5 best places to live in Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames offers a very popular mix of convenience and space to breathe. But where are the best places to live in Kingston upon Thames? We ask the people who live there to give us an insider’s opinion.

Living in Kingston upon Thames

From quiet market town to one of the most sought-after boroughs in London, Kingston upon Thames has plenty to offer. Its main attraction is that it has an abundance of green space without sacrificing the conveniences of London living. Of course, the easy access to riverside walks and café culture has plenty of appeal as well.

Overall, living in Kingston upon Thames offers all the hallmarks of city living, without having to head into the capital. The borough is well supplied with excellent schools, retail and dining options, and access to the great outdoors. And, if you need a bigger dose of excitement, central London is within easy reach.

What Zone is Kingston upon Thames?

Once a part of Surrey, Kingston upon Thames is in the south-westerly part of Greater London, and is part of Zone 6. As well as the Underground, this area is also well served with TfL bus routes and various riverbus crossings. You can also be in Waterloo within 30 minutes by train via Shepperton and Strawberry Hill.

Average property prices in Kingston upon Thames

While Kingston upon Thames property can be expensive, there are still good options to be had on a budget. Over the last 12 months, Kingston upon Thames properties sold for an average of around £760,000. However, most properties sold here were flats, at an average of about £430,000.

If you want more of a grand detached Kingston upon Thames property with river views and all the trimmings, expect prices to be around the £1.2-£1.5 million mark.

If you’re looking to rent, there are plenty of excellent options to be found here. The Kingston upon Thames average rental price is £365 per week, a full 35% lower than the London-wide average.

5 best places to live in Kingston upon Thames

Keen to start your search for a Kingston upon Thames home to call your own? Start off by seeing what our HomeViews resident reviewers think. The following list contains the 5 property developments that they think are the very best that Kingston upon Thames has to offer.

Emerald Gardens by Taylor Wimpey is our reviewers’ number one development in Kingston upon Thames. Comprising 170 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, this development is located only moments away from the River Thames, and less than a 20-minute walk away from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Residents love the easy access to some of London’s most beautiful spots, and have plenty of praise for the development’s design and management team.

Read reviews and details of Emerald Gardens, TW9

Next we have Sandy Lane, a residential development by Linden Homes with 198 units in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. This development is a little more secluded, as it is adjacent to Hampton Court Park. However, it is only an 8-minute walk away from Hampton Wick Station, which has links to SouthWestern Railway services.

Read reviews and details of Sandy Lane, TW11

Brewery Wharf by St James is a mixed-use scheme, which features 110 residential units alongside various restaurants, a courtyard as well as a community building. The development is a 3-minute walk away from Twickenham Station with links to SouthWestern Railway services and connections into London Waterloo.

Read reviews and details of Brewery Wharf, TW1

Further South is Twickenham Gateway, a development by Solum with a collection of one, two and three-bedroom new homes. Residents have immediate access to Twickenham Station with its variety of useful transport links, as well as easy access to Twickenham proper. There’s also plenty of amenities close by in the public plaza which has shops, a convenience store and a cafe.

Read reviews and details of Twickenham Gateway, TW1

Though it may sound like a pub, the Star and Garter is actually a residential development by London Square. Residents here say they love the “hotel-like” facilities, including the communal gardens and leisure suite, which contains a pool, jacuzzi, gym and sunroom. For transport links, Richmond Station is around a 20-minute walk away, offering connections to the Overground, SouthWestern Railways as well as District line services into Central London.

Read reviews and details of The Star and Garter, TW10

Looking for more detail and inspiration on places to buy or rent in the area? Our Kingston upon Thames area guide can help.

Stunning architecture, riverside dining, and one of London’s best shopping scenes – it’s yours for the taking in Kingston, a leafy area in the city’s south-west. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Kingston. In addition, read reviews Read more about Kingston Upon Thames

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