We moved back from NYC to London a few months ago and live in our flat in SW1 at the moment with our nanny and two children. Flat is large enough but we all dream of a house and a garden, so that we can possibly have a dog. Eldest daughter is just over two now and we need to think about pre-schools but also if we want to stay in the area. We would like to buy a house but buying a house that we like in SW1 is despite our high income nearly impossible.
Can anybody recommend a lovely part in SW London Zone 1-2, possibly 3 if there are good transport links to the City that has an excellent school?
Agree with whoever said this post was giving away too much information. But then it's the Internet and the OP could have made it all up. She certainly doesn't have any concerns about it being all over the net.
OP if I were in your shoes I'd opt for Kensington. Have fun ;-)
I would love to be the agency selling either yours or this one as they are so beautiful, I Live in Highbury & islington area its close to the tube, close to upper street where all the foodie places (one of my favorites is Gem their turkish kebabs are wonderful)
the secondary school has recently been completely reformed by a new headmaster who has been getting much better grades and I think recently won an award. so I was thinking for the future that would be a good place . for the moment I've heard some good things about the Ambler primary school, for healthy conscious and size of classes.
if you wanted to look in richmond I'd suggest phoning Dawn from HomeXperts.
we're franchisee's of homexperts and she is one of our best countrywide, I'm sure she'll be happy to talk about the area and suggest a few things.
and if your house is not getting a great deal of viewings perhaps I can take a look and help you?
(yes I know self promotion is bad but if you don't ask you'll never know)
can you stretch to St Johns Wood? Hamilton Terrace type of thing? get more space, detached house for your budget. no sense spending that much cash to get a terrace with small proportions...
there's actually a fantastic house for about £4.5 on Elgin Avenue at teh moment - I always wanted to own it! detatched, beautiful character red brick with large garden (has a banana tree on it). Trouble is whether you want to be the best house on the road or move up to Hamilton and be one of the cheaper houses on a better road.