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Deciding on an area is the first and arguably most important decision you will need to make in your search for
the ideal property as no two areas are the same and it is almost impossible to compare both the tangible and intangible assets an area has to offer.

    The London borough of Merton which takes in all of the SW19 postcode is vast and
    covers a number of individually and distinctively identifiable areas including: 
Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon, Merton Park, Wimbledon Village,
    Raynes Park, Mitcham and Morden, all of which with high levels of people commuting
    in and out of Central London.

  Wimbledon   Colliers Wood   South Wimbledon   Merton Park


  Well known as the place that
  hosts the world's most famous
  tennis tournament, It is also a
  popular residential district in
  the Merton, on the western
  fringes of the city. 

  In recent years, Wimbledon
  has seen a large number of new
  business, shops and housing
  in the area, making it one of 
  the most popular areas to live.


  Today Colliers Wood is famous 
  for the nearby heritage centre
  at Merton Abbey Mills and is 
  surrounded by shops, pubs,
  and restaurants, and is very
  popular with local residents.

  Colliers Wood is in the southern
  part of Merton and is located
  on the Northern Line between 
  South Wimbledon and Tooting
  Broadway stations.

  South Wimbledon forms the
  north eastern part of Merton,
  and is mainly a residential area,
  which is considered a good
  base for commuters wanting
  quick access to the City.

  South Wimbledon is vey much
  more affordable than its affluent
  neighbour Wimbledon, making
  it a popular area for families
  and first time buyers.

  Merton Park is a prosperous
  neighbourhood, much like 
  Wimbledon, and characterised
  by tree lined roads of detached
  and semi-detached houses for
  which the area is known. 

  Merton Park is almost entirely
  residential in character with few 
  shops or pubs but does include
  an ‘Old Boys’ sports and social
  club in Poplar Road.
  Wimbledon Village   Raynes Park   Mitcham   Morden

  As the name suggests,
  Wimbledon Village offers the
  kind of pursuits associated with
  the countryside: there’s horse
  riding and golf on the Common
  throughout the year.  

  Wimbledon Village is accessible
  via the District Line. Shops are 
  of the upmarket variety, which 
  is unsurprising given the area’s 
  property prices.

  Bordering Wimbledon, Raynes
  Park is at the heart of London’s
  commuter belt. The area was
  developed fairly recently, as a
  result there are still numerous 
  open spaces. 

  The most part of Raynes Park
  is residential and well sort after, 
  expect to find large detached
  family homes and gated
  developments to the west.

  Mitcham shares much of the
  same village feel and large
  green spaces as Wimbledon,
  and there’s a variety of 1930s,
  Edwardian, and Victorian
  family homes in the area. 
  House prices are much lower
  in Mitcham than other areas in
  Merton, which makes it an
  attractive destination for first 
  time buyers and young families.

  There are numerous open
  spaces and the roads are
  tranquil and lined with trees in
  Morden, however for retail or
  entertainment most people
  head to nearby Wimbledon. 

  The Northern Line stops in 
  Morden and there are various 
  overground stations, making it
  a particularly well connected
  part of south London.


    Often the main deciding factor when selecting an area is budget. It would be a
    thankless task to try to find a property in a given area without the appropriate budget.

    Other major considerations which should be considered before deciding on an area
    including: Transport Links, Schools & Child Care, Parks & Outside Spaces, and
    Future Development.

  Transport Links     Schools and Childcare

  The transport infrastructure within the SW19 postcode 
  is vast with almost every property being within just a 
  short walk from an underground or overground station 
  as well as bus and tram stops allowing commuters 
  easy access to any part of London within less than an  
  hour, but also good links to the rest of the country.

    The Merton borough is lucky enough to boast a number of outstanding 
    Schools and Nurseries including: Singlegate Primary School in Colliers 
    Wood, Dundonald Primary School in Wimbledon, and Willows Pre 
    School in Wimbledon and Colliers Wood, to name just a few. 

    Please Click here for a full list of schools in the borough
  Parks and Open Spaces      Future Development

  Merton has a large acreage of open space, almost twice
  as much compare to the average in London. 

  The borough is blessed with a number of award winning
  parks and green spaces, range in size from Mitcham 
  Common and a major part of Wimbledon Common to
  the smaller but beautiful gardens, sports grounds and
  recreation grounds. 
  It also benefits from the charming River Wandle which
  has many enjoyable sections crossing the borough
  including some picturesque slide weirs. 

  Click here to find out which of the 60+ local parks are 
  in your desired area

    The borough of Merton is constantly evolving and has been a popular
    place for developers for many years.

    Colliers Wood is due to change dramatically in the next couple of years 
    with a number of major developments including a new health centre and 
    re-development of the ugly black tower to provide 206 flats and retail 
    spaces including plans for a new public library. The area has also been  
    awarded £3.7 million from the Mayor of London’s regeneration fund.

    The construction of 126 new homes at the site of old Gas Works on  
    Western Road, Mitcham is already underway. There are also major plans 
    to re-develop Mitcham town centre although this has not been finalised. 

    Raynes Park has undergone some major development in recent months,  
    and has just celebrated the opening of a brand new health centre.


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