A green and friendly place made for fam­i­lies

Evening Standard - West End Final Extra - ES Homes and Property - - Winning Boroughs -

SO WHAT gives Rich­mond res­i­dents that warm and fuzzy feel­ing? In its Happy at Home study, Right­move based hap­pi­ness on 12 key fac­tors. Im­por­tant among these were how safe peo­ple feel in their lo­cal area, the friend­li­ness of their neigh­bours and the qual­ity of lo­cal ser­vices.

With an abun­dance of green spa­ces — in­clud­ing Rich­mond Park with its fa­mous herds of deer — plus great trans­port links, pic­turesque river views, thought­ful neigh­bours, good restau­rants and fab­u­lous pubs and shops, Rich­mond was al­ways go­ing to score highly across the board out of the cap­i­tal’s 32 bor­oughs.

There has not been much new-build de­vel­op­ment in this at­trac­tive bor­ough. How­ever, Rich­mond has re­worked many of its his­toric build­ings, cre­at­ing smart new apart­ments.

“Bou­tique schemes in­clude Rich­mond Brew­ery, with prices start­ing from £1.5 mil­lion for a two-bed­room apart­ment,” says Daniel Hutchins, head of sales at Sav­ills in Rich­mond. “It’s an early 20th-cen­tury red-brick build­ing that was also once a toy fac­tory and a Royal Bri­tish Le­gion poppy fac­tory and now com­prises seven du­plex apart­ments with views across the Thames.”

Full of the joys of au­tumn: not only does Rich­mond boast Lon­don’s largest Royal Park, Rich­mond Hill of­fers the bor­ough one of the finest views in Eng­land

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