Are you thinking about moving to Chiswick? There are a number of properties for sale in Chiswick from 3 bedroom terraces located just off the high road to detached 5 bedroom properties in leafy Bedford Park and gorgeous river facing homes.
In this blog, we outline areas you should consider when thinking about moving to Chiswick.
Central Chiswick, the roads which run off of the High Road, is perfect for access to the local shops, restaurants, cafes and fitness studios. The real beauty of these residential roads is that though you’re right in the heart of W4 and are just moments from the thriving and busy centre, there is quietness and tranquillity.
The majority of these residential roads, such as Cranbrook Road and Balfern Grove are not worth driving down unless you live there or are visiting so there is limited through traffic. Treelined Cranbrook Road has a popular new café at the Chiswick High Road end, Parlé Pantry and Sipsmith micro distillery at the other, nearer Chiswick Lane.
The houses on Cranbrook Road, have often had an extension to the rear to make the most of the living space whilst retaining a good size garden, and the loft space is usually also converted or, due to the precedent on the road, it is possible to convert the loft.
Nearby homes such as those on Balfern Grove are a similar style of property and will also have the possibility to extend upwards and outwards, in many cases the property will also have beautiful period features.
The Glebe Estate
The streets which run between Devonshire Road, Duke Road, Fraser Street and Glebe Street make the area known as the Glebe Estate. These charming Victorian cottages are popular amongst families and professionals thinking of living in the Glebe Estate.
Devonshire Road is to the East of the estate and is a popular local shopping street with several independent shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants including La Trompette.
The Glebe Estate is an ideal place for families to live, especially due to the schools nearby. St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, The William Hogarth School and Devonshire Day Nursery are all located in the area – the two primary schools on Duke Road and the nursery on Bennett Street.
The prestigious Bedford Park area is located to the north of Turnham Green Terrace and the underground station. This collection of leafy residential roads is a conservation area known for the impressive architecture and traditional white fencing.
Houses in Bedford Park seldom come to the market and there’s often fierce competition to secure the most desirable homes.
Learn more about Bedford Park in our blog post dedicated to the living in Bedford Park.
Bedford Park borders
The roads surrounding Bedford Park are known as the Bedford Park borders and many houses have similar characteristics though they were typically built after those in Bedford Park.
Benefitting from the best of both worlds; being outside the conservation area gives homeowners more freedom to modernise the property and potentially extend in ways not permitted within Bedford Park whilst being located on quiet, leafy roads close to the amenities, schools and transport connections.
The Gunnersbury area is located to the western end of Chiswick High Road and includes the roads running between the High Road and Wellesley Road as well as roads such as Silver Crescent which is opposite Gunnersbury Station.
Local residents have access to a parade of shops including a small supermarket and of course Gunnersbury Station offers both London Underground and London Overground services.
Houses in the Gunnersbury area often enjoy generous gardens, and many enjoy period features. Gunnersbury is conveniently located for access to the A4 and M4 motorway both of which are just a few minutes away.
Learn more about Gunnersbury in our blog post dedicated to the living in Gunnersbury.
Chiswick Mall is a short exclusive stretch which runs along the River Thames, these stunning river homes enjoy direct river views to the front and sizeable gardens to the rear, many also enjoy gardens on the river bank. Unsurprisingly, these houses rarely become available to buy.
Millers Court, which is located off of Chiswick Mall is a small development built in 1970 which offers a quiet community setting with off street parking and access to a well-maintained riverside garden.
Due to a nearby underpass, Stamford Brook Underground Station is around 10 minutes’ walk away, the A4 and M4 are nearby for journeys by car.
Learn more about Chiswick Mall in our blog post dedicated to the living in Chiswick Mall.
The Chiswick Riverside area stretches from Chiswick Mall around to Strand-On-The-Green. There are many popular developments along the river including Thames Crescent, Corney Reach and further along between Chiswick Bridge and Kew Bridge are Chiswick Quay and Chiswick Staithe.
Being located by the river there are several rowing clubs in the area. There are also excellent sporting facilities including Dukes Meadows, King’s House Sports and Club House, Virgin’s Riverside Club and Roko Gym. For Children there is an abundance of activities run locally and the adventure playground and splash park at Dukes Meadows are particularly popular in the summer months.
Grove Park is an incredibly popular place to live and an area where buyers will find a wide selection of houses for sale. The majority of the properties in Grove Park are period and boast beautiful architecture and features. There are more modern additions such as the houses in Fitzroy Crescent on Staveley Road near Chiswick House and Gardens.
Families are particularly drawn Grove Park for the excellent schools, convenient transport connections and green spaces. Grove Park Primary School is a highly regarded school. Local independent schools include The Falcons Pre Preparatory School for Boys.
Beautiful Chiswick House and Gardens, Lord Burlington’s 18th century villa and 65 acres of gardens, is in Grove Park and can be readily enjoyed by local residents. For commuting into the city Chiswick Mainline station offers regular direct services. By car the A4 and M4 motorway is nearby, Heathrow airport is around 20 minutes’ drive from Grove Park.
Learn more about the area in our blog post dedicated to living in Grove Park.
Strand on the Green
Strand on the Green is a small residential area by the river near Kew Bridge where buyers can find houses for sale on quiet roads just a stone’s throw from the river. Houses for sale in Strand on the Green rarely become available to buy and are snapped up quickly by eager buyers who are keen to live in the area.
The schools available to families in the area are some of the best in W4 including Strand on the Green Infant and Nursery School. Families are also able to readily access the popular schools in Kew. Kew Botanical Gardens are also just over nearby Kew Bridge. The area is particularly well known and famed for its riverside pubs including the Bell & Crown.
Learn more about the area in our blog post dedicated to living in Strand on the Green.