Living in Sutton area information and guide

Sutton area overview

Sutton is a very attractive residential suburb in outer south west London on the slopes of the North Downs. Like much of outer London the area came in to being largely as a result of the arrival of the railways in the mid nineteenth century so much of the housing is Victorian. It has an eye-catching range of architectural styles because throughout the main development period a number of architects built the housing and not according to a set plan. In the interwar period however a lot of fairly homogenous family housing was constructed. Commuters here get into Victoria in under half an hour so it's obviously popular with commuters.

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Key statistics for
Sutton SM1

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Convivial Homeowners
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, South Africa
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Sutton?

Sutton contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Stayton Road (SM1 1)
  • West Sutton (SM1 2)
  • Sutton Common (SM1 3)
  • Sutton (SM1 4)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Sutton

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Sutton Common
First Capital Connect
London Bridge (49 min)
Victoria (29 min)
West Sutton
First Capital Connect
London Bridge (52 min)
Victoria (25 min)
Carshalton Beeches
Victoria (40 min)
St Helier
First Capital Connect
London Bridge (47 min)
Victoria (25 min)
Victoria (34 min)
Victoria (38 min)
Victoria (25 min)
Victoria (39 min)
Morden South
First Capital Connect
London Bridge (42 min)
Mitcham Junction
Victoria (21 min)
Leicester Square (31 min)
South Merton
First Capital Connect
London Bridge (39 min)
South West Trains
Waterloo (30 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

17% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population

South Africa

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Convivial Homeowners

There are large numbers of well-paid professional couples here, often with children, choosing to live in diverse urban areas rather than the suburbs

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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