Top 5 Places to Live in Wandsworth

Top 5 Places to Live in Wandsworth

Wandsworth is the name of both a London borough, which contains areas like Battersea, Putney and Tooting, and a hub in its own right, Wandsworth Town. Historically its centre has been dominated by the Youngs Brewery and the myriad pubs surrounding it.

In the 1800’s, the industrial revolution transformed Wandsworth. It is definitely somewhere the Peaky Blinders would make a beeline to if they lived in London in 2019. The area has recently seen profound regeneration and a series of large schemes have given Wandsworth some much needed polishing up. Popular with families and packed with great schools, it’s one of London’s most affluent and attractive inner suburbs.

But where are the best places to live in Wandsworth? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital. We ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific homes. Here are the answers.

1. The Schoolyard, SW18

4.40 Rating (based on 8 reviews) 8 reviews
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According to the latest results available, the best place to live in Wandsworth is The Schoolyard in SW18. It sits right next to the Wandsworth Bridge roundabout, which means it is just a four-minute walk from Wandsworth Town Station. L&Q built The Schoolyard as a combination of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Unsurprisingly, one particular thing that residents of The Schoolyard like about living here is the location which scored very highly. Tenant Dominic had the following to say about living here:

"Well maintained and generally looked after development with great tenants/owners to share it with! Great for young professionals and young families." Dominic, Tenant

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2. Ram Quarter, SW18

Greenland Group
4.39 Rating (based on 50 reviews) 50 reviews
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The second-highest scoring development in Wandsworth is Ram Quarter, SW18 which is the site of the old brewery which has dominated Wandsworth since Victorian times. The scheme is just 400m from Wandsworth Town Station, but residents can also take a short and pleasant walk along the Wandle river to Wandsworth Riverside pier, to get the riverboat to the West End or City.

Greenland Group developed the homes on this scheme which comprises six impressive buildings housing 338 apartments.

According to the residents we spoke to, one of the factors about the scheme they rated most highly was the Design.

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3. Battersea Reach, SW18

St George
4.35 Rating (based on 34 reviews) 34 reviews
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In third place is Battersea Reach by St George. It is popular with residents who reviewed it for the quality of its Facilities. The development offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses with views across the river to Chelsea Harbour. It is just six-minutes to Wandsworth Town.

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4. Riverside Quarter, SW18

Frasers Property
4.09 Rating (based on 17 reviews) 17 reviews
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The fourth-highest scoring development in Wandsworth is Riverside Quarter, which sits almost exactly halfway between Wandsworth Town Station on the mainline and East Putney on the District line of the underground. It's just under a ten-minute walk to both. Frasers Property are responsible for creating this impressive new riverside development. The value of the development is popular amongst residents, who have so far scored it very highly.

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5. Osiers Point, SW18

Taylor Wimpey Central London
3.84 Rating (based on 8 reviews) 8 reviews
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In fifth place for Wandsworth is Osiers Point which was built by Taylor Wimpey Central London and particularly stood out in responses from residents as having excellent management.

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So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Wandsworth.


Prices and rents in Wandsworth

The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Wandsworth is £634,400 and the average rent for a 2-bed property is £2,000 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 8.7 per cent per year as demand to live here has risen.