The best commuter towns around London: High Wycombe, Chelmsford and Epsom have the best schools, lowest house prices and quickest commutes

Want to get out of the Big Smoke, but keep your commute to a minimum? You could do worse than moving to High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, where the schools are ranked well, property prices are (fairly) reasonable - and the journey to the capital is a mere 28 minutes.

That's according to a study by buying agents Garrington Property Finders, which has compiled a list of the top 15 commuter towns around London based on the quality of schools, house prices, season ticket cost and commute length.

Also on the list are Chelmsford in Essex - just 36 minutes away from Liverpool Street Station - and Epsom, where the commute is also 36 minutes, although house prices are rather steeper, with the average home priced at more than £660,000, compared with Chelmsford's £420,000.

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High Wycombe 86% £431,944 £3344 28m 6 Chelmsford 86% £417,945 £3728 36m 8 Epsom 85% £662,888 £1920 36m 6 Reading 75% £467,931 £4188 27m 14 Haywards Heath 79% £523,608 £3840 45m 12 Colchester 79% £297,575 £4796 49m 9 Maidenhead 78% £627,956 £3640 20m 5 Sevenoaks 65% £1,044,251 £3288 33m 13 Cambridge 80% £693,401 £4648 52m 37 Guildford 79% £761,757 £3400 37m 8 St Albans 76% £702,581 £3288 17m 5 Oxford 84% £844,892 £4788 57m 27 Brighton 72% £579,449 £4056 66m 11 Tunbridge Wells 79% £671,761 £4364 54m 6 Winchester 82% £664,962 £4812 58m 7 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 3 Town / City State schools with “good”Ofsted rating or above Average detachedhouse price Seasonticket cost Train timeto London Number ofprivate schools

The research was inspired by "the questions most commonly asked by parents moving to the commuter belt in search of a better standard of living and a better education for their children", said the company.

Jonathan Hopper, its managing director, said there was "still good value - and a good quality of life - to be found within easy reach of the capital".

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