Clapham Property Market
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Clapham is situated in Southwest London. Clapham is very popular among students, with good nightlife, sporting activities on the common and links to the city, graduates and young professionals, both single and co-habiting also choose to move here but predominately family housing is central to the market in Clapham.
Clapham is mainly made up of Victorian houses but there are houses from other periods too. Nightingale Triangle is a very popular area, the best family homes are found here, namely on Airedale Road, Nightingale Square and Gosburton Road, for larger detached property head to Clapham Old Town, namely Macaulay Road and The Chase.
Homes closer to Clapham Common are more desirable, for a quieter area head to Clapham South. Grafton Square in Clapham Old Town has some beautiful Georgian properties. In terms of rentals Edgeley Road and Landor Road in North Clapham are very popular streets to rent on. The average property price in SW5 is £680,522, whereas the average rental property is £2,178 pcm.
Standard of Living in Clapham
With a 220 acre green oasis on the Common it is the perfect place to relax in the park. The Common is home to the largest bandstand in the UK, three ponds, a bowling green, tennis courts, a skate park and a playground; the Common is integral to the community here. Clapham has a bustling high street, as well as being seen as trendy there is also a village feel to the area. With a diverse community this historic old town is an area of interest and a popular area to re-locate to.
Other Living necessities in Clapham
There are very good state schools in the Clapham area, including Belleville and Honeywell Junior school; with Clapham Manor state school improving rapidly in Ofsted reports. Streatham High secondary school and Lambeth Academy are both good and it is home to the famous, private school Eaton house.
Shops on Clapham High Street are diverse, with a varied selection, there are nice cafes in the area and it is home to weekend markets. Venn Street Market, which is pedestrianized, has a local food market on a Saturday morning; produce being sold at the market includes an organic bakery, fresh seasonal vegetables and fish.
At Clapham Junction you’ll find department stores and large supermarket chains. Abbeville Road in Clapham South has unique shops and there is a distinct village feel to the area. There are delis, restaurants, cafes and a mixture of independent and chain stores throughout Clapham; Deli Boutique, serving delicious French food has two delis in Clapham.
‘The Library Centre’, a brand new library is situated five minutes away from the Common and there are a good number of places of worship in the area for those of differing faiths.
Places to visit near Clapham
Brockwell Park in Brixton is in close proximity, ideal for families due to the £500,000 playground that opened here in 2012. Brixton Village Market is a bustling covered market, which has an array of delicious international food on offer, perfect for those who are foodies, it is worth trying the Caribbean and African food offerings. The market is often busy on Thursday and Friday nights.
Close by is Battersea Arts Centre, located inside a grade II listed building; it regularly hosts events and is a music, dance and theatre venue.
Clapham Council Tax
Clapham is divided between two boroughs of London. Council tax in the borough of Wandsworth, which includes Clapham Junction, Clapham South and Northcote Road, is £451.77 for band A, £6,77.65 for band D and £1,355.29 for band H.
Council tax in the borough of Lambeth, which is home to Clapham North and Clapham Common, is £825.80 for band A, £1,238.70 for band D and £2,477.40 for band H. The council tax in the borough of Wandsworth is relatively low for the London area.