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Living in London: A Guide to Chiswick

by 28. July 2015 10:25

Named in 2013 as one of the top five places to live in London, Chiswick is particularly popular with families. Situated in the Borough of Hounslow, one of the main advantages of Chiswick is its peaceful atmosphere. Residents here can take full advantage of living in this thriving capital city, while enjoying the quiet of this leafy district.

If you are considering moving to the capital or would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of central London, consider Chiswick for a more relaxed way of life.

Property Choices

Chiswick may once have been a modest fishing village surrounded by agriculture, but it has become a popular and wealthy area. This is particularly evident in the district's property. You will find a diverse style of houses and apartments here, including large Victorian and Edwardian houses with period features, Georgian homes nestled along the banks of the river and modern luxurious flats.

This district commands a higher property price than others, so be realistic about what you can afford. Currently, the average property price in Chiswick crosses the £1million threshold, so you will probably need a generous pay packet to live here. To help you find the perfect property, choose an estate agent with local knowledge of Chiswick, such as Featherstone Leigh.

Terrific Transport

Chiswick has fantastic public transport, with two tube stations serving the area – Chiswick Park is on the District Line, while Turnham Green has both the Piccadilly and District Line. Depending on your destination, a tube to central London can take as little as 20 minutes, making Chiswick a commuter's paradise.

There are also rail services, 24 hour buses and easy cycle routes, as well as quick access to the M4 meaning it only takes 20 minutes to get to Heathrow Airport – perfect for  international business trips.

Fine Education

As Chiswick is so popular with families, many people moving to the area are naturally concerned with the quality of local education. The primary schools here are high achieving and as such, are widely regarded as some of the best in West London. Similarly, the secondary schools here have very strong reputations.

Whether you would like to send your children to a state or private school, there are a number of excellent education establishments. To help you decide, browse this comprehensive list of Chiswick's schools.

Things to Do

While a safe and quiet district, Chiswick also offers an array of things to do. Meet with friends and take a stroll along Chiswick High Road to find a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. Alternatively, you could enjoy a relaxed afternoon with the kids at the Royal Botanic Gardens or visit the historical Chiswick House and Gardens. Or if you prefer to shop, Chiswick has a number of charming independent stores and a farmers market.

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