Things you should know when moving to Richmond

It can be confusing deciding where in London you want to live, and of course we think Richmond will always be the best choice.  However, just in case you’re still undecided…

1. Choose an agent familiar with the location
Finding a reliable estate agent can also be daunting, especially when there are so many to choose from. Start by selecting an agent who is familiar with the area and are able to offer valuable insights into the property market.

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2. Richmond’s draw
Richmond is located in southwest London around 13.2 km (8.2 miles) from Charing Cross which is an easy and fast commute into central London. It is also one of the most beautiful and renown areas around the city. There are stunning walks and cycle paths to take and explore within Richmond Park including boat rides on the Thames. Richmond is ideal location for culture and gourmet dining and a family-friendly place to live with delightful shopping areas and superb schools.

3. Know your budget
Richmond is an area which can be a little expensive depending on the location. Although many people like the idea of living in Richmond town itself, there are many great towns and villages nearby that may well suit such as St Margaret’s, Teddington, Twickenham, Strawberry Hill and Kew.  You’ll find a large range of different styled properties from large Victorian and terraced houses, to charming cottages and modern new developments.

4. Keep informed locally
One of the best ways to understand and become familiar both with the area, as well as the residents and community is through local websites like Totally Richmond.  Spend some time reading the blog and you’ll get some insight!

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5. Safety
Richmond is more often than not an area with a good quality of life. A reason for this is because it is one of the safest, greenest and most secure boroughs within Greater London to live in, and ranked 15th on the 50 best places to live in the UK. Because there are wonderful scenic public paths and vast natural spaces used by locals including visits to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Richmond Park, they contribute to the general relaxed atmosphere appreciated by visitors and residents.