Considering living in Putney? We take a look at the five highest-rated new developments in this popular suburb in South West London. We’ll explore what it’s like to live in Putney and discover the new homes rated by residents as the best in the neighbourhood.
Putney is perhaps best known for being the starting line for the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Many prominent rowing clubs and universities have boat sheds on Putney Embankment. A number of sailing clubs can also be found on this stretch of the river. This makes it an important hub for watersports in the west of the city.
The current Putney Bridge was opened in May, 1886. This joins Fulham to the north with Putney to the south. The bridge is overlooked by churches on both banks – All Saints Church Fulham and St Mary’s Church Putney. Putney High Street connects with the bridge and leads up past Putney station to Putney Hill.
Living in Putney
Putney boasts an excellent network of handsome Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian terraced streets. The area is also home to some fine mansion blocks and apartment buildings. These date from the 1930s through to modern luxury developments on the riverside.
Life in Putney runs at a slower pace than in Fulham across the river. This attracts families and young professionals who are drawn to the area’s beautiful properties, peaceful neighbourhoods and easy access to green spaces.
Putney residents can head down to the riverside to enjoy the historic Wandsworth Park. Alternatively, the smaller Leader’s Gardens park is also next to the river and features excellent tennis facilities, a playground and small cafe.
Heading up Putney Hill brings you out onto Putney Heath. This historic 400-acre area of scrub and open land is popular for dog walks and weekend picnics and connects with Wimbledon Common to the south and Richmond Park to the west.
Transport connections in Putney include regular South Western Rail services from Putney station. This provides swift connections for commuters into Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.
Underground services on the District Line run from East Putney and Putney Bridge station just over the bridge in Fulham. In addition, weekday peak time riverboat services also depart from Putney Pier on the Embankment. These run though the city into Blackfriars Millennium Pier.
Top 5 places to live in Putney
These five new developments have been rated as the best in Putney by verified residents on HomeViews. Developments are rated on location, design, management, value and facilities, giving an overall star rating combining all five categories. We’ve only included developments with at least 10 reviews completed.
Prices and rents in Putney
According to figures from Zoopla for June 2020, the average price paid for a home in Putney over the past 12 months is £731,919. Meanwhile Home.co.uk gives the average rental price in Putney as £2,971 pcm.
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