Hammersmith Property Market
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The average rental in Hammersmith is around £500 per week, it is slightly lower than the average in the Capital, and the house prices are an average of £1,000,000, which is substantially above the London average. An urban hub it is located 5 miles from Charing Cross on the River Thames, between Chiswick and High Street Kensington.
Houses are more expensive the nearer you are to Kensington and Olympia; lower rates are available nearer West Brompton, Ravenscourt Park and Barons Court. There is a large variation of properties in Hammersmith, and the size and styles are considerably different, from detached large houses to flats and terraces.
Hammersmith mainly caters for families and young professional, In Hammersmith you’ll find either streets of substantial period properties or an array of flats, from conversions, to new builds, to mansions.
North of Hammersmith station is Luxemburg Gardens and Hammersmith Grove, both of which are highly coveted. Terraced townhouses on Hammersmith Terrace enjoy lovely views over the river. For nice high end flats head to Distillery Wharf and Sovereign Court.
Standard of Living in Hammersmith
A thriving employment and commercial area with excellent transport links, Hammersmith is not the greenest part of London but this is compensated for by its proximity to the river. The path on the river will take you all the way from Richmond to the City; along here you will find some green, grassy areas.
There is Ravenscourt Park, with tennis courts, open outdoor space and a child’s play area. Hammersmith is a very convenient place to live. With a multicultural population, mainly due to its proximity to the French school on Brook Green, which means you’ll find a large French contingency here, which adds to the Cosmopolitan feel.
Other Living necessities in Hammersmith
Schools in the area aren’t as good as some other areas of London but satisfactory nevertheless and include St Pauls CofE Primary, Bute House Preparatory School, West London Free Primary School, Earls Court Primary School and St Paul’s Girls School. Secondary schools in Hammersmith are TLG West London, Sacred Heart High School, Westside Academy Trust and West London Free School, the last one of which received ‘good’ from Ofsted.
Hammersmith is home to a lot of the main large supermarkets such as Marks and Spencer’s, Sainsbury, Tesco’s. Iceland and Waitrose. There are good retail options in the area, including Broadway Mall, King Street and King’s Mall. For more independent shops it is worth visiting Brackenbury Road. There is a library here, gyms and Ravenscourt Park offers a nice green area.
Places to visit near Hammersmith
Fulham is south of Hammersmith; it is not far to visit Fulham Palace, a particularly lovely building. Shepherds Bush is to the north and perfect for shopping at ‘Westfield’s’, West Kensington is located to the east and Chiswick to the west, which is a foodie haven. The London Wetland Centre, with over 105 acres of wetland, is just across the river. Brackenbury Village, which is close by has a good social scene and nice eateries.
Hammersmith Council Tax
In the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham council tax for Band A is around £700, Band D is £1,000 and Band H is in the region of £2,000.