Terrific Tooting's Impressive House Price Increase

Published: 28/02/2017 By Lucy Murray

Tooting is now the 6th placed property hotspot in London and its property prices have increased a whopping 51% since 2011 with the average price for a 3 bedroom property now at £675,000.  So, how did this previously ‘poorer’ relative of Clapham, Wandsworth and Balham become so desirable?

There’s no getting away from it, Tooting has been gentrified.  Over the past 5 years artisan food and drink shops have sprung up including Chadwicks and their famous ‘Hobbit Pie’ and we now have our own organic botanical gin distillery, Graveney Gin, and a micro brewery, By The Horns.  There are restaurants that cater for every taste and from every country.  Several gourmet burger bars offer mouthwatering, towering creations including Boom Bap Burger where DJs will drop beats while burgers are flipped.  Those wanting a kaleidoscope of food are spoilt for choice so head over to Tota or for tapas The Little Taperia is located in what once was a pet store.  And for a few pre dinner drinkies, why not check out Brick & Liqour?

?New, young arrivals to London are lapping up the smorgasbord of culture the area has to offer and its 24 hour Northern Line is the icing on the cake for late night owls.  Obviously it’s the go to place for medical students and staff at St George’s Hospital with rents (for now) still more affordable than other London towns.  There are many luxury apartment blocks appearing, including Vulcan House in the high street, which are snapped up by those wanting some ‘wow’ factor living space.

The good supply of affordable Victorian terraces is appealing to families, with many of these properties having development opportunities to build out and up into the lofts, thus being a good investment.  The outstanding Graveney Secondary School and good primary schools are another pull.

With our office having been in Tooting for around 2 decades, we have witnessed the positive changes both in property prices and to the high street.  And we are moving with the times too, at the end of March we will be launching our face-lifted office.  We shall be sending out invites to our launch and we hope you’ll be able to pop in to join us.

Did you know…

  • It is thought that Tooting gained its name from a local Anglo Saxon chieftain from a tribe called ‘Tota’ and has been settled since pre Saxon time. 
  • The Romans built a road to Chichester which is now Tooting High Street.
  • In 1936 The Broadway Market was set up.
  • In 1954 St George’s Hospital was relocated from Grove Fever & Fountain Hospitals.
  • Tooting Bec lido is England’s largest fresh water pool.
  • In 2005 a 28km diameter crater on Mars was named after Tooting.