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Why You Should Move to Twickenham

 

While this London borough is strongly associated with English rugby – and rightly so as the area will host the Rugby World Cup this year – this popular destination has a lot to offer renters and home owners. Situated along the River Thames, this tranquil south-west area is popular with commuters, as it offers peaceful walks along the Thames yet it is only 10 miles from central London. Home to excellent schools and fantastic transport links, there is no wonder people are flocking to Twickenham.

This picturesque area has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. In the 18th century Twickenham was home to those of social status and as a result, has three period manor houses. As well as a rich history to explore, Twickenham is also home to restaurants, boutiques and a Shakespeare society, making this borough a great place to live.

If you are considering Twickenham, then here are some of the best places to live.

Strawberry Hill

Named after a gothic castle, this area is considered one of the more affluent parts of Twickenham and is home to large Edwardian houses. This is a picturesque area affording views of the local castle and river. There are also schools nearby with excellent reputations, making this a perfect area for families.

Twickenham Green

There are a variety of houses here centred around Twickenham’s green space. Here you can find large period houses, country style cottages, three storey townhouses and apartment conversions. This is a lovely area to live, especially if you have children. The green is home to charity events, markets and annual fairs, so there is always something happening right on your doorstep.

Richmond Lock

Situated near the Richmond Lock Bridge, this area is home to old properties as well as the recent new build development. This development offers opulent 5 bedroom family homes situated around pruned gardens and ponds. But it is also home to luxury flat complexes which are perfect for the wealthy businessman.

Cambridge Park

This area offers a wide range of homes, from large terraced 1930s properties, to period Victorian houses as well as feats of iconic art-deco architecture. There are excellent transport links here too, with St Margarets station only a short walk away.

Renting and Buying

More affordable than its neighbour Richmond, Twickenham is particularly popular with young families looking for a more peaceful life than the bustling central London streets can offer. As such, many of the properties here are houses, from small two bedroom homes to large sprawling period properties. For young commuters, there is also a number of flats in converted houses, many of which offer communal gardens. To find a Twickenham property within your price range, search with Featherstone Leigh.

 

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