Trussle reveals most affordable commuter towns

Ryan Bembridge

January 2, 2019

Aspley in Hertfordshire is the most affordable commuter town thanks to low house prices and a short commuting time, research by Trussle has revealed.

Other highly rated areas were Ebbsfleet in Kent, Tilbury in Essex and Basildon in Essex.

The calculations were based on house prices, mortgage payments, rail season ticket costs and duration of commutes in towns within a 75-minute journey of London.

Ishaan Malhi (pictured), chief executive of Trussle, said: “House prices in London are unaffordable for a lot of people, so it’s little wonder that so many workers choose to commute from areas where they can get more for their money.

“This often comes at the price of hefty rail fares, and with the rise in transport costs, it’s important homeowners are taking this into consideration as they look to move house.”

The least affordable commuter town is Oxshott, owing to a high average property price of £1.7m.

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