Live the Merton life
A charming part of London with some fantastic property and swathes of beautiful green spaces to enjoy, it’s little wonder you’re thinking of moving to Merton. Especially when you take into account offers such as our Movemaker scheme, where we could take all the hassle out of selling your existing home and save you thousands in estate agents’ fees to boot.
Things to see and do in Merton
From boots to tennis shoes, Merton is home to the world’s most famous racket sports club. The Championships at Wimbledon is a highlight of the British sporting calendar, and makes for a wonderful day out, whether you have tickets for a show court or you’re soaking up the atmosphere on Henman Hill.
The Wimbledon and Putney Commons are another incredible feature of the local area, giving you the chance to lose yourself in nature on relaxing walks with the family. With Mitcham Common on the other side of the borough, as well as spots like Watermeads Nature Reserve, Cannon Hill Common and the riverside Ravensbury Park, don’t miss the 50-hectare Morden Hall Park too.
This is a great area to live if you have kids, thanks to an array of excellent local schools. Dundonald Primary, St Mary’s Catholic Primary, Holy Trinity CofE and Bishop Gilpin CofE are four primary schools rated as outstanding by Ofsted serving Wimbledon alone.
Merton Park Primary and Singlegate Primary are further options for younger children which are in the education board’s top bracket. The same top billing applies to secondaries such as Harris Academy Morden, Merton Park’s Rutlish School and Ricards Lodge High just to the north of Wimbledon.
Merton transport links
Two London Underground lines pass through Merton, with the north of the borough served by the District line at Wimbledon Park station. The Northern line passes through the heart of the borough, stopping at Colliers Wood and South Wimbledon before terminating at Morden.
There’s also a strong selection of train stations across the area, while the M25 passes less than 10 miles south of the borough’s border. What’s more, two major airports in Heathrow and Gatwick are both close by for holidays abroad or regular business trips.
The Merton property scene
Despite being a hugely desirable place to live, Merton’s average house price is similar to the London average. This is due to its location towards the outskirts of Greater London, although this could be a major factor in your own desire to live in the borough.
Whether you’re after a Victorian terrace in Wimbledon, a Thirties semi in Morden or a New Mill Quarter apartment just over the border with Sutton in Wallington, don’t miss home-buying schemes like the Government’s London Help to Buy initiative for support with your move.