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Top family friendly developments within commuting distance of London

As we celebrate International Day of Families, here’s our shortlist of the top new developments within commuting distance of the capital.

London’s thriving cityscape has observed a new wave of residential developments emerging in recent years — catering specifically to modern families’ needs. Most new builds offer buyers a harmonious blend of open green spaces, modern amenities, proximity to excellent schools and a welcoming community — making for tranquil locations amidst London’s hustle and bustle.

Most new builds are designed with state-of-the-art amenities — from modern sports facilities such as residents’ gyms, children’s play areas and swimming pools to community centres and recreational spaces. Furthermore, most residential developments are situated within close proximity of reputable educational institutions, both state and private, that eliminates the hassle of long commutes or logistical challenges.

In this article, we list some of the top family-friendly developments within commuting distance of London that offer families amazing benefits and amenities:

1. Templars Court, London, NW11

Templars Court, Temple Fortune, NW11 - Newly developed family-friendly home in London

Templars Court is a limited collection of eight four-bedroom homes in Temple Fortune, North London. The homes feature attractive design elements and modern amenities, including smoke detectors, UPVC windows and solar panels. Families can enjoy shopping and recreational options at nearby Hampstead Heath, Golders Hill Park and Basing Hill Park, as well as benefit from many Ofsted-rated ‘Oustanding’ schools within walking distance. Commuters at Templars Court are near Golders Green station for easy commuting and convenient access to King’s Cross and the city centre. Nearby North Circular Road provides excellent connectivity to the motorway network.

Templars Court offers homeowners a desirable combination of style, convenience and accessibility for professionals and families in North London.

2. Hartland Village, Fleet, GU51

Hartland Village, Fleet, GU51 - Newly developed family-friendly home in London

Surrounded by rich, natural woodlands, Hartland Village in GU51 is a luxurious residential development in Fleet, Hampshire. It comprises one- and two-bedroom apartments and a range of elegantly designed two, three, four and five-bedroom houses. Residents can access 100 acres of open space, including a country park and trails. Residents can also visit the 20,000 sq. ft. village hall, designed with indoor space and a community centre that caters to their health, fitness and sports needs. Commuting to London is very convenient, with Fleet Station and Farnborough Station nearby, offering a journey of less than 40 minutes to London Waterloo. Junction 4a of the M3 is also easily accessible.

Nestled in a peaceful countryside setting, Hartland Village brings homeowners undisputed life quality and tranquillity in a sought-after location.

3. Broadacres, Horsham, RH13

Broadacres, Horsham, RH13 - Newly developed family-friendly home in London

Broadacres by Berkeley Group is a stunning new development in Southwater, West Sussex. The homes, ranging from two to five bedrooms, are surrounded by lush parkland. Outdoor residents’ amenities include cricket and football pitches, tennis courts, a village pond and a natural play area. Broadacres commuters can reach Horsham train station in under 10 minutes, with links to Victoria and London Bridge within an hour. For families, Brighton’s beach is just another 30 miles away, and the nearby Southwater Country Park, spanning 90 acres, is perfect for outdoor activities.

Wine enthusiasts can visit the nearby Denbies Wine Estate and sip on wines from the UK’s largest vineyard. Broadacres homes blend peaceful country living with modern convenience — making them an appealing choice for homeowners and investors seeking a holistic lifestyle.

4. Oakley Gardens, Redhill, RH1

Oakley Gardens, Redhill, RH1 - Newly developed family-friendly home in London

Oakley Gardens is a prestigious gated development in RH1 comprising luxury apartments and houses in Surrey Hills. Set within two acres of private grounds on the Manor House estate, this development provides residents with stunning countryside views and excellent transport links. The village of Mersham is well known for its lovely High Street, while the nearby historic town of Reigate is a 10-minute drive away — offering residents an exciting range of restaurants, leisure and entertainment options. Commuters at Oakley Gardens enjoy quick and easy access to the M23/M25 and a four-minute walk to the nearest railway station, takes them to London Bridge, London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Oakley Gardens is ideal for investors looking for a rural idyll house close to schools, retail outlets, nature reserves and the capital.

5. Trent Park, Enfield, EN4

Trent Park, Enfield, EN4 - Newly developed family-friendly home in London

Trent Park is a magnificent collection of traditionally-designed two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses in the North London triangle of Oakwood, Cockfosters and Hadley Wood. Residents’ amenities at this development include a secure parkland setting with 24-hour security, a tennis court, a gym and a swimming pool. Situated in Enfield, it is conveniently close to public transport and forms part of London’s Green Belt. Trent Park provides quick access to the M25 and is just 26 minutes away from King’s Cross via the Tube.

Vibrant Cockfosters High Street is within walking distance, with its vibrant stores and varied retail outlets. Trent Park combines quality amenities such as cycling, walking trails and pool access with a convenient location, providing homeowners with an enviable living experience.

For more information on any of these fantastic projects please get in touch with our sales team here.


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Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 20 prominently located branches and 11 international offices.