Live the Chiswick life
Welcoming, prosperous and full of energy, buying a new home in Chiswick is a ticket to a wonderful way of life. And what better way to start your new life than by enjoying the most cost-effective, stress-free move possible? That’s what you get when you sign up for offers such as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme, where you could get a new home with only a 5% deposit and 55% mortgage.
Things to see and do in Chiswick
There’s great access to open spaces and parkland in the local area, including Chiswick Common, Turnham Green and Chiswick House and Gardens. The latter is home to one of the local area’s many festivals and fair, with Bedford Park Festival also among the annual highlights. Arts and crafts, summer fetes - you’ll find all sorts happening, which is why this area is popular with families.
The Dukes Meadows riverside park is an excellent feature to the south of town, while Kew Gardens and Richmond Park are just across the river. Back on the north bank are Gunnersbury Park and Ravenscourt Park, while Wormwood Scrubs and Acton Park are also nearby. Kids’ attractions close to town include the Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park.
If your little ones need to earn their trip to the trampoline park, they can do so at one of Chiswick’s numerous excellent schools. Belmont Primary is just off Chiswick High Road and rated as outstanding by Ofsted, along with other local options Grove Park Primary and Strand-on-the-Green Infant and Nursery School.
For older children, Chiswick School is a good mixed secondary where kids aged 11 to 18 can attend. The suburb is also catered for by Twyford Church of England High School, which is in neighbouring Acton.
Chiswick transport links
This area has superb transport links, thanks to a clutch of bus routes and local rail stations. Chiswick station just off Burlington Road provides South Western Railway services, while Chiswick Park is an Underground station on the Tube’s District line. This allows you direct access to central spots such as Victoria, Westminster, Temple and Tower Hill, while you can also find Overground services in neighbouring Gunnersbury.
The Chiswick property scene
From grand Georgian homes to large Victorian terraces and detached Twenties and Thirties houses, there’s a good selection of property in Chiswick. It doesn’t come cheap though, with prices around 50% higher than the London average.
If this means the area is a little too expensive, neighbouring spots such as Acton and Hounslow’s Alexandra Road could be great options with more affordable modern apartments. Wherever you decide on, don’t miss incentives such as our Movemaker scheme to extract the best value possible out of your move.
Help to Buy Chiswich
In Chiswich you can take advantage of Help to Buy London if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy London page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.