Moving Area in London

Now, more than ever, people are moving further a field and discovering new areas to live, in and outside of London. But how do you choose? Which area of London would suit you best? Finding out about local amenities, transport connections and property prices are all important and help to form an understanding of the place you might be moving to. In this post we investigate the best resources to use when investigating a new community.

Where to start?

When researching a new area the most beneficial thing to do is head out there to explore.  Take a walk along the local high street, discover the parklands and check out the transport links to get a real feel for it. If locality is key then Walk Score could really help. This clever site gives you information based on how far away your local amenities are and whether or when you would need a car.

Moving to a new area may well have an impact on your home, contents and car insurance premiums. You can easily obtain quotes from comparison sites and this will also be a good indicator of the safety in the areas you are looking at.  

Check the Amenities

If making a trip out there isn’t an option then CheckMyStreet is the next best thing. It is a fantastic tool for checking the amenities in a new place with information on local retail and hospitality as well as transport links and broadband speed. The site allows you to check how far you are from your nearest bus stop or train station to help plot your new commute.

Google Maps is also a handy tool for a quick overview of the local area. Check the number of parks and recreation grounds you have around your new home as well as the sports and leisure facilities on offer.

If schooling is a top priority for you and your family, Locrating is a great resource offering an summary of schools in your chosen area. There you will find up to date admissions data and a real time catchment area checker allowing you to make an informed choice on all the schools within your new community.

Past property prices and local rental costs can also be a big indication of the new location. You can easily get historic sales data on Zoopla as well as current market activity based on your preferred postcode.

Wherever you choose to move our expert teams at Edwards Removals are here to help. Call us today on 020 3124 1839