Recently moved from Clapham Junction to Ewell Village...we're very happy here...it was a great move for us but totally depends what you want! I used the school checker site "Locrating" to filter places out.
Travel cost has doubled...annual ticket is £2400 (z1-6)...no comparison for us though as a detached house here is 650-750k, we would have needed millions to afford the same thing in Clapham!
Ewell Village is a conservation area so leafy green with some v old historic parts... the London Loop footpath goes from the village through Hogsmill nature reserve onto Horton Country Park...fab for joggers/bikers.
Top 10% state schools...neighbours' children go to mix of Glyn, Rosebery, Wallace Fields and Ewell House Grove Infants (which is turning into a Junior School). There's Ewell Castle in the village for private & Epsom College nearby if your're £££... the village is also in the catchment for the Sutton Grammers (if your child is a genius)
Don't go expecting Trotters or JoJo Ma Maman Bebe and the like though... they've not got here.....yet
Hoping crossrail 2 happens too as Ewell West station is currently on the plan...years away though!