Things to do
Southfields offers its residents plenty of options for things to do. It sits in the valley of the River Wandle and the combination of green, open spaces alongside high-street shops makes Southfields an attractive place to live. Wimbledon Park hosts a sailing club and offers kayaking facilities as well as a host of land based activities including: archery, climbing, orienteering, golf, crazy golf, horse riding and sand volleyball courts. Southfields also has a local Athletics and Tennis club. Wimbledon Tennis Club (a 10 minute walk from Southfields tube station) brings high volumes of tourists to this area each year, when it hosts the oldest Tennis Tournament in the world, Wimbledon.
The vast Southside Shopping Centre offers a popular range of high-street shops as well as a large choice of places to eat and drink. Restaurants in Southfields range from Thai to Italian, alongside a range of coffee shops and smaller cafes. There are many popular pubs and bars in Southfields, the most notable being the newly refurbished The Old Field’s pub. The Leather Bottle pub, one of Wandsworth’s eldest buildings with its large garden at the rear, is definitely worth a visit! Southfields is also home to Tara Arts, a thriving Asian theatre company. Also of note is the new selection of shops currently under construction on Beaumont Road.
Southfields offers a range of schools for all age groups with the majority ranked between good and outstanding by Ofsted. Townends Estate Agents Southfields have a wide range of properties for sale, have a look via our property search and find your next home in Southfields.
Private Schools in Southfields include: Ibstock Place School.
Transport Links in and around Southfields
Southfields provides a number of public transport options. For those travelling by road there is easy access to the A3 to London and with a regular bus and night bus service to destinations such as Clapham Junction, Putney Bridge, Vauxhall, Wimbledon, Richmond and Tooting.
Travelling via train is also easy from Southfields. Southfields tube station is on the District Line and there is also easy access to Colliers Wood (Northern Line Zone 3), South Wimbledon (Zone 4, Zone 3), Wimbledon (National Rail, Tramlink Zone 3) and Wimbledon Park (District Line Zone 3). You can also reach London Waterloo in 15 minutes.
Who lives in Southfields
Southfields is both a commuter haven and a family friendly residential area; offering something to everyone.
Recent trends in buying in this area have primarily seen interest from first-time buyers, couples and small families. Renters tend to be young professionals rather than students as its proximity to London pushes potential rental prices upwards.
Southfields is located partly in the postcode region of SW18 and SW19. The main residential area is referred to as The Grid; so named as it consists of a series of parallel roads that are crossed at right angles by a series of parallel streets.
The property market in Southfields
The property market in Southfields is currently looking very strong. Property prices have increased by 19% over the past 2 years (higher than the London average) and it also worth noting that UK property prices are set to rise a further 5% in 2017.
Typical houses found in this area are period terraced properties, but there is currently a new development of flats under construction on Beaumont Road.
The average property price for sale is £450,000.
According to Zoopla estimates, in the last 12 months approximately 300 flats, 7 semi-detached houses, 175 terraced houses and 9 detached houses have sold in the Southfields area (as at 27th February 2017).