Thinking about buying in Surbiton - Avenue Elmers

11 years ago...

Hello all,

Firstly can I say how genuinely nice it is to have a bunch of people regularly post in this forum, it already makes think Surbiton must have a great community feel to it (online or otherwise).

I was hoping for some advice.

My girlfriend and I are first time buyers, currently renting in Wimbledon. We're considering offering on a property for sale in Avenue Elmers. It would be great to know what peoples opinions are of that particular street or area? I have to say I was a little perturbed when checking the Met crime mapping thingy and it appears the only spot of yellow in a lot of blue, is there any particular reason for this?

Looking forward to getting peoples thoughts.



A nice little road, close to the station and amenities etc. Also very close to Maple road bars etc which will be good if you are a young couple. And also a very simple walk to Kingston.

Who know re the crime blip, but really nothing to be worried about... I doubt it really is a crime hotspot!!!

I agree, it is a good road that is close to the river and station without having the crazy prices of the 'river roads' that run between Maple Road and the river.

I also doubt that this is a crime hotspot. I guess that there will be incidents from time to time in any London street, but I think that you would be unlucky to actually be affected by it.

The one thing to be careful of is that there are no 'halfway houses' in the road. About 10 years ago a few of the large houses in nearby Cranes Park and Victoria Avenue were given over to this type of establishment and it REALLY changed the feel of the area. Those ones have now gone, and I doubt there will be one in Avenue Elmers but it is worth checking.

Just spend 5-10 minutes walking around there at various times of day and evening and you will soon see if there are any troublesome properties. It is the first thing I do now when considering a move.

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