Marlow named one of UK's most glamorous places to live

Bucks Free Press: Town named one of UK's most glamorous places to live Town named one of UK's most glamorous places to live

MARLOW is now officially rubbing shoulders with the likes of Belgravia and Notting Hill as one of the UK’s most glamorous locations to live, according to a national newspaper survey.

The Sunday Times has named Marlow the 16th most glamorous area to settle, beating the likes of Windsor, Ascot and St Andrews to feature around halfway down the newspaper’s top 30 list.

Marlow is praised as one of the "prettiest and most bustling towns on the Thames", with the annual regatta cited as one of the top reasons for its appeal.

The quality of its High Street is also lauded, along with its proximity to London which provides good commuting links.

Figures published in last week’s MFP support Marlow’s claim as an attractive destination, with the town’s car parks receiving a landmark £1million visitors last year.

And with twice as many new businesses popping up in Marlow compared to the average in the district, the statistics suggest it is becoming a serious place to do business, as well as a spot for the glamorous elite to moor their yachts.

Knightsbridge and Belgravia topped the Times poll, with the area’s houses selling for anything up to £24.5million.

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9:06am Wed 2 Apr 14

BucksComment says...

Great, that explains why the high street is full of huge 4x4 cars driven by a**holes
Great, that explains why the high street is full of huge 4x4 cars driven by a**holes BucksComment
  • Score: 19

9:41am Wed 2 Apr 14

sundaydriver says...

Marlow! - just like any town it has good bits and bad bits and most TV/Paper coverage only look at the good bits by the river and don't consider the dull and dingy back streets like all towns have.

And you pay more money for your house to live there! thanks to the river and all the 'richies' that want a Marlow river front house.

The nice/picturesque bits of Marlow are indeed attractive - the rest is just like any other town - sorry dreamers!
Marlow! - just like any town it has good bits and bad bits and most TV/Paper coverage only look at the good bits by the river and don't consider the dull and dingy back streets like all towns have. And you pay more money for your house to live there! thanks to the river and all the 'richies' that want a Marlow river front house. The nice/picturesque bits of Marlow are indeed attractive - the rest is just like any other town - sorry dreamers! sundaydriver
  • Score: 16

10:49am Wed 2 Apr 14

Mrs DaPoint says...

Yes, Marlow is a nice place to live. I've lived here for 52 years, and I'm happy here. Despite the lack of parking, a decent pub and (manned) police station. The empty retail units, a pathetic excuse for post office, the (mainly) chain restaurants, a multitude of hairdressers, estate agents and coffee shops. Uneven paving, potholes, and a really crap Waitrose. I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Well, except when I move to Spain next year.
Yes, Marlow is a nice place to live. I've lived here for 52 years, and I'm happy here. Despite the lack of parking, a decent pub and (manned) police station. The empty retail units, a pathetic excuse for post office, the (mainly) chain restaurants, a multitude of hairdressers, estate agents and coffee shops. Uneven paving, potholes, and a really crap Waitrose. I wouldn't live anywhere else. Well, except when I move to Spain next year. Mrs DaPoint
  • Score: 27

10:52am Wed 2 Apr 14

sundaydriver says...

Mrs DaPoint wrote:
Yes, Marlow is a nice place to live. I've lived here for 52 years, and I'm happy here. Despite the lack of parking, a decent pub and (manned) police station. The empty retail units, a pathetic excuse for post office, the (mainly) chain restaurants, a multitude of hairdressers, estate agents and coffee shops. Uneven paving, potholes, and a really crap Waitrose. I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Well, except when I move to Spain next year.
Aha - straight from the horses mouth (so to speak)

Now we have reality
[quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: Yes, Marlow is a nice place to live. I've lived here for 52 years, and I'm happy here. Despite the lack of parking, a decent pub and (manned) police station. The empty retail units, a pathetic excuse for post office, the (mainly) chain restaurants, a multitude of hairdressers, estate agents and coffee shops. Uneven paving, potholes, and a really crap Waitrose. I wouldn't live anywhere else. Well, except when I move to Spain next year.[/p][/quote]Aha - straight from the horses mouth (so to speak) Now we have reality sundaydriver
  • Score: 6

11:54am Wed 2 Apr 14

big don g the 1st says...

They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though. big don g the 1st
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Mrs DaPoint says...

big don g the 1st wrote:
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears.
Sshh... they might hear you!

PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.
[quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.[/p][/quote]Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears. Sshh... they might hear you! PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know. Mrs DaPoint
  • Score: 1

4:35pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Mrs DaPoint says...

Mrs DaPoint wrote:
big don g the 1st wrote:
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears.
Sshh... they might hear you!

PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.
Roots! Doh!
[quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.[/p][/quote]Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears. Sshh... they might hear you! PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.[/p][/quote]Roots! Doh! Mrs DaPoint
  • Score: 9

4:51pm Wed 2 Apr 14

sundaydriver says...

Mrs DaPoint wrote:
Mrs DaPoint wrote:
big don g the 1st wrote:
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears.
Sshh... they might hear you!

PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.
Roots! Doh!
Roots or Routes - will definitely be better down by the coast.

