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5 Tips for Living in Gerrards Cross, England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Expats living in Gerrards Cross live in a suburb with a relatively easy commute to London. As with other suburbs close to London, you will pay a premium for the easy access.

Expats in Gerrards Cross enjoy a town of about 8,000 people that has a lot to offer, especially access to a relatively easy commute to London. Gerrards Cross is located in the South Bucks District in the county of Buckinghamshire. Here is Gerrards Cross on Google Maps. The official website of Gerrards Cross and Buckinghamshire will also help you get a sense of Gerrards Cross and the surrounding areas.

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Living in Gerrards Cross

Given the easy commute from Gerrards Cross to London, it is predictably an expensive place to live. Here are some properties for sale and properties to buy in Gerrards Cross. Gerrards Cross is reported to be the most expensive postcode in Buckinghamshire.

Gerrards Cross is also sometimes referred to as mini Hollywood due to the celebrities that live there or near it.

Schools in Gerrards Cross

ACS Hillingdon International School writes that "historic towns such as Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, or Gerrards Cross are all well within the school's extensive busing zone."

Here is a list of schools in Buckinghamshire, which includes the independent schools in or near Gerrards Cross.

The County of Buckinghamshire Schools page also has information for expats.

Remember, the education system in the UK is divided into stages based upon age: "early Years Foundation Stage (ages 3-5), primary education (ages 5-11), secondary education (ages 11-118) and tertiary education (ages 18+)." Independent schools in the United Kingdom, or private schools, are "fee-paying private schools, governed by an elected board of governors and independent of many of the regulations and conditions that apply to state-funded schools."

Commuting From Gerrards Cross

As previously stated, expats in Gerrards Cross have an excellent commute to London. The Gerrards Cross Railway Station is serviced by Chiltern Railways.

And if you're driving, the M4, M40, A40 and M25 are all accessible. It will take anywhere from 40-60 minutes on average, depending on the traffic.

Making Friends in Gerrards Cross

Here is a list of clubs in Gerrards Cross on the town's official website.

Expats can also try the Northwood Area Women's Club, which is about 20 minutes away by car. The club bills itself as a "multinational organization for women."

Entertainment and Dining For Expats in Gerrards Cross

Expats in Gerrards Cross and other parts of Buckinghamshire will find plenty of options when they want to go out to eat or find some entertainment.

The best restaurants in Gerrards Cross offer enough options for residents, and there are plenty of other restaurants in Buckinghamshire to keep expats more than happy.

The same can be said about the best bars and pubs in Buckinghamshire.

As far as theaters in Gerrards Cross, the Gerrards Cross Everyman Cinema is the local option for movies.

Also checkout Upcoming events in Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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