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Smart, stylish and picturesque, Wandsworth is a very family friendly area. This southwest London suburb has an array of riverside walkways and enjoys a location next to the Thames. A fusion of new and period properties, you’ll find spectacular Edwardian and Victorian detached houses, as well as semi-detached properties and cottages and terraces.

There are many developments of new flats on the riverbank by the Thames, this area was once in fact wasteland. Wandsworth has several neighbourhoods, Spencer Park being one of which, here you’ll find some superb Edwardian detached properties. The Toast Rack, off Trinity Road, is a series of streets, it benefits from views over Wandsworth Common, there are substantial properties also found here.

In the town centre you’ll find idyllic Victorian cottages on roads with the name ‘Tonsley’ in, there are also pretty cottages opposite Wandsworth Common. The property market in the area is very strong, with an increase in value year on year. There are good prospects for families looking to rent in the area; the demand is particularly high between the commons. Lyford Road has some interesting architectural properties. Wandsworth postal codes include SW18, SW12, SW17 and SW11.

Standard of Living in Wandsworth

There is an emphasis on family life in Wandsworth; it is the perfect place to relocate short of the countryside for those wanting a taste of the outdoors, with plenty of greenery to enjoy. This neighbourhood has a substantial Italian and French contingency. It is a desirable residential area, benefitting from open space, transport links, good schools and young couples and families alike chose to reside here.

Other Living necessities in Wandsworth

There is an expanse of state and private schools in the area, the state primary schools tend to have small catchment areas, all of the state primary schools in the area have received ‘good’ from Ofsted. Brandlehow and St Michael’s CofE, Belleville and Honeywell Primary Schools, all within Wandsworth, have received ‘outstanding’ in their Ofsted inspections.

Comprehensive schools, which have achieved ‘outstanding’, include Lady Margaret, Ashcroft Technology, Ernest Bevin and Chestnut Grove Secondary Schools. St Francis Xavier and South Thames are both sixth form colleges and have received ‘good’ from Ofsted. The Roche School, Dolphin School, Wandsworth Preparatory School, Thomas’s Clapham and Finton House are a few of the private and preparatory schools in the vicinity.

Wandsworth is home to both chain and independent stores, with Waitrose and Planet Organic, Sainsbury’s and Tesco Express for groceries. Art galleries and cafes, restaurants and bars are plentiful. Wandsworth Town Library is open six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday. There are a variety of leisure facilities, gyms and sports halls as well as Wandsworth Common: 175 acres of green space, ponds, lakes and outdoor sporting pitches. King George’s Park is in Wandsworth is just one of the outdoor areas to enjoy. 

Places to visit near Wandsworth

The Battersea Arts Centre is situated in the borough in a Grade II listed building, as is Clapham Common nearby; an inviting open green space and considered one of London’s favourite parks, as well as Battersea Park, which is considered a beautiful outdoor space. Battersea Square is a nice place to sit and relax; there is a continental feel to the area. The Bedford in Balham is a very reputable music and comedy venue for an evening out. The renowned Northcote Road Antiques Market in Battersea is close by, and Wimbledon is located 2 miles away from Wandsworth Common and has plenty of nice restaurants and bars to enjoy within the village.

Wandsworth Council Tax

Wandsworth is in the borough of Wandsworth, for up to date council bands they can be found at the following site: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200262/council_tax_charge/5/how_much_is_council_tax