Live close to work and avoid 4% fare rises

With the recent news that rail fares for season ticket holders have increased by around 4%, the idea of living close to work is becoming increasingly appealing.

For many of us the daily commute to work consists of waiting on a cold and windy platform, jostling for a seat, and enduring the frequent delays that go hand in hand with rail travel.  But what if, rather than wasting hours of our lives each week sitting on a train, our journey to work was a quick 5 minute walk away? Longer lie ins wouldn’t be the only benefit! With rail fares continuing to soar, the long term savings of living in an urban centre within close proximity to the office could really pay off.

Here’s our pick of currently available properties that are based closed to three of the UK’s busiest commercial hubs.

This spacious and wonderfully bright one bedroom apartment is set on the eighth (top) floor of an extremely popular lift-serviced building with concierge at the edge of London’s Square Mile. It has a contemporary finish throughout, with a smart kitchen and bathroom, white walls and wooden floors. Its superb location make it ideal for anyone working in the City. As well as making a superb home or pied-a-terre, the building has a reputation of offering a great rental opportunity. The price is £535,000.
This apartment in Rossetti Place provides more than just a highly desirable address, it is a rare opportunity to be part of the irresistible vibrancy that is Manchester’s west end. A fantastic third floor apartment with two bedrooms, living area with fitted kitchen and a gorgeous luxury bath suite. This central 2 bed property is available for £160,000.
This spacious two bedroom apartment set in the exclusive development in The Mailbox is an iconic property boasting true city centre living. With a roof terrace and allocated parking this is an ideal purchase for those looking for the perfect city pad. With service charges set to drop in the new year this is a must see! The property is priced at £180,000.