view counter

Fullers Way North - Tolworth

7 years ago...

Hi All

Me and my girlfriend currently rent in surbiton, but are looking to buy in the near future. We'd like to stay in the area but Tolworth is more in our budget for a house. We've seen a few properties on fullers way north recently and was just wondering if any one had any opinions on the road and that area - good or bad. I know it has a secondary school on the road and I read on a 2 year old forum (on here) that there was concern about the expansion of the travellers site in swallow park but that seems to have disappeared.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Comments

I haven't heard anything specific about the area or those issues lately, but I'd definitely advise spending some time in the area before committing to a purchase.

It might share a postcode with Surbiton and be a only a mile away, but it is a completely different area. The fast trains from Surbiton not only give you a quick connection into London, but also impact the make-up of the area. You will find very few of the type of restaurants, bars, shops etc that you do in Surbiton in Tolworth. You also lose the river, the short walk into Kingston etc.

We have considered the same move before now for the same reason, but always came to the conclusion that moving to a good part of a cheaper area was preferable to moving to a cheap part of this one. We found Worcester Park, Cheam and South Sutton all to be more similar to Surbiton than Tolworth is with house prices much closer to the latter.

We ended up staying in central Surbiton in the end, but if we want more space, those will be the type of areas we will (reluctantly) be looking at.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

By posting content on Surbiton.com, you agree to adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Your username and password must only be used by you, keep them safe. If a posting is made using your username and password it will be considered to have been posted by you. If you have a friend who wants to use our site and post messages on the site, show them how to register.
  • Be courteous at all times, inciting racial hatred, posting abusive, obscene, threatening, harassing, defamatory, libellous or sexually explicit material or any material that is found to be offensive is not acceptable and we may suspend your username and password.
  • Retaliating to offensive posts causes more problems for other users on the discussion boards. Just report such messages to us using the Feedback link which is available at the top of every page or the 'report this' link associated with individual postings. We will act on every report we receive.
  • Please respect other people's work and do not post material that infringes copyright.
  • Do not post information that you know to be confidential or sensitive or otherwise in breach of the law. You should only post material that you know to be public knowledge. If you have any doubts do not post it on the site.
  • Never attempt to gain unauthorised access to any area of the site. This is known as hacking and is illegal.
  • Content posted represents the opinions of the author, and does not represent the opinions of Surbiton.com or its affiliates and has not been approved or issued by Surbiton.com. You should be aware that the other participants are strangers to you and may make statements which may be misleading, deceptive or wrong.
  • Spoofing or posing as another user is unacceptable. Anonymous users' postings should always be considered with suspicion.
  • Help keep Surbiton.com a safe place for information and opinion. Please alert us of any anti-social behaviour as described above.
Please note that Surbiton.com does not monitor the comments posted and we are therefore reliant upon users reporting antisocial behaviour.