Reading is becoming an increasingly popular place to live, with excellent transport links, a vibrant town centre and an abundance of schools and colleges, there is something for everyone.
Reading is served by three junctions of the M4 motorway, linking it with the M25, with easy access to both the M40 and M3.
Also one of the busiest interchanges on the nation rail network, there are direct routes to almost every part of the UK. Trains are operated by Great Western Railway and go to London Paddington, London Waterloo, Baskingstoke, Bournemouth and beyond.
National Express coaches run from Reading town centre, the train station, the Royal Berkshire Hospital, the University of Reading and Calcot. Reading also benefits from an outstanding bus service, covering the entire urban area and a number of local villages.
The University of Reading is a global university, providing world-class education and is known for it’s excellent teaching, research and enterprise.
Schools in the area boast some impressive statistics (numbers provided by Living Reading):
- The best A-Level results in the country, with the highest average point score per academic entry. Three of their schools were in the top 100.
- Reading School reached 8th best school for GCSE results and top three schools in the top 50.
- The first UTC in the country to receive and ‘outstanding’ rating.
- A higher percentage of pupils attending Oxbridge and Russell Group universities in the UK are from Reading.
Reading Town Centre has an amalgamation of shops, restaurants, bars, food markets and attractions. There are well-known high street chains, as well as a variety of independent businesses.
There is an extensive selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, providing cuisines from all over the globe.
Reading has multiple venues showing live music, holding comedy nights and local productions. Heritage and history are prominent in Reading, with various museums and churches dotted around.
Fun Fact: Reading Abbey was one of Europe’s wealthiest medieval buildings, and is the burial place of Henry I.
IT, investment and insurance play a large role in the towns growing economy, being home to some well-known companies, such as Microsoft, Oracle, Three, Virgin Media, etc.
Reading has a higher rate of employment and higher than average earnings.
Green Park Village
Green Park Village is a new community situated in a stunning lakeside setting, very close to Reading, with a huge variety of amenities within walking distance, there’s no better place to move! Local amenities include:
- New Primary School
- Market Square
- Care Homes
- Health & Fitness Centre
- Events at Green Park Business School
Bankside Gardens spans over seven acres, beside a lake and surrounded by countryside. Residents of this development benefit from the amenities of the nearby amenities in Green Park Village as well as amenities in the development, including:
- 24-Hour Concierge
- Fully Equipped Gym
- Co-Working Studio
- Cinema Room