Every parent has different opinions on where their children should be raised, but there are a few features that are universally required for families in search of a new home. When buying or renting a property, families have one main thing on their minds: schools. If you have kids or are planning to have them in the near future, you want to ensure that you are within easy reach of a school, preferably one with a great reputation.
However, schools are not the only concern. Parks, playgrounds, cafes, cycle paths, cinemas and other child-friendly areas and attractions are also appealing for families who are looking for a new home. Here are just a few of the best areas in and around London to raise a family.
- Tunbridge Wells, Kent. A popular location for London commuters, Kent is the perfect place for families with young children. With some of the UK’s most beautiful parks to walk in and activities such as boating and ice skating close to domestic areas, it’s a great place to live and grow up. One of the best things is that the schools within the town are highly regarded.
- Hampstead, North West London. This area has one of the UK’s highest concentrations of schools, with children also catered to out of school hours. Hampstead also boasts abundant lidos, museums, parks, libraries and frequent fun fairs.
- Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent. Newly built in 1989, this town is the envy of many communities. Equipped with a network of safe cycling paths, high-achieving schools and affordable homes, it’s the perfect child-friendly environment.
- Brook Green, London. Brook Green has excellent schools, close proximity to the River Thames, and quiet, peaceful streets lined with stunning Edwardian and Victorian properties.
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