London Area Guides
Raynes Park Area Guide
Our area guide to Raynes Park gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include SW20
Property prices in Raynes Park are often determined by the distance to Wimbledon. The nearer to Wimbledon, the greater the price, hence properties in the north of Raynes Park command a premium over those in the south.
Property Types & Architecture
Small Edwardian terraces predominate in the roads surrounding the station, whilst larger three and four bedroom mid-war semis can be found in roads off Grands Drive further south.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main shopping area is around Coombe Lane near the railway station, there are some small parades scattered round the area.
Parks & Commons
There are several parks in the area including: Cannon Hill, Cottenham Park and Raynes Park. There is a golf course and private health clubs.
Who lives here?
The area is mainly middle class with a small Asian community.
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Schools in Raynes Park & Exam Results
Schools in Raynes Park fall under the Kingston upon Thames Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Raynes Park by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Raynes Park
Raynes Park Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Raynes Park area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Kingston upon Thames||£1,116||£1,303||£1,489||£1,675||£2,047||£2,419||£2,791||£3,349|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Raynes Park Local Authorities
Raynes Park is is represented by Kingston upon Thames Council, Merton Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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