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The Lowdown: Property Investment in Southfields

July 2018

Southfields is sandwiched between Putney, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, and Wandsworth in the London Borough of Wandsworth. A word frequently associated with Southfields is 'overlooked'. This quietly unassuming yet pleasant, leafy suburb has historically been overlooked in favour of its more established neighbours, namely Wimbledon and Putney. But price rises in those areas has created an overspill of buyers, renters, and investors into Southfields in search of better value yet who still want to remain within the borough. 

What's in Southfields?

Southfields is a mainly residential area, characterised by tree-lined streets and quiet avenues. Though it has no railway station, Southfields tube station, which sits in the middle of the Southfields district, is on the District Line. Wimbledon Park and East Putney tube stations (also on the District Line) are just outside the Southfields boundary.  

Wimbledon Common is on the doorstep for Southfields dwellers, and being an area which families flock to, Southfields has all the amenities you could need in terms of coffee shops, a library, restaurants, grocery stores and supermarkets, pubs, including The Earl Spencer, playgrounds for children, and good schools.  

It's major landmark? The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Yes, the internationally-renowned tennis event in fact has its venue in Southfields, not Wimbledon. The grounds are within easy walking distance of Southfields tube station. During the two weeks of the tournament at the height of June/July, you can expect Southfields tube station to be adorned with the colours of the tennis tournament (purple, green and white) and tennis-inspired displays.  

Property Investment opportunities in Southfields

The main residential area is called 'The Grid', which largely comprises Victorian terraced houses. Most of these houses have three to four bedrooms, and some have been extended to turn them into good-sized homes. Buyers will find a plentiful supply of Edwardian terraced houses. There is also a concentration of homes dating from the 1920s, 1930s, and the 1950s, as well as larger detached properties and purpose-built flats and apartments.  

Approximately 80% of the Southfields area is made up of family homes – the local authority has placed restrictions on the number of flat conversions. Typical buyers of such properties are families from nearby Fulham or Putney who want to remain in the area but are keen to upsize and get more for their money.  

What's new in Southfields?

In recent years, Carlyle Court has opened. This is a luxury development containing 22 flats. Its prime location near the tube station has made it popular with commuters, families, and young professionals alike. A new M&S Food Hall has opened below it. Meanwhile, the Cambium development includes houses and apartments and boast communal gardens and surrounding green spaces.  
As well as having a branch office in Putney, we have a branch office in Southfields. If you're looking to invest in property in Southfields, get in touch with our agents.