Living in Berkshire

Located a short distance west of London, Berkshire is one of the most sought-after locations in England and offers a large amount of high-quality housing in a selection of thriving, modern towns and cities.

It has been widely known as the Royal County of Berkshire for some 200 years, with this status the result of the fact Windsor Castle is located within it. It was also recognised by the Queen in 1957.

The largest towns and cities in Berkshire include Reading, Bracknell, Slough, Wokingham, Maidenhead and Windsor. Berkshire borders a number of other counties, which are Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Greater London.

One of the most common reasons for living in Berkshire is the excellent employment opportunities it offers. Much of the famous M4 Corridor runs through the county, with this area renowned for the high number of technology companies that are based in it.

Organisations including Dell, Huawei, Lexmark, Citrix, Panasonic, LG and Symantec have offices either in Berkshire or further along the M4, making them extremely easy to reach for residents.

Slough Trading Estate is another important economic area within Berkshire and also houses a number of large companies. It is renowned as one of the busiest business centres in the south-east.

Berkshire is also known as one of the sporting and cultural capitals of the UK, with its most famous venues including the iconic Royal Ascot racecourse. The Madejski Stadium in Reading is home not only to the local football team, but also London Irish Rugby Club.

The county is understandably a hugely popular place with young professionals and families, who value the excellent employment opportunities on offer. Good transport links to London also ensure quick and easy travel to the capital is realistic on a daily basis, both for business and leisure purposes.

A large supply of high-quality housing helps to make Berkshire a great place to live for people of all ages.

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