The village is a few miles from Epsom and approximately 6 miles from Kingston-Upon-Thames. It has a large number of open spaces and good local schools. Ewell Grove primary school is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted as is The Glyn secondary school. .Independent education is offered at Ewell Castle School. The village is on the London outer orbital path walking route, and borders the south-west boundary of Greater London at Cheam. Two railway stations serve the village; one to London Waterloo and one to London Victoria, there are also bus services to the London Underground. Places of local interest include Bourne Hall, with a Listed garden and waterwheel. Bourne Hall has a library, theatre, gymnasium, café and museum. There is a nature reserve at Ewell Court. Sporting facilities include a tennis club and athletics track, home to Epsom and Ewell Harriers. The village also has many pubs, restaurants and shops.