Young Professionals Prefer London's South West

Survey says Wimbledon is one of the most favourite places to live

Wimbledon is one of the most popular locations in the UK for young professionals to live in, according to a survey by Lloyds TSB.

However, it comes behind Wandsworth, Fulham and Battersea in the survey of young urbanites asking them to list their favourite choices in England and Wales.

The new study by the banking group found that Wandsworth was hugely popular because of its transport links, close proximity to the West End and the City, its many parks and open spaces and its vibrant mix of Victorian and Edwardian properties as well as its new riverside flats and conversions.

The top 15 postcodes are listed below, along with the average house price.

Top 15 postcodes with most property purchasers who are young professionals
Source: Land Registry. * 12 months to 02/13

Nitesh Patel, housing economist at Lloyds TSB, said: "Aspiring young professionals are typically well-qualified and in well-paid jobs. They tend to live in areas that are not far from the city centre, but are also places where they can enjoy open green space and a café style environment."

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May 24, 2013