I'm new here so thank you in advance for your thoughts and help!
We are returning to the UK after several years in Bangkok and are relocating to SW London. We're a family of four with kids who'll be 11 and 13 next summer when we get back. We also have two lovely Thai rescue dogs
We're selling our house in Hampshire and will be buying in SW London depending on school places-the children will be going to Independent schools (at least initially) as school places seem a total nightmare esp when not in situ to apply!!!
We're considering a few areas; Twickenham/Strawberry Hill/St Margaret's, Surbiton and also, latterly, the Dover House Rd Conservation Area in Wandsworth which is close to (wealthier, lol) friends.
Does anyone know anything about Dover House area? Is it safe for 11-13 yr olds to ride bikes, walk home from the park and school bus stops etc? Is ASB common? It looks like a real community, is it? It looks close to green spaces which is very important to us with kids and dogs
Any info much appreciated as in this area we could get a house in the other areas it might be a house but likely to be a garden maisonette or mansion flat. Our budget is approximately £685,000.
Any thoughts on the other areas I mentioned?
Thanks again, this is invaluable when we can't return to look at areas on the ground as Thailand is red listed and also suffering a very slowly receding third wave of Covid. Looking forward to receiving your replies