The borough comprises a patchwork of extremely affluent as well as some less affluent neighbourhoods; The areas of Fulham, Parsons Green, Brackenbury Village, Brook Green, Ravenscourt Park and the Riverside compose of highly expensive Victorian and Edwardian houses, contrasting to the areas of White City and Shepherd's Bush. The unemployment rate is well below average at under 5%, although of these, 29% were listed as long-term unemployed. The borough also has the 4th highest house prices in the country.
Perhaps one of the greenest boroughs in London. For most, Fulham life revolves around Parsons Green itself. A small patch of triangular turf in the centre of Fulham's desirability.
With the majority of housing in Fulham being Victorian terraces of approximately the same size, these large red brick 'Lion Houses' on the Peterborough Estate are some of the largest houses available in Fulham and fully extended reach up to approximately 4,500 sq. ft.
Many residents across Fulham enjoy the vibrant and varied independent cafe culture that can be found across the area.
Behind the pretty traditional Victorian facades of Fulham lie some truly beautiful interiors, being extended and modernised inside to exacting standards these properties are highly desirable and are often snapped up by wealthy families.
The market on North End Road has been running since the 1800's and is a hotbed of activity, especially on the weekends where people flood in to buy fruit and vegetables at £1 a bowl. It runs most days.
Fulham Broadway is the natural centre of Fulham and is where the most restaurants, cafes and amenities are to be found. Including a David Lloyd Gym, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and a brand new Whole Foods supermarket.
With a variety of independently owned coffee shops and cafes across Fulham a decent slice of cake or a cappuccino are both never far away.
Fulham has a large amount of green spaces including, Hurlingham Park, Eel Brook Common, Parsons Green, Bishops Park, South Park and Norman Park and it's for this reason, coupled with its close proximity to Chelsea and central London, that makes it an extremely desirable place to live.
During the weekdays there's often a buzzing vibe throughout the day with many start-up companies and small businesses operating in hidden away business centres and studios.
Bishop's Park and Fulham Palace, in the west of Fulham, by the side of the Thames have recently undergone an £8m re-development re-creating the 'Victorian beach', water park and children's play areas. It's incredibly popular with the nearby families who live in the residentlal streets close by. Named the 'Alphabet Streets' because of their names ascending in alphabetical order, it's a quieter and well-to-do area of Fulham which has some of the largest gardens in the area.
Being located in the bend of the Thames river, Fulham has a lot of waterside real estate. There's also the Thames riverside walk that you can follow all the way to Hampton court and beyond to the west, and Canary wharf to the east, which is a popular get-away for Fulham residents.