Londoners moving out for quality of life or value for money have to weigh up whether a cheaper house further down the line compensates for the hassle of a longer journey.
Tunbridge Wells, 50 minutes from London Bridge, is attracting younger families seeking a low-maintenance new home with character in an elegant town with good amenities.
Launched at the end of June, Knights Wood's 550 new homes are a contemporary take on traditional Kentish and Wealden architecture. The development sits in 205 acres of woodland on the edge of the town, and includes a new school. Prices from £360,000. Call 01892 512006.