Price: From £294,995 for a two bed terrace

Constructed on a former hospital site, this development consists of 322 two, three and four-bed homes. There are private rear gardens while some properties also have balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Contact: Crest Nicholson on 0870 751 3958, www.crestnicholson.
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Price: £379,950

This three-bed semi-detached family home has plenty of space and backs onto the local playing fields. There are also two reception rooms, conservatory, and an attached garage but there is ample off-street parking. The property has a south-facing back garden. The house is close to West Ewell mainline station.
Contact: Your Move on 020 8974 1355,

Price: £1,199,000
Set in the heart of Epsom, this spacious Grade II-listed house has plenty of period features. It has five bedrooms, a heated swimming pool, a large attic and two garages. There are two areas of garden, one with a large terrace. Contact: Hamptons International on 01372 734950,


Commuting: 35 minutes by train into either Victoria or Waterloo, with approximately six trains an hour at peak times. It is close to Junction 9 of the M25 and is also well located for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Schools: Wallace Fields Junior School is a strong primary school, as is independent prep school Kingswood House. Public school Epsom College provides co-educational education for those aged 13 to 18. Rosebery School for Girls is an all girls secondary, which has high academic achievement.

Crime: Statistics indicate that Epsom is much safer than the national average.

Restaurants & Pubs: The Derby Arms on Epsom Downs is a gastropub with a view of the racecourse. Restaurant at Chalk Lane Hotel is located at the foot of the Epsom Downs and has had a 2 AA Rosette for the past eight years. It serves modern European food. The Ladas is a welcoming, traditional pub with a wide selection of real ale. In the centre of Epsom, the Railway Guard is small and friendly and occasionally hosts live music.

Parks and Leisure: The Epsom Derby is held nearby in June. Outside the town are Horton Country Park, Epsom Common and the RAC Country Club. Theme park Chessington World of Adventures is a few kilometres away.