There are many benefits to living by green spaces - we showcase some London homes near parks that also afford great views of upcoming fireworks displays
Buying homes near parks offers a multitude of benefits for residents; green space makes it easier to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle with many playing host to outdoor exercise classes all year round. Not only do green spaces boast the above benefits, parks can also help boost people's mental health as they offer people the opportunity to escape hectic city life.
Furthermore, there can also be considerable financial benefits to living by a park. Research carried out by RICS(1) found that properties located on the edge of a park could potentially add a premium of 19% on house prices, with homes by larger parks commanding an even higher sum. The attraction of living by a park can also be a huge pull for potential buyers, with one study citing close proximity to green open space as a main priority when considering making a move to a particular locale.
There is also the added benefit of parks building a stronger community feeling. Fetes, musical festivals and not to mention annual fireworks displays, all help to build a more cohesive and friendly neighbourhood.
As November 5th fast approaches, we've compiled some properties that offer spectacular views over the parks each hosting some of London's most popular fireworks displays:
Melrose Avenue, Wimbledon Park, SW19
First up is this beautifully appointed four bedroomed period family home overlooking Wimbledon Park in the ever-popular 'Wimbledon Park Grid'. It has been renovated and decorated to a very high standard.
Contact Winkworth Wimbledon on 020 8946 2930 for more information.
Gates open to Wimbledon Park at 5.15pm on Saturday 4th November.
Charleville Circus, SE26
£625,000 Share of freehold
Sandwiched between Crystal Palace Park and Wells Park is this beautiful split level, Victorian conversion garden flat. The property benefits from two double bedrooms, a single bedroom, a lovely private rear garden and a share of the freehold.
Contact Winkworth Crystal Palace on 020 8655 9530 for more information.
Gates open to Crystal Palace Park at 6pm on Saturday 4th November.
Meath House, Dulwich Road, SE24
Directly opposite Brockwell Park is this well proportioned two bedroom split level flat. The ground floor comprises a large open plan kitchen/reception with French doors that open onto a good size, south facing balcony perfect for watching the fireworks display.
Contact Winkworth Herne Hill on 020 7501 8950 for more information.
Gates open to Brockwell Park at 5pm on Saturday 4th November.
Springfield Avenue, London, N10
With the green open spaces of Alexandra Park and Palace at the other end of the road, this four-bedroom maisonette is perfectly placed, with four bedrooms, a large living room, and direct access to a landscaped private garden.
Contact Winkworth Highgate on 020 8341 1988 for more information.
Gates open to Alexandra Park at 5pm on Friday 3rd November.
We hope you enjoy some fantastic firework displays this weekend for Guy Fawkes Night!
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(1) Source: BOP Consulting: Green Spaces: The Benefits for London, July 2013