Featuring fantastic schools, lots of green areas and property that’s good value for money, Sutton isn’t just up-and-coming – it’s already here.
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The area, which houses around 200,000 people, attracts both young professionals and couples who like the buzzing atmosphere. But young families too are keen to move here, thanks to the outstanding reputation of local schools. If you are a Landlord looking for a reputable, trusted letting agency, let’s chat today about our exclusive Property Management services in South West London.
In fact, Sutton has the fifth highest owner occupancy rate in Greater London. More than 40 per cent of working age residents have a degree level qualification or higher, while the number of residents economically active is higher than the London and national average. Of the seven districts which make up this borough, many have a lively, independent community feel.
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Sutton Rail and Tube to Balham, Clapham, Dorking, Guildford and St Albans
London Victoria is a mere 30 minutes from Sutton Railway Station. Balham is 20 minutes and Clapham Junction 23 minutes. You can also get to Dorking, Guildford and St Albans from here. Sutton Common Railway Station has local connections, such as, Wimbledon, Farringdon and Kentish Town. There’s also talk of extending Tramlink from Colliers Wood to Sutton. Sutton is actually in Zone 5. A TfL annual rail card is £2,628, while monthly it’s £252.30 at the time of publication (November 2022)
Driving in and out of London from Sutton is pretty easy, thanks to easy access to the A232 and A217. Further out you’ll soon get to the M25 & M23, and last but not least if you are looking for a property that’s close to a London airport – Gatwick Airport is a mere 30 minutes away, and Heathrow 60 minutes.
Rental Prices and Costs in Sutton and Carshalton, SW London
Competitive rental prices for single tenants and families – A one-bedroom flat in Sutton comes in at around £1150 to rent while a two-bedroom house is renting for £1650. A three-bedroom flat is £1800 and a four-bedroom bungalow £2,700 (November 2022)
A one-bedroom flat in Sutton comes in at around £1150 to rent while a two-bedroom house is renting for £1650. A three-bedroom flat is £1800 and a four-bedroom bungalow £2,700.
Sutton’s state secondary schools regularly feature amongst the top in the country. A report by Ofsted in 2021 showed 43 per cent of the borough’s secondary schools received a rating of ‘outstanding’ – significantly higher than the London figure of 36 per cent.
And, with a total of 24 state secondary schools and 50 primaries – including five grammar schools – parents have plenty of schools to choose from in Sutton. The local colleges at Croydon and Merton both also share good educational reputations.
Green spaces and parks – Outdoor activities nearby
Sutton has 16 parks, making it one of London’s top green areas. Certainly, with more than 1,500 acres of open space in total and the largest regional park outside of central London, there’s plenty of opportunities for getting away from city living in Sutton.
Whether you want to go cycling, running, skating or wandering around formal gardens, there’s something to occupy everyone. Play tennis at the 58-hectare Beddington Park, try a round of crazy golf at Grove Park or enjoy a game of bowls at Rose Hill Park. For those keen to get plenty of exercise or wildlife watching at the weekend, they can head for two local Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the Surrey Hills and the Kent Downs.
Last year the crime rate for Sutton was 62 per 1000 people. That compares favourably with the crime rate for the capital as a whole (87 per 1000 residents) and makes Sutton one of London’s five safest boroughs.
Sutton High Street and Local Shopping
Sutton High Street offers brand names while more shops can be found in the Saint Nicholas Shopping Centre, alongside a food court and multiplex cinema. For independent boutique style shopping Wimbledon Village is just 15 minutes on the train while the bright lights of London Bridge and Victoria’s shops are just 30 minutes away.
Restaurants and cafes local to Sutton and Carshalton
The Grumpy Mole, The Ginger Frog, and the quirky and dog-friendly Shinner & Sudstone are favourite family bars and restaurants. The Winning Post (formerly Red Lion pub) is also popular and lays claim to hosting the Rolling Stones in their heyday.
For Italian head to Casa Nostra, Spaghetti Tree and Zizzi. Seafood lovers will no doubt frequent The Fat Crab where, actually, your hands are the cutlery. For Chinese food there’s Heen’s restaurant.
Sutton Music Festival is an annual event and showcase of young talent. You’ll also find drama and live music in Nonsuch Park, including a local country show and lively 5k weekend parkrun.