London’s Leafy, Suburban Wimbledon Park Is Perennially Popular Among Upsizers

The residential area in southwest London is synonymous with the annual British championships, back this year, albeit with a limited crowd. Each summer, tennis stars pour into the SW19 postcode, local residents set up lemonade stands on their front gardens for spectators, while others rent out their homes to teams of media for as much money for a night as they’d usually make during a month’s tenancy.

But for the rest of the year, the greater Wimbledon area is renowned for its extremely desirable family-friendly houses in a district that blends the amenities of the city with the tranquility and the green of the British countryside.

Wimbledon Village is the district’s most expensive address, but property, and square footage, is in scant supply there. Buyers keen on the area are turning to nextdoor neighborhoods, such as Wimbledon Park for homes within a short walking distance of all the best that the postcode has to offer—from green space to top schools to gourmet restaurants.

Boundaries

Wimbledon Park is positioned to the north east of Wimbledon Village, linked by the sloping Home Park Road. The terraced-home lined streets around Wimbledon Park train station, to the east, are known by agents as “the grid,” encompassing roads such as Melrose Avenue, Normanton Avenue and Ashen Grove, extremely popular with young families.

Warren Appleton, branch manager at Wimbledon agent John D Wood & Co, said there is no official boundary as such, but considers everything surrounding the green space of Wimbledon Park as part of the district with the most well-known roads including Arthur Road, Vineyard Hill Road, Dora Road and Kenilworth Avenue.

The area encompasses SW19 postcodes, but blends into SW18, at its northern point, close to Wandsworth, Southfields and Putney, all smart residential areas with good transport links, popular with professionals.

Article Source: Mansion Global