Earlsfield Area Guide
What buyers might not know about Earlsfield is exactly why, in time, they come to love the area and become established residents. At Maalems, we therefore know it is an essential part of our job to introduce buyers (and of course tenants) to the area, with the local knowledge other agents might not have.
Earlsfield is South West London's hidden secret with a young affluent population of professionals and families creating a vibe to rival those of neighbouring Battersea or Putney. However, do our buyers know what Earlsfield was the centre of the world, or at least it was in the eyes of Louis Se Bernieres who lived here whilst writing Captain Corelli's Mandolin. His book and play "Sunday Morning At The Centre Of The World" pays homage to the diverse community of Earlsfield. 'This is my farewell embrace to the polymorphous people of Earlsfield, with whom I lived for ten years. Dedicated to the living and dead of Earlsfield, which was definitely the centre of the world when I was living in it.'
When the site of our mainline station was sold by the Davis family to the rail company in the 1800s, one of the conditions of sale was that the station would be named after their large Victorian residence. Thus the name of that house provided the name of the station, and the suburb of London we now live in. Earlsfield grew around this new transport hub and is why property in the area is predominantly late Victorian or Edwardian.
The mills that once lined the River Wandle were replaced by uniformed grids of housing and the river itself, once recognised as the best trout river in Britain, has recently been voted one of the 10 most improved rivers in Britain by the Environment Agency. Local anglers are all too happy, their catch is increasing in size!
Maalems builds a case for buyers to relocate here. Key factors to Earlsfield's popularity of course include the fast train link into central London in less than fifteen minutes (a little speedier than back inn 1884 when stations opened), the cheap council tax that the borough of Wandsworth offers, as well as the respected local schools like Beatrix Potter Primary, Allfarthing Primary, Swaffield Primary, Earlsfield Primary, Floreat Wandsworth Primary and Wimbledon Park Primary.
Maalems likes to build a lifestyle for those moving to the area before properties have been viewed. When families relocating to this area of Nappy Valley hear of "Eddie Catz", an award-winning children's activity centre with a cafe for parents to relax in, we're looking good. Throw in Tara Arts intimate fringe theatre or some park life with the locality of King George's Park (opened by King George V in 1936), Wandsworth Common or Wimbledon Park and it might be time to introduce your property particulars.
Selling or lettings property is not just about the bricks and the mortar, it is about lifestyle and ambition. Knowing this and knowing every key part of a sale or let, including the tricky bits, is why Maalems is the right choice.