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    Posted on Apr 27, 2018

    6 Reasons Why You Should Live In Ascot

    When the words “Ascot” falls from someone’s lips, people think about horse racing, royalty and luxury; but what is it really like to live in the town?

    1. The Local Area

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    The first thing that you notice living in Ascot is the beautiful, surrounding areas that you can visit. The royal town is right on the edge of the famous Windsor Great Park, which looks over the magnificent Windsor Castle.

    Virginia Water is also a popular area to visit as there is a large lake and ancient Roman ruins to explore.

    Chobham Common, which covers over 1,000 acres of natural woodland, is also within reach and makes for the perfect afternoon walk!

    2. Travel and Commuting

    Ascot is also a very convenient place to live if you need to travel internationally, as Heathrow Airport is only a short 30 minutes away by car.

    The town is also perfectly placed for the M4, M3 and M25 with easy access to London or elsewhere. Additionally, Ascot train station takes about an hour to arrive at London Waterloo.

    3. Ascot Racecourse

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    If you are into horse racing, Ascot is the place to live. The racecourse is one of the leading sports venues in the world, hosting some of the most famous races in Britain. The most famous event at the building is called Royal Ascot, where there are five days of competitive horse racing. It’s the biggest attraction in the area with over 300,000 people coming to Royal Ascot every year.

    4. Schools and Education

    One of the main reasons why people move to Ascot is the quality of the schools. The best performing primary schools are Cheapside CofE and Ascot Heath Infant, both of which are rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.

    Charters secondary school is well known for it’s students achieving excellent GCSE results and is also rated “outstanding.”

    There are also many private schools in the area which include:

    •St George’s School

    •Heathfield

    •Papplewick

    •St Mary’s School

    •LVS Ascot

    5. Local Shops and Restaurants

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    When it comes to fine dining, Ascot is one of the best places to go to. Some of the most luxurious places to eat are:

    •Coworth Park

    •Bluebells Restaurant & Bar

    •Aya Court

    •Wentworth Club

    Other popular pubs and restaurants in the area include:

    •Duke of Edinburgh

    •Thatched Tavern

    •The Old Hatchet

    •The Cricketers

    6. New Luxury Homes

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    Ascot is also well known for it’s beautiful and extravagant homes in the area. Many famous people have lived there, including John Lennon, Chris Evans and Prince Andrew.

    The latest luxurious homes in the area are from the Kingswood development. These exclusive detached and semi-detached houses are surrounded by stunning woodland and have exquisite interiors and peerless finishes, all of which are hallmarks of a Millgate Home.

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