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Horley is a town in Surrey, which sits on the border between Surrey and West Sussex, just north of Crawley and Gatwick airport.
With fast links into London around the clock, Horley is a great commuter town, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city at the weekend, but with a quick commute to your desk during the week.
So, could Horley be the right area for you? Read on to find out more.
Horley’s location close to the capital gives residents access to great transport links. It takes around 30 minutes to get from Horley to London by train – making the capital within commutable distance.
It’s also not far to the seaside location of Brighton – just less than 30 minutes on the train.
Horley is also served by Metrobus, with routes connecting with Redhill, Three Bridges, Crawley, East Grinstead, Caterham and Gatwick Airport, as well as the outlying villages of Charlwood and Smallfield. Find out more here
Gatwick airport is less than two miles away, giving residents convenient access to locations worldwide.
Whether you fancy going out for drinks or for a romantic meal, Horley has a great selection of restaurants, pubs and bars to choose from.
For restaurants, there’s Il Sorriso, an Italian restaurant with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Taj Balti House, serving Indian cuisine, Blue Lake, a Chinese restaurant and Da Peppino, a traditional Italian restaurant.
For pubs and bars, there’s Ye Olde Six Bells, a country pub that’s been in business for over 700 years, The Jack Fairman – plus numerous more.
If you like to keep fit, Horley is a great location. To start with, there’s Horley Leisure Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with a 25m swimming pool, gym, fitness classes, badminton and table tennis.
There are also beautiful walks and cycle ways in Langshott Woods and the country side surrounding Horley in the villages of Charlwood and Smallfield. Also the Riverside Garden Park on the outskirts of Horley.
Or, if you’re a horse lover, you could try horse riding at Sandra’s Riding School.
If it’s a rainy day in Horley, you could hit the shops along the high street or you could head into central London, where you’ll find world-class attractions such as Madame Tussauds and The London Dungeons.
When it comes to the weekly food shop, Horley has you covered – there’s a Waitrose, Tesco Extra, Sainsbury’s Local and My Local.
For retail shopping, Horley is home to many high street chains, such as Boots and M & Co, as well as plenty of independent stores, like the department store Collingwood Batchelor.
Plus, just over five miles away in Crawley, there’s the County Mall Shopping Centre featuring a huge range of big brands.
One of the most popular venues in Horley is the Archway Theatre, an amateur-run theatre, presenting ten full productions each year, as well as a number of youth productions.
There’s also a Cineworld, and Crawley Leisure Complex just over five miles away in Crawley.
Horley has all the local amenities you’d expect from a town of its size. There’s Horley library in the centre of town, offering books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, computer access and more.
There are also several doctors’ surgeries in the area, such as Birchwood Medical practice.
There are several car parks in the centre of Horley – you can find out more here.
In terms of traffic, this can get congested at peak times, but considering the town’s proximity to Gatwick airport, traffic is relatively good.
If you have children, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a good range of schools in Horley.
For older children, there’s Oakwood Secondary School, rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED.
There is currently no sixth form in Horley, but most students go to Redhill, Crawley or Reigate to continue their studies.
To find out more about buying a property in Horley, call or visit the local Andrews branch.
Crawley Museum Centre
Ifield Community College Crawley Avenue, Crawley RH11 0DB
Hazelwick School Hazelwick Mill Lane, Crawley RH10 1SX
Thomas Bennett Community College Ashdown Drive, Crawley RH10 5AD
Oriel High School Matthews Drive, Crawley RH10 7XW
Langley Green Primary Langley Drive, Crawley RH11 7TF
West Green Primary School West Green Drive, Crawley RH11 7EL
St Margaret's CofE Primary School The Mardens, Crawley RH11 0AQ
Northgate Primary School Green Lane, Crawley RH10 8DX
Manor Green Primary School Lady Margaret Road, Crawley RH11 0DU
Honey Pots Childcare Langley Green Youth Centre, Crawley RH11 7QG
Larkspur Day Nursery Larkspur Youth Wing, Crawley RH11 7QG
Our Lady Queen of Heaven Playgroup St Leonard's Hall, Crawley RH11 7RZ
Gateways Playgroup St Leonard's Church Hall, Crawley RH11 7RX
Holly Hedgehog Pre School Crawley Baptist Church, Crawley RH11 7HJ
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