As Kirsty and Phil will attest, location plays a huge part in choosing somewhere to live. At HomeViews we understand how important the setting of a home is to our reviewers, and how much the big draws differ depending on your life stage and preferences. City central is brilliant for some, while countryside surroundings appeal to others. You’ll find a speedy commute at the top of the lists of many. On the other hand, others are more interested in easy access to shops and schools.
Along with writing a minimum of 200 characters and giving an Overall rating, each HomeViews reviewer is asked to rate their development out of 5 in a number of different categories – Location, Design, Facilities and Value. This week, we’re focusing on what Location means to the HomeViews community.
We ask each reviewer to rate their development location out of 5 – a score for the immediate surroundings and desirability of the development’s setting. We also ask what they like and dislike about the local area. Here’s what you’re telling us about some of your favourites…
One Tower Bridge, SE1
Development profile: Berkeley Homes’ One Tower Bridge has an average location score of 4.89. You’ll find it on London’s buzzy South Bank, overlooking city landmarks like the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, and just footsteps from the River Thames…
“Sleek, modern, incredible design in the best location – buy here and you have bought a piece of history – the view and location just cannot be beaten. With the Ivy and new ventures drawn to this location this is somewhere that will stand the test of time.” – Derek, viewer
“One Tower Bridge is situated on one of the last great riverside sites in London. Just moments from the City it offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury living experiences in the most exciting city in the world. We were impressed with the great looking apartments with fantastic views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Thames.“ – Bill, viewer
“Travelling to work is not a hassle at all. London Bridge Station is located 7 minutes’ walk from my apartment and I can reach my office at Canary Wharf in just under 10 minutes. After work, I can enjoy my dinner and drinks at The Ivy Restaurant which is located near my apartment. There is a piazza with some of London’s most exciting new restaurants.” – Anonymous tenant
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Development profile: Pet-friendly Fizzy Epsom brags an average location score of 4.84, and it’s one of HomeViews’ 2018 Location Award of Excellence winners. Set in a pretty Surrey town and with transport links next door, it’s easy to see why HomeViews reviewers are happy here…
“I have moved to London and immediately felt comfortable and at home within this flat. Parks, supermarkets, the Uni and two train stations are really close and it does not take long to get to the inner city.” – Anna, tenant
“The location is perfect – the flats are just a few seconds away from the train station which is extremely convenient for travelling to London. There are numerous bars, shops and restaurant nearby which is great!” – Dalia, tenant
“Brilliantly located on top of the station making it easy to get around London and to the countryside.” – Matthew, tenant
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Wood’s Road, SE15
Development profile: Wood’s Road is brilliant if you want to be in the heart of the action. This spotless new-build is in the middle of trendy Peckham, with a triple whammy of bars and restaurants, green space and stations within walking distance. Its average location score is 4.80.
“Great location. Peckham is great fun! Good restaurants locally, very close to both overground stations. Nice community. Available parking. Next to green space in Cossall Park.” – Anonymous owner
“The development is wonderful, quiet and secluded whilst being in a great location a stone throw from Queens Road Peckham. We’ve made a lot friends among our neighbours and absolutely love it here.” – Anonymous owner
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Development profile: Another Berkeley Homes’ entry, Riverlight has an average location score of 4.78. It’s in South London’s blossoming Nine Elms district, a colossal regeneration zone that’s welcoming new transport links, parks, river paths and entertainment.
“Close to central London and good Waitrose nearby. Will be good when the new tube station opens nearby.” – Anonymous visitor
“Great location on the riverfront. Values holding up well. One of the best new developments in London. Distinctive, iconic architecture. Area is transforming with new shops and development, Waitrose opposite is superb.” – Anonymous tenant
“Fantastic location, walking distance to Vauxhall, Battersea Park and Power station. Concierge helpful. Post room fairly organised. Sainsbury and bars/restaurants onsite. Supermarkets 5 min drive away. Nearest street parking about 3 min walk away. Very good travel links.” – Anonymous tenant
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Fizzy Hayes, UB3
Development profile: Another Fizzy Living property that gets rave reviews for location – this one’s got an average score of 4.73 and, like its Epsom sibling, it also bagged a 2018 Location Award of Excellence. It’s got a bit of a claim to fame, too – Channel 4 chose Fizzy Hayes as its location for hit TV show, The Circle, which saw contestants moving into the development for a month.
“I like the location of the building which I find quiet and peaceful also like the fact that it’s close to the station, town centre and local school.” – Ade Oyemade, tenant
“Perfect location and great roof garden. Handy for London.” – Mairead, The Circle contestant
“Travel is so easy – I’m only a few minutes’ walk away from Hayes & Harlington Station which gets me to Central London in no time. Best place I have ever rented from! Definitely recommend.” – H Zhang, tenant
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