Nestled aside the iconic Regent’s Park, the neighbourhood is highly sophisticated and attracts celebrity , entrepreneurial and intellectual buyers. One of the most expensive areas in London, the property market offers exquisite homes with a sense of rural charm created by its detached villas style properties, that have been complimented in recent years with the addition of modern luxury portered blocks with private facilities, and contemporary apartments. Famous for its Ambassadorial homes situated on Avenue Road, and its iconic Abbey Road housing new exclusive contemporary apartments. Within St John’s Wood the current average price for a 2 bedroom apartment is £790,826, and the average price for a 3 bedroom house is £2,306,870, while the average price for a property in London is £485,500. Properties close to St John’s Wood high street reach an elevated price, with homes costing up to £25,000.
Be a Londoner reports that the median age in Maida Vale is around 35.. The median annual household income is around £46,324.
41 percent of people who live in St Johns Wood live alone, while 23 percent are households with dependant children, and only 3 percent of properties are second homes in the area. The majority of residents live in the area between 3 to 10 years which is considerable higher than the average. The majority of residents In Maida Vale are in full time employment and over 45 percent are qualified to degree level.
Just a short walk from Regent’s Park, one of the most notorious green spaces in London. The 410 acres park is mainly open parkland with a wide range of facilites and amenities, including gardens; a lake with herony, waterfowl and a boating area; sports facilities;and children’s playgrounds. There are several public gardens, including Queen’s Mary’s Gardens , in which the Open Air Theatre is located. Nearby is the domed London Central Mosque, better known as Regent’s Park mosque, a highly visible landmark.
St John’s Wood offers a mixture of trendy and casual restaurants. St Johns Wood high street hosts a number of prominent places to dine; The Ivy Cafe where clients can enjoy a relaxed yet stylish all day dining experience, and Harry Morgans, established in 1948, is one of London’s most coveted New York style deli restaurants. Richoux is located on Circus Road and exudes timeless elegance and serves and enticing range of sweet treats. Then there is Oslo Court, an institute rather than a restaurant, and the place where the menu remained the same for 30 years, serving French classics presented in an old school dining room. During the summer months locals enjoy an alfresco dining experience at Cafe Med on Loudoun Road.
The majority of St Johns’s Wood residents use the array of independent boutiques on the high street, such as: Square One, Paulie, Joseph,Apostrophe and Zadig and Voltaire; and Rigby and Peller, for the most classic and trendy clothing and accessories. For everyday essentials: boots, gap, Space NK; and Carphone Warehouse.