Feedback on New Malden and Motspur Park

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cathymum123 Mon 05-Aug-13 13:49:06

We are looking at moving to New Malden or Motspur Park. Any streets you would recommend? Any feedback, pros and cons from those living there?

kingstoncherry Mon 05-Aug-13 22:39:32

Hi cathymum123

Good luck with your move, I'm afraid I don't have any personal experience of New Malden or Motspur Park but I'm sure our members will be able to help!

Editor, MN Local Kingston

Samnella Tue 27-Aug-13 18:25:05

I know MP well. It's a very nice area - I can't think of any streets in particular as they are all good. I would be guided by which school you want if that's on the agenda. MP doesn't have a specific school so people tend to go to various schools. Last year was mostly Burlington and Green Lane I believe. Both are Kingston Borough. The two nearest schools are Catholic which may be OK for you. After that its West Wimbledon that has an outstanding ofsted but a tiny catchment.

NM is also nice and has better secondary schools (coombe girls highly desirable, Coombe boys getting better), The secondary for MP is Raynes Park High which is a bit ahem at the moment but has a new head so should look up. Coombe Boys is actually in MP I think. There is more shops in NM if that's a consideration as well as the swimming pool but there is a lovely park in MP.

I live in Raynes Park but used to live in MP so please ask if you have any questions.

tashka Fri 27-Sep-13 15:19:42

Hi, I am also thinking of these areas, I am currently torn between
1 - the area to the west of Wimbledon Chase station (not sure if it has a local name? I mean those street with almost identical brick houses near the station)
2 - around Raynes Park station (those houses in the grid)
3 - around Motspur Park station (feels like the street from Wimbledon side of the railway are a bit nicer, is this right?)
4 - the streets around "The Green" at edge of the Groves in New Malden.

I have visited the area a number of times, but still can't really decide which area to concentrate on...

The budget is around £400K for a 3-bed house (don't mind if it needs renovation), so those streets are the only ones where at least some properties in my price range appear sometimes.

Samnella - you lived in both Raynes Park and Motspur Park, would you be able to compare between the two?

thanks so much to everyone for any advice!

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