New Malden Area GuideWe are experts in the New Malden Property market as we are locals to the area. Find Our extensive guide to the area below.
Grace Miller & Co. is situated in New Malden, a leafy suburb of South West London within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
New Malden is situated between neighbouring towns Wimbledon and Kingston upon Thames. It is renowned for its East Asian population and is often quoted as having the largest population of Korean natives living outside of Korea – currently reaching around 20,000. This has created a cohesive community and culture within New Malden, where people from all geographical origins gel well together.
New Malden was previously part of Surrey before being adopted into Greater London during the expansion of the boroughs in 1965. This gives New Malden its suburban feeling and means it is a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle of London life. With lots of green spaces nearby, this is a popular place to raise children and has lots of great local amenities.
The Korean influence on New Malden has made it a truly fantastic place to live if you are a keen food lover, with numerous authentic Korean restaurants, supermarkets and places to buy Korean produce. This makes New Malden a truly unique location to live and gives it a heart and soul that can sometimes be missing from other satellite towns.
Excellent transport links make it an ideal location to live for professionals and families, young and old. The train to New Malden station will take you to London Waterloo in less than 25 minutes and there are excellent road connections providing good access into Central London and the M25 via the nearby A3.
If you have a young family, or plan on having children soon, then New Malden should be high on your priority list for places to live. There is an excellent choice of playgroups and nurseries and both state and independent primary and secondary schools. A low crime rate, great community feel and green, open spaces mean New Malden is a fantastic spot to root and raise your family in.
New Malden offers a wide variety of property from modern purpose built one bedroom flats to Victorian and Edwardian detached houses.
House building started slowly in the area just to the north of the station in the 1850s, gathering pace in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with the building of mainly two and three-bedroom terraced houses. The farms to the south of New Malden progressively gave way to suburban development which really boomed during the late 1920s and early 1930s with the opening of the Kingston bypass in 1927.
The 1960s onwards saw the introduction of purpose built blocks of flats as the need for housing continued. This trend has continued ever since with new developments of flats appearing all the time as New Malden’s popularity continues to grow.
New Malden’s popularity as somewhere to rent continues to rise with its excellent rail link into Central London for commuters, its proximity to Kingston and Wimbledon and because of the excellent local schools.
Nearby areas for consideration
- Kingston upon Thames
- Motspur Park
- Raynes Park
- Burlington (primary and nursery)
- Christ Church (primary and nursery, Church of England)
- Coombe Boys (secondary)
- Coombe Girls (secondary; mixed-gender sixth form)
- Coombe Hill Junior (primary)
- Corpus Christi (primary and nursery, Roman Catholic)
- Holy Cross (secondary, Roman Catholic School)
- King's Oak (primary and nursery
- Malden Manor (primary and nursery)
- Richard Challoner (secondary, Roman Catholic)
- Sacred Heart (Primary)
- Study School (Primary)
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Rail: Fast trains to Waterloo take approximately 25 minutes. You can travel via Clapham Junction into Victoria in approximately 40 minutes.
- Railway provider: South Western Railway
- Annual season ticket cost: £1320 (New Malden to London Terminals)
- London / Oyster Zone: 4
Bus: Direct buses run to local areas such as Worcester Park, Kingston and Wimbledon. From Kingston you can catch direct buses to Epsom, Guildford, Hounslow and Putney.
Road: With fantastic connections to Central London, Surrey and the M25 via the A3 (which is around 1-2 minutes drive). It’s hard to top New Malden for road connections when living in South West London.
Benefiting from having more space to move (and breathe) that more central boroughs of London, New Malden has lots of local amenities in place to make it comparatively self-sufficient against other London satellite towns.
New Malden has its own Sport Centre in the shape of The Malden Centre, with space for community events, a swimming pool and gym facilities for those fitness fanatics looking for a place to train. Just off the A3 is the World of Golf; a golfing facility with private tuition, a driving range and ‘Jurassic Golf’ for kids (and big kids alike).
If you’re a shopaholic, New Malden has a range of high street shops, as well as independent stores – some of which are of Korean influence. This gives New Malden high street a distinctive feel as it has not suffered from the big brand takeover that many London high streets have experienced.
If you are more of a brand junkie, then the Bentall Centre in Kingston and Centre Court in Wimbledon are a short drive or bus ride away.
For the foodies among us, there are many Korean supermarkets in and around New Malden, with the largest being Korea Foods, a large supermarket which supplies many of the smaller produce shops in the area and is also open to the public. Beyond this you’ll also find non-Korean and chain restaurants in the local area.
If you prefer to spend your time outside, then New Malden’s Beverley Park, located between New Malden and Raynes Park boasts playing grounds, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches and has public toilets for those longer summer days spent in the park.
Beyond this, if you are a fan of nature and walking (or cycling) then New Malden is closely situated to both Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park – the largest of London’s Royal Parks – where you can see wild deer among other wildlife.
Looking for an estate agent in New Malden?
If you are interested in joining the fantastic community in New Malden and would like help locating your perfect property, then give Grace Miller & Co. a call on 020 8605 1300 or click the button to fill in our online form.