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Living and working in Reading brings with it many of the benefits of the big city experience – diversity, arts and culture, a busy nightlife – but with the added advantages of being surrounded by gorgeous countryside and the River Thames.
Living in Reading puts the countryside right on your doorstep: whether it is exploring surrounding villages, paddling down the Thames, or walking through the Chiltern Hills.
Reading sits on the confluence of the Kennet and Thames making it one of the UK’s top water sports destinations – site of the GB national rowing training centre. The town itself is home to award-winning green spaces such as Forbury Gardens, Caversham Court Gardens and the University of Reading Whiteknights campus.
Whether by train, car, or even water – Reading is one the best connected towns in the UK. Reading Railway Station sees more than 500,000 passengers travel through each week with direct trains to more than 180 locations including Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton, and Oxford.
200 train services per day link Reading to London Paddington and Waterloo which will be further enhanced with Reading becoming the western terminus of the Elizabeth Line.
Relocating to Reading provides lots of school choice and access to some of the best schools in the country with a wide range of academies, grammar, and independent schools.
Schools in Reading boast some of the best A Level results in the country with the highest average points score per academic entry. Reading also has the highest proportion of pupils per population going to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities in the UK.