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    Hi there
    Thinking of making the move from Earlsfield to one of these areas.
    Are there any particularly nice spots/streets to live and any to avoid?
    By nice I guess I mean a bit of a community, reasonably quiet and child friendly, possibly access to a play area/park (but not essential).
    We need to be in the catchment for Howard of Effingham as well as a good primary.
    Will be commuting in to London…
    Thanks! 🙂

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  KSMY.


    Hi Kirsty
    A woman after my own heart! We moved from Earlsfield 12 years ago when my daughter was 6yrs old and we really haven’t looked back.
    We wanted to be within easy access of the A3 as I was working in SW London and driving and my husband driving to Richmond. We settled in Effingham which is a lovely village, with a bakers, 24/7 shop, butchers, coffee shop and a general store selling everything from fuses to bird food!
    For catchment for the Howard you will need to check but Bookham, East Horsley and Effingham should all be in catchment and have good SW Train connections into Waterloo.
    KGV in Effingham and Bookham all have good play areas and is very family friendly.
    I’m very happy to chat to you if you’d like to call and I happy to run my own estate agency, Elizabeth Hunt & Associates
    Good luck with you search and move, Liz



    Howard Effingham catchment area. See link

    Bookham and Effigham are small, friendly communities with a cheaper selection (still nice) of properties and areas, compared to Cobham and East Horsley. I have to say the whole area is very nice (always some bits to avoid but typically in housing the prices generally dictate the better areas.So your budget in relation to what you need as a property will perhaps dictate which areas you focus on.

    Moving out of London (albeit only just in Earlsfield), this area will give you the necessary distance from London living, without making you feel you have moved to the wilds of Alaska!

    The best advice I can give you( because I am an estate agent and know the rules of the journey to move home and areas) is to make with contact with good local estate agents (Neil or Patrick at my Cobham office 01932 860999, Curchods Estate Agents) and get to know them and they you. Let them know all there is to know about your situation,needs,likes dislikes, budget timescales etc. They will make it easy for you. True experts with vast local knowledge and a reputation for outstanding customer service.

    Good luck




    First and foremost, get your priorities straight. If you don’t know what your priorities are, then you are doomed to become a slave to external forces.



    I would think that Earlsfield is one of the nicer areas in London. It is very close to central London, so you can be in the centre of London within 15 minutes. The area is also very safe, and I have never heard any crime reports about it. Also, there are many good schools and colleges nearby. Visit this site To hire writers for educational projects. But If you’re looking for somewhere quieter, then there’s a fairly sizeable park nearby called Mount Pleasant which has a playground for kids and some open spaces for dog walking/exercising etc.

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