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Good schools, playgrounds and parks: London’s most family-friendly new homes

Not sure if apartment living works when you have a family?

These new-build developments in London have all sorts of child (and parent) friendly amenities including playgrounds, pools and even on-site nurseries.

Some are even ideally located for some of the capital’s best schools and green spaces.

Shall we take a look at some of the best options?

Colindale Gardens, Colindale NW9, two-bed apartments from £535,000

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New primary school opening soon

Move here and you’ll be joining an established, friendly community where 20% of the site is green space.

Includes a central park and outdoor play areas – while a new primary school is coming further down the line.

Trent Park, Oakwood N14, from £790,000 for a two-bed apartment

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Perfect for woodland walks

Only a few minutes by shuttlebus from Oakwood’s Piccadilly line station, this development is surrounded by 413 acres of woodland in Trent Country Park.

As if that’s not enough, a Go Ape treetop adventure will keep the kids entertained.

Chelsea Creek, Chelsea SW6, two-bed apartments from £1.325million

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Kids will love the swimming pool (Picture: Taran Wilkhu)

This luxury development includes a swimming pool, cinema room and landscaped gardens, and little ones can burn off excess energy at Gambado, an indoor playground with a carousel and dodgems, only one minute’s walk away.

Beam Park, Rainham RM13, two and three-bed apartments from £332,000

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Nursey on site

The former Ford manufacturing plant is being transformed into a 3,000-home scheme including two new schools and a nursery.

There’s tons of room for children to run around as 40% of the site will be green space and Beam Valley nature reserve is on the doorstep.

Tollers Lane, Old Coulsdon, CR5, two and three bed-houses from £450,000

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Wildlife haven

40% Help To Buy loans are available, making these some of the most affordable such houses in London. They’re adjacent to Farthing Downs and Happy Valley, a haven for wildlife with walking trails and bridleways.

Barking Riverside, Barking IG11, two-bed apartments from £81,250 for a 25% share of £325,000

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Brand new playpark

When complete, this new neighbourhood will incorporate seven new schools, a network of footpaths and cycleways, sports pitches and playgrounds, including Little Bees Playpark which opened in May. Three-bed homes launch next month.

East Wick & Sweetwater, three-bed townhouses from £930,000

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Olympic Park is popular with families

An on-site nursery opens early next year in this mixed-use, residential-led community, located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It’s full of families and described by a resident as a great environment for kids.

Peckham Place, SE15, three-bed apartments from £172,500 for a 25% share of £690,000

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Join the yummy mummies of Peckham Rye

Spacious shared ownership apartments in the heart of trendy Peckham. As well as cafes with babycinos on the menu, the area offers a wide choice of schools, and you’ll find an adventure playground and skatepark in Peckham Rye.

Arden at Parkside, Lewisham SE10, two and three-bed apartments and duplexes from £472,500

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Family fun on your doostep

Wellbeing is a priority here, and residents have access to landscaped gardens and play areas, a comprehensive fitness suite that’s ideal for busy parents, and a snug room that can be reserved for family film nights.

Rookwood Avenue, New Malden KT3, three-bed townhouses from £725,000

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Great for grammar schools

Three-storey homes with open-plan living areas and top-floor master bedroom suites. Fantastic schools are close by and the borough’s two grammar schools are a bus ride away.


Credit: Original article published here.

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