Fulham Property Market
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Fulham is situated on the River Thames, favoured mainly by families due to the friendly neighbourhood but it also attracts young professionals and international investors. Its convenient location is as much of a draw as its attractive, stylish streets are.
Full of charming period houses, Fulham was developed in the late 19th C and there is little room for any extensive future development, ensuring its appeal will endure. The average property price in Fulham is just over £1 million and the average rental is around £650 per week. The rental market in SW6 is fairly expensive, north of Fulham Road is ‘The Villies’, a collective of four streets, located alongside Beltran Road, which may offer a cheaper alternative in terms of rental properties.
Highly coveted areas in Fulham are namely Hurlingham, Moore Park Estate, Peterborough Estate and Parson’s Green. Peterborough Estate town houses are characterised by the terracotta lion that sits on top of each of them. More town houses can be found in the Moore Park Estate.
If you are in need of larger accommodation Bishops Park and Hurlingham have substantial semi-detached properties. Parsons Green is conveniently located near the station and there are some very pretty, quaint cottages. The grandest properties in the area are found on Ellerby Street, Napier Avenue, Doneraile Street and Ranelagh Avenue.
Standard of Living in Fulham
There are excellent schools in the Fulham area and numerous parks and greens, such as Hurlingham Park, Fulham Palace Gardens, Bishops Park and Eel Brook Common. It is not a transient area for families they tend to settle here.
Fulham is a very safe area; it is upmarket, with plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and boutiques to choose from. The riverside location is very desirable and the area also is home to a large French and Italian community, which creates a continental vibe.
Other Living necessities in Fulham
Fulham is a popular draw for French families, the infants L’ecole des petits is situated here, as is the junior school Lycee Francais on Clancarly Street and there is a good bus route to the secondary ‘Lycee’. Other secondary schools in the area are the Girls only Lady Margaret School on Parsons Green and Fulham College for Boys. For primary schools there is a choice of Melcombe Primary and Fulham Primary.
There are the usual supermarket chains such as Sainsbury, Waitrose and Tesco to name a few, for specialist produce there is also several farmers markets to choose from including, Parsons Green Farmers Market and Bishops Park Farmers and Fine Food Market; for organic produce head to Whole Food Market.
Fulham is home to parks, gyms, sporting facilities and also Fulham Library. Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre has shops, a health club, restaurants and a cinema. There are unique, independent boutique shops, which are great for antiques and vintage pieces, especially on Lillie Road.
Places to visit near Fulham
Upmarket and exclusive Chelsea is to the west of Fulham, and Hammersmith to the Northwest. For design inspiration when it comes to your home visit the ‘Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour’, which is a perfect place to gather ideas. Earls Court is to the North and Putney is south across the river. For a day out nearby Sloane Square and Knightsbridge are worthy of a visit.
Fulham Council Tax
Fulham is in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, council tax is fairly reasonable, with band A around £700, and band D in the region of £1,000 and band H around the £2,000 mark per annum.