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Kingston Area Guide
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Kingston is a popular London suburb, with excellent train links into the city, but with a strong identity of its own. It has a thriving retail centre, and numerous bars and restaurants to serve its young population (median age of 35 years). The university means that the area around Kingston as a whole has a strong student population; however, KT2 is also popular amongst families.
Location:The KT1 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale, Grove, Hampton, Hampton Wick, Hampton Wick Station, Kingston Upon Thames, Norbiton, Richmond Upon Thames, St Mark's, Teddington.
The size of the property market in KT1 is 9,131 homes.
When growth averages 15.1% over a 5 year period, as in this postcode district, there are a number of possible explanations, for example that this isa dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth, and so the likelihood of it continuing will be dependent upon price earnings ratio, as well as investment by developers and local authorities in continually upgrading local infrastructure, schools, in addition to the continued strength of the local and national economies and any other economies upon which the area depends.
The average property in this postcode district was valued at £295,975 over the last 3 months.
Over half of the properties in the area are Flats, at 53.7% of the total housing stock.
The least common type of property in this area is Detached Houses (7.7% of the total housing stock).
Who lives here:
The population of this postcode district is 19,166.
The average age in this area is 33.
Single people make up 45.3% of the population in this postcode district.
Average working hours in this area for men are 42 and for women are 35.
This area has 43.2 people per square kilometre.
The largest source of work in this area is Real Estate (24.2% of workers), followed by Wholesale & Retail (15.7%).
This area has one of the highest proportions of degree educated people in the country, at 40.7%.
Location:To the north, Kingston is bordered by Richmond Park. The eastern boundary goes a little beyond Warren Road, whilst the southern boundary follows Coombe Lane West before joining the railway tracks. The western boundary then follows Lower Ham Road and then Richmond Road in a northerly direction.
The KT2 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Canbury, Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale, Grove, Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside, Kingston Station, Kingston Upon Thames, Norbiton, Norbiton Station, Richmond Upon Thames, Tudor.
History:Historically, Kingston upon Thames was one of the points at which the river Thames was crossed. It was an area occupied initially by the Romans and then by the Saxons, who used it as a royal residence. The Council records of 838 show that Egbert of Wessex was present in Kingston, and seven later Saxon Kings were crowned in the area. The coronation stone (upon which they were traditionally seated when crowned) today stands outside Guildhall.