South Wimbledon areas minsters, poets, South Park. Gardens, Haydon park, poets, battles

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sw19days
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South Wimbledon areas minsters, poets, South Park. Gardens, Haydon park, poets, battles

Postby sw19days » Thu May 20, 2021 9:34 am

Hi there

We currently live in a 2 bed flat in Southfields and since 2020 both started working from home which has made us consider buying a house.

We want to stay as local as possible of Wimbledon and have looked into the South Wimbledon area but want to be north of Kingston road.

The most expensive parts are ministers, South Park gardens.

Then you have places were you get more for your money even though they are across the street like poets, battles, and haydon park road.

Can anyone tell us what makes the difference so big? Is it school catchment area or anything else that makes poets, battles houses less expensive when they are considerably bigger?

We still don’t have family but plan on doing in the next two years so school areas might not be at the top of our minds but we want to be wary of issues.

Is there anything else you can help us to understand the huge differences in what you get for your money in these areas?

Much appreciated!! :)
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Postby sw19days » Thu May 20, 2021 10:05 am

PS. We are looking for a 3 bed house around the £900k mark. The main differences is size as some poets/battles houses are 4 bed and high ceilings whilst the ministers and South Park garden for this budget are smaller and narrower.
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Postby Normandie76 » Mon May 24, 2021 9:47 am

SPG considered slightly more “posh” and slightly nicer streets. Also none of them cut through to Kingston Road like ministers area.

If you’re thinking of local schools try and buy on Effra Road for holy trinity although Pelham in the ministers area is well liked too.

The further you get towards South Wimbledon the less expensive the house.

SPG also has a nice park which the other areas don’t have.

Haydons P rd is over the train line and feels more built up. Also a rat run to Haydons road a very busy road mornings and evenings.

In the end all parts are good but SPG houses just slightly nicer. You only get this feel once you lived here although the moment I walked along SP road I wanted to live on that road. It was relatively quiet, straight into Wimbledon without noisy traffic and houses were interesting design and slightly larger than others, many with bigger gardens than average. They get snapped up quickly. Good luck with the move. It’s a very nice area and super convenient. Lovely community too. You’ll get to know so many people.
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Postby Noles » Mon May 24, 2021 4:35 pm

You are paying for proximity to SPG (admittedly lovely but easily reached from elsewhere) and the town centre. There are some interesting houses on the grid  around HT school but most are a similar size (only 2 natural doubles and a loft). Narrow as you say. As someone who lived there and used the northern line it’s quite a long slog on a cold winter’s night. And getting into HT can be tricky so bear that in mind if you are not COE and a regular church goer. Proximity will be important  in that case. 

The Battles houses are mostly smaller cottages which have been extended. The exception is Hamilton Road which has much bigger houses (all of a different footprint) and you definitely get more for your money. Bear in mind that the High Path estate is being redeveloped and in about 8-10 years will look very different. It’s all being demolished slowly and replaced with a mix of social and private housing. You can find the plans online and see egs of the new buildings down by the recently opened  academy. There are a couple of lovely coffee shops now on Quicks road and of course the recreation ground. But it’s not a Victorian pleasure garden like SPG. 

The poets is quite a distance from town. The road is busy. And Haydon’s road train station will probably become much busier once the football stadium redevelopment has finished. 
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