Just wait until the Sahara dust storm hits Marlow, mind you already a lot of sand around Marlow in bags at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.[/p][/quote]Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears. Sshh... they might hear you! PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.[/p][/quote]Roots! Doh![/p][/quote]Roots or Routes - will definitely be better down by the coast. Just wait until the Sahara dust storm hits Marlow, mind you already a lot of sand around Marlow in bags at the moment. sundaydriver
  • Score: 0

6:05pm Wed 2 Apr 14

sparky49 says...

big don g the 1st wrote:
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
Ooops Got a couple of things wrong chap. The so called council houses are nearly all privately owned (although once a council house always a council house). The MARLOVIAN is the new money brigade, Your knuckle dragging inbred is a MARLOWRITE.
[quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.[/p][/quote]Ooops Got a couple of things wrong chap. The so called council houses are nearly all privately owned (although once a council house always a council house). The MARLOVIAN is the new money brigade, Your knuckle dragging inbred is a MARLOWRITE. sparky49
  • Score: 3

10:36pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Mrs DaPoint wrote:
Mrs DaPoint wrote:
big don g the 1st wrote:
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears.
Sshh... they might hear you!

PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.
Roots! Doh!
LOL!
[quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.[/p][/quote]Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears. Sshh... they might hear you! PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.[/p][/quote]Roots! Doh![/p][/quote]LOL! Undercover Euro Yob
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1:57am Thu 3 Apr 14

J B Blackett says...

Mrs DaPoint wrote:
Mrs DaPoint wrote:
big don g the 1st wrote:
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears.
Sshh... they might hear you!

PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.
Roots! Doh!
Rootes used to be in the Maidstone / Canterbury area but later spread out ambitiously to the Midlands and Scotland.
.
Used to coast along but eventually sunk , leaving hardly a trace.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.[/p][/quote]Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears. Sshh... they might hear you! PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.[/p][/quote]Roots! Doh![/p][/quote]Rootes used to be in the Maidstone / Canterbury area but later spread out ambitiously to the Midlands and Scotland. . Used to coast along but eventually sunk , leaving hardly a trace. J B Blackett
  • Score: 1

12:55pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Mrs DaPoint wrote:
Mrs DaPoint wrote:
big don g the 1st wrote:
They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians).

The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.
Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears.
Sshh... they might hear you!

PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.
Roots! Doh!
You must have been thinking about the A23.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]big don g the 1st[/bold] wrote: They obviously didn't see The Crosskeys on a Friday night, the dingy car park kebab van or the council houses. Or the voters were knuckle dragging inbreds (aka Marlowvians). The town centre, bridge and park are nice though.[/p][/quote]Knuckle dragging? No! The inbreds in Marlow have big ears. Sshh... they might hear you! PS. My routes are down by the coast, don't you know.[/p][/quote]Roots! Doh![/p][/quote]You must have been thinking about the A23. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Thu 3 Apr 14

J B Blackett says...

Mrs DaPoint wrote:
Yes, Marlow is a nice place to live. I've lived here for 52 years, and I'm happy here. Despite the lack of parking, a decent pub and (manned) police station. The empty retail units, a pathetic excuse for post office, the (mainly) chain restaurants, a multitude of hairdressers, estate agents and coffee shops. Uneven paving, potholes, and a really crap Waitrose. I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Well, except when I move to Spain next year.
Pretty as a picture. But is it by John Constable or Hieronymus Bosch ?
[quote][p][bold]Mrs DaPoint[/bold] wrote: Yes, Marlow is a nice place to live. I've lived here for 52 years, and I'm happy here. Despite the lack of parking, a decent pub and (manned) police station. The empty retail units, a pathetic excuse for post office, the (mainly) chain restaurants, a multitude of hairdressers, estate agents and coffee shops. Uneven paving, potholes, and a really crap Waitrose. I wouldn't live anywhere else. Well, except when I move to Spain next year.[/p][/quote]Pretty as a picture. But is it by John Constable or Hieronymus Bosch ? J B Blackett
  • Score: 1

8:55am Fri 4 Apr 14

kerlmann says...

"...with the annual regatta cited as one of the top reasons for its appeal." Heaven help us. A bit like saying Ed Milliband is a great reason to support Labour.
"...with the annual regatta cited as one of the top reasons for its appeal." Heaven help us. A bit like saying Ed Milliband is a great reason to support Labour. kerlmann
  • Score: 4

1:49pm Sun 6 Apr 14

jayeatman says...

I have yet to see any glamorous elite moored launches in Marlow!
I don't get the people who continually bemoan the empty shops. Don't they understand there's been a recession, especially in retail? Marlow has got off lightly: The problem is far worse in most other towns.
I have yet to see any glamorous elite moored launches in Marlow! I don't get the people who continually bemoan the empty shops. Don't they understand there's been a recession, especially in retail? Marlow has got off lightly: The problem is far worse in most other towns. jayeatman
  • Score: 4

7:48pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Aridzona says...

BucksComment wrote:
Great, that explains why the high street is full of huge 4x4 cars driven by a**holes
Meow!
[quote][p][bold]BucksComment[/bold] wrote: Great, that explains why the high street is full of huge 4x4 cars driven by a**holes[/p][/quote]Meow! Aridzona
  • Score: 1

7:59pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Aridzona says...

Meow! Wish you had a 4 X 4? I love Marlow and visit whenever I am in England. My Grandfather and Uncle were employed for many years by Weatherheads Brewery back before the '30s. My parents were married and I was christened at the beautiful church by the bridge.
And I remember the Marlow Donkey. Do you?
Bit of a stretch to call Marlow Glamorous though. The reporter at the Sunday Times needs to get out a bit!
Bob Tomlin
Meow! Wish you had a 4 X 4? I love Marlow and visit whenever I am in England. My Grandfather and Uncle were employed for many years by Weatherheads Brewery back before the '30s. My parents were married and I was christened at the beautiful church by the bridge. And I remember the Marlow Donkey. Do you? Bit of a stretch to call Marlow Glamorous though. The reporter at the Sunday Times needs to get out a bit! Bob Tomlin Aridzona
  • Score: 1

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