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A sophisticated, charming and traditional village, SW19 is home to the largest common in London, home to the famous tennis tournament, it attracts families and young professionals alike.  An affluent area in the borough of Merton, there is a wide selection of choice when it comes to property, from penthouses, mansions, maisonettes, cottages to flats.

Wimbledon village is highly coveted but comes at a price for such a pretty location, although there are flat and house shares, which are more affordable and there is a good rental market in the area.

Around Wimbledon Park you’ll find large, grand Victorian and Edwardian properties such as townhouses and villas, it is a peaceful area and great for families. The Private Drax Estate in West Wimbledon is a desirable location, as are roads around the Cottenham Park area also popular.

For period and contemporary houses, mansions and privacy, the star studded Coombe, upon Kingston Hill is one of London’s most prime spots. In the centre of Wimbledon there are plenty of 4-5 bedroom Victorian houses, as well as apartment blocks.

For substantial mansions roads around Wimbledon Common, such as Parkside, Murray Road, Highbury Road and The Grange are worth a look. The average property price in Wimbledon is £639,316 and the average rental is £672 per week.

Standard of Living in Wimbledon

This Southwest village is one of the City’s most sought after locations to live, situated seven miles from central London, a slice of the country in the city with great parkland; there is over 1,200 acres of greenery in Wimbledon. A big contingency of the community is those from the Southern hemisphere, there is a large South African population in Wimbledon.

Wimbledon is a very friendly area, and the village is safe. There are nice independent boutique shops and cafes; a peaceful area it is perfect for families and seen as the idyllic place to live in the city by many. 

Other Living necessities in Wimbledon

Schools in the area are an extremely attractive draw for families. Kings College and Wimbledon High School attract families from all over London. In Coombe, there is Rokeby preparatory school for boys and Holy Cross preparatory school for girls.

Marymount International School attracts foreign families. Primary schools that achieved outstanding in Ofsted inspections include Dundonald Primary School and St Marys Catholic Primary School. Willington Secondary School and Ricards Lodge High School also received outstanding from Ofsted. There are excellent state schools in the area, including St Matthews C of E School, Bishop Gilpin and Holymount.

On a Saturday morning at Wimbledon Park farmers market you’ll find a small number of traders selling great organic, seasonal produce. There are also a number of well known supermarket chains to choose from, including Morrison’s, Lidl, Sainsbury, Somerfield, Tesco’s and Marks and Spencer’s Food.

There are numerous places of worship and Wimbledon is also home to the UK’s first Buddhist temple. 

Places to visit near Wimbledon

A mere 10 minutes away on the train is Kingston upon Thames, with a very busy nightlife and a number of ‘super clubs’, if you find Wimbledon too quiet of an evening.

Wimbledon is south of Battersea, here you’ll find the second biggest arts centre in the UK, where you can enjoy over a thousand performances throughout the year. Battersea’s High Street Market is also great for shopping.

Wimbledon Council Tax

The borough of Merton’s council tax begins at roughly £950 for Band A, rising to around £1,400 for Band D and hitting its peak at around £2,800 for Band H. Wimbledon Common has an additional levy to pay towards the upkeep of the Common.