5 Popular Places in London for Young Families

Whether you’re moving to London with a young family in tow, or you’re about to start your family, the chances are you’re probably trying to find the safest, family-friendly places London has to offer. Here at Jane Wood & Associates, we often work with incredibly busy young families to find them a property that meets all their needs in a great location. When we help young families to find their new home, we take into account the nearby schools, crime figures and green open spaces in order to choose the most appropriate neighbourhoods.

Location is incredibly important when finding your new home, and we encourage all our clients to consider whereabouts in London they want to bring up their family when we start our property search.



Situated in North West London, Barnet is close to the rolling hills of the Hertfordshire countryside and provides a popular and safe place to bring up your family. Great shopping, amazing restaurants and a modern leisure centre perfect for sports and activities are just some of the amenities that attract young families to Barnet.

There are numerous great schools in Barnet, and from day nursery to sixth form, you can rest assured that your children will have access to the best education in the country. It takes just 24 minutes to get from Barnet to the city centre, making it a short and easy commute to work.


Muswell Hill

Muswell Hill’s close proximity to Alexandra Park is perfect for family weekend days out, summer evening walks and taking the family dog out to stretch their legs. Low crime figures and exceptional state and private schools mean your children will easily be able to meet reach their full potential and go beyond.

There are plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes around Muswell Hill and a great weekly farmer’s market every Sunday, ensuring you have all the facilities and amenities you need to bring up your family in a safe and fun environment. The centre of London is just a quick train away, taking just 20 minutes to get to King’s Cross.



If you’re looking at south west London, Wandsworth is a great area for young families with Tooting Bec Lido to enjoy in the summer and plenty of shopping opportunities. You can easily enjoy family picnics in the sun at the nearby Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath.

Wandsworth enjoys the lowest crime figures in inner London, and this fact makes it incredibly popular for families to settle here. There are lots of great primary and secondary schools in the area, and because Wandsworth is just 12 minutes from London Victoria, you don’t have to worry about lengthy commutes at the end of the day.



Regularly placed as one of the safest places to live in London and on the bank of the Thames, Richmond is a delightful place to live. You can enjoy riverside walks, nearby museums and attractions and restaurants, and the 2,360 acre Richmond Park offers amazing days out, with herds of deer and other wildlife. Richmond is also a short bus ride from the beautiful Kew Gardens – perfect for nature obsessed children!

You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to choosing schools, regardless of whether you choose state or private schooling for your children. Richmond has excellent transport links, with both the Richmond Tube Station and the mainline station, so you don’t have to worry about a long or difficult commute.



If you’re looking for a highly desirable area close to London and don’t mind a 30 minute commute into the centre of the City, Sutton provides the perfect place to bring up a family. The North Downs are close by, perfect for weekend walks and the crime statistics are some of the lowest in London, so you can relax in the knowledge that your children will be growing up in a safe environment.

The schools in Sutton are regularly at the top of OFSTED reports, offering some of the best education in the country. Additionally, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a plenty of shopping facilities for you to choose from.



If you’re looking to move to a family friendly area of London, but don’t know where to start, keep missing out on the best properties, or simply don’t have the time to deal with fruitless viewings, estate agents and the buying process, the team at Jane Wood & Associates are here to find your perfect family home today.


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