There are a multitude of benefits that come with living in Berkshire.
Whether you are a commuter looking for more value, a family seeking space and great schools or a professional looking for your next rental property, the towns and villages of the Royal county really do have something for everyone.
Houses for sale in Berkshire range from quaint, characterful period homes to modern flats, with big 1920s and 1930s family homes and new developments in between.
Buying a house in Berkshire
Berkshire house pricesHouse prices in Berkshire have held up well despite the political and economic fallout from the UK's Brexit negotiations.
Berkshire's overall average price of £431,540 is almost on a par with the previous year but 4% up on 2016 levels, according to Rightmove.
The areas around Reading, which has an average property price of £363,688, vary in price, as below:
* Earley: £384,642
* Woodley: £383,549
* Theale: £336,498
* Twyford: £539,575
* Tilehurst: £353,035
* Burghfield Common: £453,125
Houses for sale in Reading
And thats a pretty good place to start.
The town is home to a wide variety of properties, including some stunning Victorian houses that are highly sought-after, as well as many more modern developments of flats popular with young professional commuters to London
A typical example of the kind of terraced period homes available close to the town centre is this three-bedroom mid-terrace in the popular New Town area.
Houses for sale in Woodley
Among the best schools are St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School, Rivermead Primary, Woodley CofE and Willow Bank Infants, which are all rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
South Lake Primary School, meanwhile, is rated 'Outstanding'.
In terms of properties, buyers in Woodley are offered great space from modern and post-war properties.
Meanwhile, this modern house shows the kind of space that can be found for less than £600,000.
Houses for sale in Earley
As such, the area attracts families of workers based at the park looking for the same kind of space and great schools offered by neighbouring Woodley.
Maiden Erlegh School for 11-18-year-olds is rated 'Good' by Ofsted, while Aldryngton Primary School is classed as 'Outstanding'.
Houses for sale in ThealeIf you're after a taste of village life close to Reading and great transport links then be sure to check out Theale.
Five miles south of Reading, Theale also sits alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal and is close to the M4 for great road links to South Wales and London.
Theale's mix of post-war and modern homes is hugely appealing to families and, as such, they flock here for a good old fashioned house hunt.
Houses for sale in TwyfordPeriod homes and large detached family houses are all present and correct in the village of Twyford halfway between Reading and Maidenhead.
It may be a village, but Twyford also punches above its weight on the transport front with direct trains from Twyford station reaching London Paddington in a very pleasant 52 minutes.
A variety of flats are also available to buy in Twyford, popular with professional commuters to London seeking some peace and quiet away from the city.
Tilehurst and Burghfield CommonWhen it comes to modern family homes, there are few better spots in Berkshire than Tilehurst.
Burghfield Common, meanwhile, is south west of Reading and the M4 and boasts some truly huge (and stunning) family homes among its stock of property.
You can view all properties in Berkshire and the surrounding areas here or get in touch with your local Parkers offices for more information on any of the properties listed above.