Things to do
With an array of popular high-street shops, a large choice of places to eat and drink and a local daily market you can never be short of things to do in Guildford.
For those who love shopping, Guildford does not disappoint. The cobbled high street offers an abundance of boutiques, designer and high street clothes shops, jewellery, beauty and electronic stores. Also found in Guildford is a Debenhams and House of Fraser. If that isn’t enough choice, there are more shops in the Friary Centre and White Lion Walk, in Guildford you are spoilt with choice!
Guildford offers something for everyone – there are plenty of pubs and bars for an evening’s entertainment, equally Guildford has a local Odeon Cinema just a few minutes’ walk from the mainline station where you can view the latest movie releases and enjoy a quieter night. Guildford Spectrum is a 5 minute drive from the town centre and is a fun, family friendly environment with a range of activities on offer inside including ice skating, swimming and bowling. Guildford is the home to the Guildford Flames ice hockey team who use the Guildford Spectrum to practice regularly.
The River Wey is a popular location for walks, cycling, rowing and boat trips, especially in the summer months! Equally popular is Pewley Downs which leads directly to Newlands Corner – a popular beauty spot not far from Guildford’s town centre. Newlands Corner offers panoramic views over the Surrey Hills and has paths leading to local villages such as Shere. Other areas of interest include the 11th Century Guildford Castle and the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit.
There are many excellent schools located in and around Guildford and Townends Estate Agents Guildford currently have lots of properties available for sale and rent within the required catchment areas. Search all our available properties in Guildford now.
Transport Links in and around Guildford
Guildford offers its residents excellent transport links both around the local area as well as taking you towards London.
From Guildford station it takes approximately 35 minutes to reach London Waterloo. London is also only a 30 minute drive away via the A3. The M25 and A31, both major roads, are also within reach of Guildford. There is a busy bus station in Guildford, offering services in and around Guildford as well as to many of the surrounding villages and towns such as Woking and Aldershot.
Who lives in Guildford?
Guildford is popular location for many including students, commuters, first-time buyers and investment buyers.
Guildford Borough has approved a number of projects to improve the local area making it more attractive to prospective buyers. Parts of these developments are investments in housing in order to meet the growing demand across a range of tenures and sizes. Guildford are also implementing a series of sustainable developments with new planning, environmental and management standards to ensure the town is healthier and cleaner.
The Property Market in Guildford
The property market in Guildford is strong with house prices up 9% on the previous year and up 20% on 2014 when they averaged at £421,149*.
The majority of sales in Guildford over the last 12 months were semi-detached properties which on average sold for £479,646*.
Flats had an average sold price of £352,618* and detached properties averaged at £831,401*.
*Statistics provided by Zoopla, correct as of 8th March 2017.