Richmond property – the inside track
19 June 2012
"Richmond has long been the favoured residence of royalty, courtiers and the fashionably wealthy."
Patrick Glynn-Jones, Savills Richmond
COMMUTER FACTS Regular trains take approximately 20 minutes to Waterloo.
LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS Richmond's great glories include the view from the crest of Richmond Hill, the former Royal hunting ground Richmond Park, tranquil Petersham Meadows and The Green, an elegant lawn fringed with fine houses in the town centre.
PRIME ADDRESSES Period properties on Richmond Hill and its adjoining roads, with access to that famous view, can fetch well into the millions, while Rosemont Road is a peaceful no-through road with a distinct community spirit. Montague Road is a street of handsome Victorian villas and townhouses, while the parkside location of Queen's Road is similarly popular. The Green's superb range of 17th, 18th and 19th century houses represent some of Richmond's finest residential homes and, further afield, Petersham's collection of Georgian mansions and cottages are hard to resist. The Printworks, a new development of apartments and houses by The Green in the heart of the town is well worth considering.
THE INSIDE TRACK… "Richmond's buyers tend to be families either moving within the area or coming from central London and the town's lively selection of shops and restaurants offers much to attract the urban professional too. An area to watch is East Twickenham: just across Richmond Bridge, it is closer to Richmond town centre than many more established addresses on Richmond Hill yet prices are still lower than in Richmond itself."