Location, Location, Location – this comes up consistently as the main reason why a resident chooses where to live. Not many can afford to live in central London however zones 3 and 4 are home to a number of new build developments offering more of us the opportunity to buy a little piece of London.
On HomeViews we ask all residents to rate their location out of 5; as well as separately asking them to tell us what they like and dislike about it. In the main reviewers tend to rate the locations of their developments highly; and in London the average resident location score is 4.34 out of 5.
Compared to the regions where close proximity to work is preferred Londoners are looking for easy and fast transport connections. Many of the high location scores for London are in what many would describe as ‘commuter’ locations. This enables those working in the city centre to benefit from a reasonable commute; whilst still feeling like they have escaped the city at the end of the day. For London, this also reflects the more affordable rent and purchase prices away from central London.
Many locations in zones 3 and 4 benefit from fast transport connections, a range of local amenities within walking distance and green open spaces. We have highlighted 5 developments in zones 3 and 4 either with new phases launching, off plan purchases for you to consider and most with Help to Buy.
New phases available
Royal Arsenal Riverside is a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and luxury suites and penthouses. Residents benefit from the convenient transport links nearby including National Rail at Woolwich Arsenal and also, the DLR, on-site Thames Clipper and Cross rail to come.
“Woolwich riverside has everything I need, with many shops nearby. I also find it safe living here, and the community is great”. Verified resident review
“I love the community, there many events happening which is exiting. I would also say this area is pretty safe and theres a friendly vibe around the area.” Verified resident review
“Thedevelopment is nicely developed and is built for all seasons, summer winter. Autumn and spring. The balcony is nice and the property is really secure which is reassuring to the residents.” Verified resident review
Zones 3 and 4
Upton Gardens is situated in the heart of East London in zone 3. Upton Gardens is within a 6-minute walk of Upton Park tube where residents can access both the District and Hammersmith & City lines. The 842 homes are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The development features open green spaces, rooftop terraces, landscaped walkways and public art.
“Loads of shops on your doorstep including chains and local. Lots of good local food places but lacking nice cafes. Transport links are great with less than 10 mins walk from tube line station and good bus routes also.” Verified resident review
“The design is modern and clean, the building quality seems good for my untrained eye, the proximity to transport is very convenient.” Verified resident review
“Upton Park is a bustling suburb of London with excellent transport links to the City and West End. Green Street is nearby with a good selection of local shops and Westfield Stratford is within easy reach at about a mile away.” Verified resident review
Colindale Gardens is a mixed-use development in the heart of North West London. Colindale Underground station is the nearest transport link with connections to the Northern line. It features a large range of studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and duplexes. As well as, three and four-bedroom townhouses alongside cafes, restaurants, retail facilities, a residents-only gym and a concierge service.
“I like the way the area is developing, they are installing a range of shops and many new amenities.” Verified resident review
“The area is slightly quiet- too quiet for young people maybe- but it’s super safe. This is super important. You can also have. Great nice sleep. The tube is close as well” Verified resident review
“I feel safe living here, we have a concierge and many cameras. For the kids there is a playground with swings and they are soon opening a new one in the garden which is now closed.” Verified resident review Zones 3 and 4
Off plan purchases
Wembley Parade is a new development from the highly rated developer Anthology. With 195 homes the scheme comprises of a mix of one, two and three bedrooms available to buy. As well as this, it has fast links into Wembley from Central London and a vast array of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Wembley Parade could be the perfect place for you to enjoy the best that London has to offer.
“Me and my partner were really sceptical initially about living in Wembley Park (it’s miles away or even a big dodgy) but it’s only 35mins to Liverpool St and clearly changed massively. There’s a Boxpark, outlet shopping centre, it’s really safe, never saw any trouble. They said there’s a theatre coming too which is cool.” Verified resident review
“Wembley is very safe, I can walk around comfortably. The area is very well connected which means I can get around London easily.” Verified resident review
Zones 3 and 4
Twickenham Gateway is a new scheme by Solum Regeneration and offers a collection of one, two and three-bedroom new homes available to buy. If you want a quick commute to the trains station then residents will be living above Twickenham station! Twickenham offers a variety of transport links as well as a public plaza with shops, a convenience store and a cafe.
It is also part of Richmond Upon Thames, often voted the happiest place to live in the UK. On HomeViews the area has received an impressive average rating of 4.58 out of 5 as a location score from it’s residents.
“While it’s not held in quite the same regard as neighbouring Richmond, Twickenham has lots to offer in terms of green spaces, riverside settings, great schools and fast trains into central London. Not forgetting its international rugby stadium, of course.” HomeViews researcher
“Transport and access to green open spaces. Restaurants good in richmond and it is a short journey there.” Verified resident review