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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Buying in Wimbledon

Wimbledon village, the base of world fame tennis fortnight, known as the home of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, is situated on the vast lands of South-West London. This district is surrounded by Colliers Wood and Tooting to its east; the Common to west; Southfields to its north and Morden to the south. The area comprises has two parts of its locality: village on top of the hills and at bottom town centre.

The village area is featured with large homes on its vast ground on quiet roads in Parkside with an easy approach to Wimbledon Common’s wild fields. The values of these houses has shot up to millions of pounds due to developer’s interest in making big houses. A double storied two room Victorian cottage has recently been valued to about £500,000.

Caf├ęs, upmarket chains and chic boutiques are the main attractions in the village, whereas the town centre has two department stores, good transport links, a busy shopping centre and mainly large and medium sized Victorian terrace houses. Merton Park gives a feel of suburb garden due to its Arts & Crafts houses.

The area of town centre has become the attraction for families and professionals of Clapham, Fulham and Balham. Estate agent Robert Holmes & Co, told that most of the village properties have become high priced. The slightly less affluent areas of Southfields and Colliers Wood are also covered in the SW19 postcode. Many famous streets like the Drax estate are in SW20, the postcode of West Wimbledon.

Most of the schools in Wimbledon - including Ursuline High for Girls in Crescent Road, and Wimbledon College for boys in Edge Hill - have above-average results and are performing well. Private school, King’s College School on Southside and girls’ private school Wimbledon High Mansel Road have junior schools too.

Wimbledon Common with its picturesque windmill; Wimbledon Park landscaped by Capability Brown near All England Club; manicured Cannizaro Park near the village and the various tennis courts are the main open spaces in Wimbledon to enjoy nature.

Wimbledon has many gyms with pools at Esporta, David Lloyd, Nuffield and Virgin Active, and the council-owned swimming pool at Wimbledon Leisure Centre in Latimer Road. Wimbledon Theatre, The Polka Theatre for children and the Odeon multiplex are the other main centres of leisure and art in the town centre of Wimbledon. Annual music festivals in Cannizaro Park are held during the summer and International Wimbledon Music Festival in mid-November are also enjoyed here.

The A3 is nearby, providing easy motorway access from Wimbledon. With excellent transport links, the bus service is used regularly by the villagers to reach the town centre. The main stations of Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park are connected with train, tube and tramlink on same district line. Waterloo is 19 minutes away by overground trains, as is Farringdon and St Pancras. Croydon is linked with the Zone 3 stations of Wimbledon, Dundonald Road and Merton Park through tramlink. An annual tariff for Zone 1 travelcard costs around £1000.

For more information and advice about purchasing a property in Wimbledon visit get in touch with Robert Holmes, who are specialists in the Wimbledon area.

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