Moving to West London

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West London is one of the UK’s most desirable areas (and costly) encompassing areas such as Chiswick and Notting Hill made famous by the film of the same name and the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Chiswick is popular with young families and commuters alike. This is due to the wealth of local areas of interest, leisure facilities and great transport links to the city. Chiswick is in the borough of Hounslow and is listed under the postcode of W4. Chiswick borders Acton, Brentford and Hammersmith and the picturesque Kew with its work famous botanical gardens. Chiswick’s close proximity to Central London and the West Country as well as plenty of open green spaces and quality shopping and restaurants, mean that Chiswick is rapidly becoming one of London’s most sought after areas. A short wander down Chiswick high road or a pint in one of the riverside pubs and you are more than likely to catch a glimpse of one of Chiswick’s famous residents who include several East Enders actors, the Colin Firth, Dennis Waterman and Kate Beckinsale and not forgetting the Geordie due ant and Dec.

The 2001 Census recorded the total population of the Borough of Hounslow at 31,409; 10,935 people live in Chiswick Riverside, 10,290 in Chiswick Homefields and 10,184 in Turnham Green.

Travel information

Chiswick has four tube stations, many busses and is about 15 minutes drive from Heathrow Airport. The A406, A4 and M4 all pass through Chiswick.

Property

The most desirable areas include the exclusive Bedford Park and the popular riverside areas of Chiswick Mall and Strand on the Green.
Prices range from around the £250,000 mark for a small one bed apartment to over £1.5 million for a family home. The most expensive Chiswick home was sold recently for £12.5 million.

As a desirable area with some highly rated local schools property prices in and around Chiswick have not been effected to the same extent as most of the rest of the UK with prices remaining fairly steady over the last two years. A quick search for property for sale in Chiswick still shows an active property market with plenty of flats and houses for sale which often don’t stay available for long. Many overseas investors are also showing a lot of interest in buying property in some of West London’s most fashionable areas which is helping to keep prices high.

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