Fullers Way North - Tolworth

10 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.



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.

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