Belsize Park Property
As with other fashionable districts in London, Belsize Park enjoys many exclusive shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. All of this together with numerous quick transport links into the capital makes Belsize Park one of the most sought after areas to live in London and of course, Belsize Park property commands prices to match.
Property for sale in Belsize Park largely consists of flats and apartments mostly converted from substantial Victorian houses. Many of these are the striking white stucco fronted properties that contribute to making the area so clearly identifiable as 'Belsize Park'.
Many other Belsize Park properties for sale and for rent comprise of several Belsize Park mansion blocks built between the 1st and 2nd world wars together with many other blocks of flats have also been constructed since.
Belsize Park mews houses for sale are always highly in demand so these quaint properties are usually 'snapped up' quickly by eager buyers and rarely remain on the market for very long. There are always numerous apartments for sale and to let in Belsize Park many of which enjoy the benefit of a roof terrace, often with the most stunning views over London. For the more modest of rquirements, Belsize Park studio flats are often the solution and thanks to the areas healthy choice of either purpose built studio apartments or conversions, a reasonable mix of both are usually available on the market.
Owning a home in Belsize Park is widely regarded as a privilege but this is unquestionably also matched by the certainty that buying a property in Belsize Park repeatedly proves itself to be a very sound investment decision. Belsize Park properties have almost doubled during the past decade and with an ever increasing number of foreign buyers together with the usual abundance of City and West End professionals, there really is no sign of demand falling in the foreseeable future.
Belsize Park - The Area
There are a wealth of attractions and benefits of living in Belsize Park, not least of which is being surrounded by 12 square miles of uninterrupted countryside in the form of Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill. This is one of the most picturesque areas in London and the very name ‘Belsize’ derives from ‘bel assis’ in French which means 'beautifully situated'.
History of Belsize Park
The Manor of Belsize dates back to 1317 although the ‘Belsize estate’ was built up from 1852 to 1878. The area now has many thoroughfares bearing its name – Belsize Grove, Belsize Park, Belsize Park Gardens, Belsize Avenue, Belsize Crescent, Belsize Mews, Belsize Lane, to name but a few.