Finding where to live can be tricky, so here at Winkworth we've rounded up the best places for young families to live in London to help ease the decision making process.
Finding where to live can be tricky - not only do new parents have to factor in financial costs and commuting times, schools and green space become of paramount importance once children arrive. We’ve rounded up the best places to live in London for young families to help ease the decision making process.
This south London spot has become quite the cultural hub in recent years with the street market festival Feast running from April to December every year, as well as the addition of its very own Picturehouse Cinema. Moreover with the West Norwood Health & Leisure centre, an abundance of family-friendly restaurants and cafes, as well as the local parks both here and in nearby Crystal Palace there is plenty to do to keep little ones entertained. The area has a good selection of primary, comprehensive and private schools such as Elm Wood and Dunraven, both rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Commuting into the centre of London is easy, with trains running into London Victoria and London Bridge in 25 and 30 minutes respectively. While house prices have been growing quite substantially in recent years, with terraced properties currently selling at around £614,000, the area remains more affordable than nearby West Dulwich.
Robson Road, West Norwood, SE27
With two double bedrooms, this Victorian end of terrace house would be perfect for young families or couples looking to start one. Further accommodation consists of a reception, kitchen/diner, bathroom and private rear garden.
Contact Winkworth West Norwood or call 020 8670 0035 for more information.
Straddling the three boroughs of Sutton, Kingston and Epsom & Ewell, Worcester Park is close to the shopping destination Bentall Center and Epsom’s world-famous racecourse. With parks and the local cricket and athletic clubs, there is something for children of all ages. Worcester Park is also home to quite a few schools that are rated highly by Ofsted, including St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School, The Mead Infant School and the comprehensive secondary Richard Challoner School. Located in zone 4, Worcester Park is served by Southwest, the fastest of which trains takes around 30 minutes to London Waterloo. The area is also well connected to Kingston, Sutton and Heathrow Airport by bus. Last year terraced properties sold on average for £452,617, while semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £579,083. Good news for young parents looking to move - Worcester Park is more affordable than nearby Stoneleigh and Ewell.
St. Philips Avenue, Worcester Park, KT4
A rear extended and newly refurbished two bedroom mid-terrace family home situated in a popular residential road close to Worcester Park town centre with its mainline railway station and wide range of shops and restaurants including Waitrose, Sainsburys, Pizza Express and Costa Coffee.
Contact Winkworth Worcester Park or call 020 8335 5555 for more information.
Situated eight miles north of central London, Hendon is a great choice for young families. Within a stone’s throw of the Brent Cross shopping centre, the area also boasts its own museums, with both the Royal Air Force Museum and the Museums of Domestic Design & Architecture calling NW9 home. Sunny Hill Park offers 22 acres of land for kids to run around in and there are plenty of restaurants for families to frequent. There are a plethora of highly rated state schools in the area, including Northway School, The Hyde School and Hendon School. Hendon offers excellent commuting options with Thameslink train services stopping at St. Pancras, Farringdon and Blackfriars stations. Hendon Central is also located on the Northern line offering commuters direct tubes to Bank and London Bridge. While more expensive than other areas included in our round-up, semi-detached properties in Hendon sold for an average price of £705,004 last year, cheaper than nearby Brent Cross.
Station Road, Hendon, NW4
This larger than average two bedroom ground floor flat offers lots of potential for new parents. Situated equidistant from both Hendon Central Station and Hendon Overground Station, it’s perfectly located for commuters. The flat comprises two good size double bedrooms, recently fitted kitchen/breakfast room, a reception, family bathroom and separate guest WC.
Contact Winkworth Hendon or call 020 8202 1031 for more information.
Located in Greater London on the border with Kent, Bromley is a great place for young families looking for the best of both worlds. Not only did Rightmove find Bromley to be one of the happiest places to live in London, children can be easily entertained by being taken to The Churchill Theatre, Picturehouse Cinema or when, the weather improves, Bromley Park. Commuting into central London is easy from Bromley South, with a journey time of only 24 minutes by train into London Victoria and just over 35 minutes to London Blackfriars. Schools in Bromley perform very well, with Highfield Infants’ School and Highfield Junior School both rated Outstanding by Ofsted. More affordable than nearby Southborough and Bickley, terraced homes sold for an average of £416,999 last year, with semi-detached properties selling for £564,099.
Lakeside Drive, Bromley, BR2
Located in a desirable road is this beautifully presented three-bedroom semi-detached mock Tudor house with tremendous potential to extend, perfect for a growing family. The location is served well with local shopping facilities and restaurants available in the neighbouring villages of Keston, Locksbottom and Bromley Common.
Contact Winkworth Chislehurst or call 020 8285 5099 for more information.
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