River Thames are also due for upgrade and restoration. For buyers asking the question; where are the best places to live – Maidenhead and its strong credentials is hard to ignore.
The wide variety of excellent schooling options in Maidenhead means that it is a much sought after location by families. Public schools include Oldfield Primary School and Holy Trinity Church of England primary school, both of which have been rated as ‘Outstanding’. State schools at every level are mostly rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with Altwood Church of England Second School and Eton College among those awarded with ‘Outstanding’.
Riverside towns and villages close to Maidenhead such as; Marlow, Bray and Cookham which are already established as sought after locations, and offer such gastronomic delights like; Heston Blumenthal’s, The Fat Duck and Tom Kerridge’s ‘The Hand and Flowers’. These areas already command a premium and Maidenhead is not far behind. With recent house performance data showing a 9.84% change in the average house price and a 1.92% stronger difference than the South East market, anticipated outperformance is expected.