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Reading is most famously known for the esteemed ‘Reading’ festival, which is a huge music festival that happens each year. It is also very popular for those who want to live out of London, but still want to be well connected to it, with just a 30-minute train into London Paddington. Three train services run from the Reading station. These include Great Western, CrossCountry and South West trains, all connecting Reading to many different locations across the UK. The town is situated within easy reach of Heathrow, Luton and Southampton airports.

Numerous big companies such as Microsoft have set up their headquarters in Reading and this coupled with the university, means there are plenty of employment opportunities there.

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Things to do in Reading

Recently Reading has become a very popular shopping destination, due to its vast amount of shops found in both the Harris Arcade and the Broad Street Mall. Here you can find both independent retailers, but also all of the major high street names.

Reading has many popular restaurants, pubs and bars within it and the city is a very vibrant, lively place. There are some great cultural things to do in Reading, including the Reading Abbey Ruins and the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology. On top of this there are some beautiful green spaces found all over Reading, including Wellington Country Park, Caversham Court Gardens and the Forbury Gardens.

Schools and Education in Reading

There are many outstanding schools in Reading, with 38 state primary schools available and 7 state secondaries. There are also quite a few private and independent schools in the area as well. Some noteworthy schools to look into are South Lake Primary, Aldryngton Primary and St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School, all rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. UTC Reading and Maiden Frlegh School are also both secondary schools that are rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Reading University is one of the UK’s leading universities and offers a broad range of courses and opportunities for those who attend it.

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Cost of living in Reading

The average salary in Reading is around £33,000, which is significantly higher than the national average. Living in Reading is a great investment opportunity when it comes to property as it is becoming more and more popular for commuters. The average price for a property in Reading is £412,897 as of December 2020. Flats in reading sell for an average of £238,652 and terraced homes are around £302,717. Rental costs in Reading are 40% lower than in London, which is great considering how connected to London the area is.