Quality of life in Richmond surpasses all other boroughs

Surveys conducted in recent years have revealed residents of Richmond Upon Thames to be amongst the happiest in the UK. Richmond is the only London borough which is located on both sides of the River Thames, and has long been a highly sought after location for homebuyers, investors and property developers. Richmond stands apart from many other river neighbourhoods due to its abundance of open green spaces and parks, which comprise a large part of the borough. It boasts over 100 parks and open spaces including Kew Gardens, Bushy Park and Hampton Court Park and has 21 miles of river frontage. Additionally, there are 140 hectares within the borough that are designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.

As a result of its commitment to preserving the natural beauty of its landscape, the rear of many homes and buildings in Richmond look out on green open spaces. Richmond Park is the largest of all the royal parks and boasts an area three times larger than New York’s Central Park. The borough is famed for its capacity to offer an exceptional outdoor experience and first class facilities and is a desirable location for families of all sizes. The idyllic river walk leads naturally to market areas which makes the area extremely attractive to investors.

There are further aspects that contribute to Richmond’s residential appeal, including low crime rates and a vast selection of high end restaurants and retail establishments. Richmond is connected to Central London by the National Rail service of South West Trains. The borough and Kew Gardens are also served by the Underground’s District line, along with London Overground trains on the North London Line, providing a convenient city commute for professionals.

Richmond is twinned with two European towns along with its Virginian namesake in the United States. The predominant use of land after the parks is that of residential and business. Within the boundaries of the borough are several property and retail developments and according to research by major mortgage lenders the borough offers the best quality of life in London and boasts placement in the top quarter of authorities nationwide.

Richmond offers the perfect opportunity for lucrative property investment. The area is welcoming an influx of high-earning professionals looking to rent in affluent areas rather than buy. We offer quality investor services and can help you find the ideal property investment in Richmond Upon Thames.