Prepare your move with the help of professional removals specialists. Van Man in London has created this guide to help you decide if Crawley is right for you.
Typical price to buy a 4 bedroomed detached house
£250,000 – £400,000
or rent a 2 bedroomed apartment/house
£800 to £1000 per month
Salfords, Horsham, East Grinstead, Cuckfield, Lingfield
Railway: to and from London Victoria and London Bridge with a journey time of between 40 minutes and an hour, as well as Gatwick airport
Roads: M23, M25
Many bus routes
Very close to Gatwick Airport
The name of Crawley, in West Sussex, originated over 1000 years ago, when it was a clearing in a forest and was named “Crawe Leah” which means crow-infested! Obviously, much of that countryside has now changed and, being a busy town, has expanded substantially in recent years.
Most people moving to Crawley seem to do so because of a job opportunity, but the town also has some interesting features that are worth giving credit to. Its close proximity to Gatwick Airport makes it the ideal town for people working there as well as for those whose job requires frequent trips abroad. And with direct links to London Victoria and London Bridge, many commuters can find it to be an interesting and very convenient option.
The area also features a wide range of activities and attractions, among which Tilgate Park, a true hidden gem, or the lovely green spaces of the Crawley Memorial Gardens. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Crawley has the Delta Force Paintball Centre, and for those who prefer mechanical sports, TeamSports Crawley truly is the place to go, with its exceptional indoor karting track. If you are in the mood for a play or a film, take a seat at the Hawth Theatre or the Cinceworld Cinemas.
For sports enthusiasts of all ages, K2 Crawley, operated by Freedom Leisure, offers a wide range of fun amenities such as an Olympic size swimming pool, a climbing wall, a well-equipped gym, badminton and squash courts as well as many clubs and activities to choose from, including martial arts, athletics, football, netball, racquet sports, swimming, trampoline and more.
For all your shopping needs, the county mall has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés and some fun events and competitions year-round.
And for those who enjoy the night life, there are many clubs, bars and pubs to choose from.
So don’t be put off by some of the more crowded residential areas. Crawley also has some very pleasant neighbourhoods, including the centre, with its widely pedestrianized shopping streets. To find the place that’s right for you to move to in Crawley, don’t hesitate to go and visit the entire town, as it can be very different from one area to another, and you will find that Crawley has a lot to offer.
If you are moving to Crawley, removals will be an important part of your preparations. To make sure everything goes as smoothly as it should, hiring the right professionals is very important. For a friendly van man who knows the area, you can rely on Van Man in London.
These removals professionals ensure all your belongings are being handled with the greatest care. The London Borough of Southwark has been working with them since 2003, and they provide the same reliable services to all their clients. Trust Van Man in London to make your move to Crawley a pleasant one.