5 best places to live in Sutton

It’s right out at the southern extreme of London, but don’t let that fool you; Sutton is no one-horse town. This rather charming outer borough has plenty to offer, from great schools to a thriving cultural scene. To find out the 5 best places to live in Sutton, we turn to HomeViews reviewers for their unique insights into the best new homes in the area.

Where is Sutton?

Sutton is one of the southwest outer London boroughs that’s almost venturing into Surrey. With Mitcham to the north, Croydon to the east and Epsom to the west, it’s nestled into some prime south London real estate.

Living in Sutton – What can you expect?

Sutton’s main strength is that it gives a balance of rural and city living benefits. If you want to have the perks of a London lifestyle, but in a more peaceful setting, Sutton delivers.

Firstly, there are excellent transport links into central London. You can be right in the heart of the capital in under half an hour by train. Plus, there’s no shortage of bus routes to nearby Wimbledon, Croydon and Kingston.

As for what’s on your doorstep, Sutton is well supplied with green spaces. It has an abundance of excellent parks, including Manor Park, Cheam Park, and Overton Park and Recreation Ground. There’s also the famous Nonsuch Park, the beautiful surviving remnants of Henry VIII’s former palace.

Another favourite family outing spot is the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo. This is the fascinating Anglo-Saxon royal burial site that was the inspiration for the recent Carrie Mulligan/Ralph Fiennes film The Dig.

Alongside all this natural and historical beauty, Sutton also has many of the best schooling options in the country. It is also routinely ranked among the lowest crime rate boroughs in London each year. This is why Sutton was named the best place in London for families to move to in 2020.

Average property prices in Sutton

Another big draw for living in Sutton is its relative affordability. Over the past 12 months, the average sales price for property in Sutton was around £480,000, with flats usually going for about £300,000. Even though this represents an average price bump of about 10% compared to 2019, these remain attractive price points.

For renting in Sutton, expect to pay about £350 per week. This is a massive 35% lower than the London rental average.

5 best places to live in Sutton

Now it’s time to take a closer look at some of the best-ranked property developments in Sutton. As always, our rankings are determined entirely on the scores given by the resident reviewers.

If there are any developments that catch your eye, just click for more details. This will take you to its dedicated page, where you can find all the submitted reviews and scores.

At the top of the list for Sutton is The Lavenders, by Clarion Housing. Just 30-minutes from London Victoria, the development features 1-2-bedroom apartments as well as 3-bedroom townhouses. Residents say that the development is warm and inviting but with a modern feel. It’s also conveniently close to the River Wandle and nearby green spaces such as Beddington Park.

Read reviews and details of The Lavenders, SM5

4.34 (32 reviews)
4.34 (32 reviews)

At number two we have The Well House, an INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence, managed by Greystar, which features a range of pet-friendly apartments and penthouses described by residents as spacious, well-appointed and intelligently designed. Residents also have access to an array of facilities including a concierge, gardens, resident lounges, a private dining room and an on-site gym. The development itself is a two-minute walk to Sutton station with quick links via Thameslink and Southern rail services into Central London.

Read reviews and details of The Well House, SM1

Next is the Old Gas Works, a Linden Homes development with 186 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The development is situated right on Sutton High Street, giving easy access to local amenities such as Sainsbury’s, Asda and various pubs and cafes. It’s also only a 10-minute walk from both Sutton and West Sutton stations.

Read reviews and details of Old Gas Works, SM1

2.61 (13 reviews)
2.61 (13 reviews)

In at number four is Northumberland House, a Dstrkt development offered just 128 one and two-bedroom apartments. Residents find the location to be very convenient, as it’s just a 3-minute walk from Sutton Station and only a few minutes’ further on there’s the heart of Sutton town to investigate.

Read reviews and details of Northumberland House, SM2

2.93 (6 reviews)
2.93 (6 reviews)

Finally, we have L&Q’s ‘Seventeen’ development at number five. This is a mixed tenure scheme, with L&Q operating 68 Built to Rent units and 28 shared ownership units. Again, Sutton Station is only a few minutes’ walk away, as Seventeen is ideally located in central Sutton.

Read reviews and details of Seventeen, SM1

Hopefully our list can serve as a good starting point for your exploration of Sutton. If you need to know more, click the link for our dedicated guide. Here you’ll discover what this south London borough is all about.

Sutton is a hugely popular commuter spot for young families seeking more space outside central London areas. Excellent schools add to its appeal, alongside plenty of open green spaces and good value homes. The town of Sutton offers a great selection of family homes, Read more about Sutton

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