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Richmond is in the southwest London borough of Richmond upon Thames, a fusion of country and town, it is conveniently close to the centre of London and next to the picturesque Thames. Greatly favoured by families there are grand townhouses, substantial villas and stately homes, the average property price is in excess of £1 million, with the average rental around £2,000 per month.

There are extremely attractive houses on the Green and off Richmond Hill there are roads of impressive Victorian houses, perfect for families. The Terrace enjoys some of the finest views across London, situated at the top of Richmond Hill there are elegant houses and apartments.

For Georgian cottages, houses and mansions Petersham is ideal.  Richmond Hill is highly desirable as is Maids of Honour Road on Richmond Green, close to Richmond Hill and coveted is Montague Road, Mount Avarat Road and Rosemont Road to name a few.

Standard of Living in Richmond

A serene peaceful area, Richmond is an idyllic haven for many, with spectacular views over London, which are considered priceless. Richmond boasts around 2,300 acres of woodland, gardens, ponds and hills, once a Royal hunting ground. Petersham meadows is an idyllic spot as is the lovely expanse of grassland on the Green, the amount of green space, alongside the fact there are many conservation areas in Richmond make it an attractive choice to live.

Other Living necessities in Richmond

Richmond is home to many independent restaurants and shops and offers a great selection of places to eat and shop in the area mainly situated on the High Street and alleys and courts around the Green. ‘The Village’ on Richmond Hill has a lovely bakery, deli and butchers.

Richmond prides itself on its excellent schools, both independent and state schools, including Kings House School, The Old Vicarage School and The Vineyard School. The Vineyard school received ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted, as did Marshgate Primary School and St Elizabeth’s Catholic primary school.

For secondary schools in the area, there is The German School, who received ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted, and Christ’s Church of England comprehensive and Strathmore School who both received ‘good’ from Ofsted.

There are twelve libraries in Richmond-upon-Thames and a good number of places of worship, including St Matthias Church, The Vineyard Church and Duke Street Church.

Places to visit near Richmond

The famed beautiful botanical gardens of Kew are very near by, with glasshouses, rare trees, and Royal buildings and extensive woodland; it is a wonderful day out. The Thames links Richmond to Hampton Court Palace, where you can enjoy the annual flower show. Twickenham and its famous sports grounds neighbours Richmond, as does Mortlake and Petersham. Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath are to the east of Richmond.

Richmond Council Tax

Council tax in Richmond is fairly high, with band A coming in around £850, band D in the region of £1,300 and band H roughly £2,500 per annum.