Your Move Sutton Local Area Guide
How is the Sutton property market performing?
Average property price in Sutton
Why move to Sutton?
First mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086, Sutton has come a long way since! Sutton is now known for being a fantastic commuter town with direct links into the city as well as being very well connected for the M25 and A3. Sutton is sandwiched between Wimbledon, Kingston Upon Thames and Croydon and attracts people from all walks of life.
Cheaper than other local towns such as Surbiton, Kingston, and Wimbledon, Sutton offers affordable options to both families and first time buyers alike. The market is extremely busy as young families battle for houses in an area very well known for it's schooling. Buy to let investors compete highly with first time buyers for it's fantastic choice of apartments. Prices on average for a one bedroom apartment will cost you around £250,000 and a three bedroom family home will set you back between £450,000 - £650,000.
Sutton really does appeal to people of all age groups. With it's great transport links young professionals find the choice of three mainline stations a huge attraction as well as the local restaurants and nightlife. Families are drawn to the area with some of the best performing schools in the country. There is a good selection of retirement developments suited for the elderly. Resident homeowners tend to stay in the borough sometimes starting as a first time buyer and progressing to larger homes when they have families.
Sutton is also known as one of London's greenest boroughs with a fantastic choice of local parks and tree lined roads. Sutton has also been used for filming in programmes and films such as Phoneshop, Mr Bean, and the film, Black Sea, starring Jude Law. The Rolling Stones were talent spotted in Sutton back in 1963. Sutton is also very proud to be the home of the Royal Marsden hospital and the Institute of Cancer research.
The Manager of Your Move Sutton office, Phil Gulvin, says "Sutton is a wonderful place to live. Having lived in Sutton for over 20 years, I can say it really ticks all the boxes. Whatever you want from a town, good pubs, shops, delicatessans, bakers, and schools - Sutton really has it all".
As a popular residential area, there is a range of property types in Sutton. With a wealth of purpose built developments and conversions. There is also a good selection of post war houses and older period homes in North Sutton around the conservation area and Sutton Garden Suburb. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of contemporary developments, such as Sutton Point which will also transform Sutton with improved shopping and restaurant options, as well as further new developments due.
Most of the houses and flats in the area were built by the Victorians and Edwardians, although post Second World War there was intensive building in South Sutton with properties dating from the 1960's offering apartments as well as townhouses.
Among the most sought-after addresses in Sutton are around Heath Drive where a selection of highly desirable homes can range from £1,000,000 to £3,000,000 with extensive grounds and, in some cases, tennis courts and swimming pools.
The Sutton branch covers a wide range of areas including Sutton, Belmont, Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Banstead, North Cheam, Stonecot Hill, Morden, Stoneleigh, Ewell, and Worcester Park.
The Sutton area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques. These include Tesco, Marks & Spencer’s, Morrisons and Asda for weekly grocery shopping. Suttons Newtown offers local ale pubs as well as a deli and local bakery, and Belmont Village also has a local butchers. Sutton High Street offers all of these as well of course including the likes of Primark, Flannels, and Wendy's to name a few. Sutton is expecting further shops and restaurants to arrive in the coming years. Sutton High street also offers local farmers markets as well as German and French craft markets on a regular basis.
Sports and leisure
Sutton offers a great selection of culture and leisure including the Sound Lounge for live music and the planned Cultural hub to open in 2023 offering performing arts, theatre and cinema as well as the library and art gallery. Westcroft leisure centre has been refurbished offering swimming for all ages and other sporting options. Sutton United football club currently in League Two offers entertainment for football fans and there are local tennis and cricket clubs as well.
With direct rail links to Clapham, Victoria, London Bridge and St Pancras International, Sutton offers fantastic transport options including good links to the M25 and A3. Sutton is known for it's local parks offering a relaxing place to visit for a coffee or to entertain the children in the numerous playgrounds.