Home to Europe’s largest office park, Slough Trading Estate, Slough has experienced a recent population growth, with many new arrivals moving to the town to take up employment. As Slough is a stone's throw away from London, families living in the town enjoy proximity to key commercial centres, excellent transport links and idyllic riverside villages.
Slough has several good schools, and the local council has plans to redevelop its lifestyle amenities and housing stock.
Accommodation in Slough
With a growing property market continuously attracting new investors, Slough has many new developments that are modernising the town's housing supply. Still, families and people from different backgrounds can find suitable homes that align with their budget and lifestyle preferences. Many people working in Slough choose to live in one of the outlying towns and villages.
Read accommodation in Slough to learn more about finding a home in the town.
Lifestyle in Slough
While Slough may not be a typical buzzing lifestyle centre, this town still has plenty to offer its residents. As an ethnically diverse town, Slough’s restaurant and café scene is among the most vibrant. The newly constructed Curve Venue also offers opportunities for newcomers to take in exciting performances and art exhibitions. With an abundance of green spaces and a river nearby, Slough has plenty to offer new arrivals who enjoy outdoor activities and being out in lush natural surrounds.
For more on outdoor activities, shopping and dining out, see lifestyle in Slough.
Education in Slough
Parents can rest assured that they will have some good schooling options in and around Slough, with four grammar schools available and several high-quality state schools on offer. There are also plenty of high-quality private schools near Slough, including prep-schools and famous public schools, such as Eton College.
Have a look at education and schools in Slough to learn more about schooling options.
Travel in Slough
Situated 22 miles (35 km) west of London, Slough is renowned for its efficient and reliable rail, bus and motorway links. The introduction of the Crossrail train line, the Elizabeth Line, has solidified Slough’s place as a commuter town. This line enables connections to London’s main train stations in just under an hour.
Commuters can also get to Heathrow from Slough in a mere 22 minutes using the Elizabeth Line, further adding to the town's attraction. Slough is also perfectly located close to the M4 and M25 motorways.
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