Frequency of work
There are many schools within this borough however supply is very limited so you are more likely to find a long term role in Merton or travel west.
Cost of accommodation
Some areas are more expensive than others – Wimbledon is quite expensive and highly popular amongst antipodeans settling here. Wimbledon has a desirable high street with fantastic shops and restaurants and carries a higher price tag.
Travel links are good and include the Northern and District line, Rail links from Wimbledon and tram links from Wimbledon to Beckenham, Kent.
Vibe, type of people that live there
Merton is a south-west London suburb with plenty of tree-lined streets and well-rated schools. The borough appeals to first-time buyers and families looking for properties more affordable than the pricier Balham and Clapham in its neighbouring borough.
There are some charming pubs and restaurants around these areas. The borough is home to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club which was founded in 1868. Every summer the World famous Wimbledon Open Tennis Championships are held over a fortnight with nearly half a million spectators attending the games.
Why choose Merton?
Merton is a nice area to live, however it is more of a family settlement. While there are some nice places to go out, it is not particularly a trendy/young people’s area! There are 67 parks and open spaces and 11 nature reserves – it is a very green and leafy area in some parts.
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