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Top 10 Greater London Cities - 2013

Although no London location makes it into the national Top 20 (due mainly to the high cost of property in the capital) we recognise that because of employment opportunities, living in London or close by can be an absolute necessity for some families. So we have used our data analysis to identify the best spots in Greater London for those looking to start a family.

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This year, the Top 10 features many locations that also appeared last year. Bexley has four DA postcodes in this year's list and DA5 which last year didn't feature has shot in to the top spot in Greater London. This is due to the excellent Key Stage 2 and especially Key Stage 4 results in addition to low crime rates compared against other urban areas. Property in Bexley is also relatively affordable when compared against many areas of the capital.

The capital is home to some excellent schools. In five of the top ten postcodes, more than 70% of GCSE students score A*-C in English and Maths, well ahead of the national average.

Rank: 1 Bexley, DA5
Average Key Stage 2 Score 29.03
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 98
Average 2 bed property £228,307
Crime Per Capita 0.10
Rank: 2 Epsom, KT17
Average Key Stage 2 Score 29.48
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 84
Average 2 bed property £293,379
Crime Per Capita 0.14
Rank: 3 Banstead, SM7
Average Key Stage 2 Score 29.30
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 77
Average 2 bed property £282,623
Crime Per Capita 0.11
Rank: 4 Bexley, DA16
Average Key Stage 2 Score 28.54
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 74
Average 2 bed property £194,293
Crime Per Capita 0.13
Rank: 5 Sutton, SM2
Average Key Stage 2 Score 29.97
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 33
Average 2 bed property £221,128
Crime Per Capita 0.10
Rank: 6 Bexley, DA15
Average Key Stage 2 Score 28.35
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 53
Average 2 bed property £119,741
Crime Per Capita 0.22
Rank: 7 Bexley, DA18
Average Key Stage 2 Score 28.35
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 53
Average 2 bed property £119,741
Crime Per Capita 0.22
Rank: 8 Rickmansworth, WD3
Average Key Stage 2 Score 29.59
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 80
Average 2 bed property £289,820
Crime Per Capita 0.11
Rank: 9 Leatherhead, KT22
Average Key Stage 2 Score 29.43
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 61
Average 2 bed property £280,047
Crime Per Capita 0.14
Rank: 10 Bromley, BR2
Average Key Stage 2 Score 28.75
Average % Key Stage 4 score A*-C 63
Average 2 bed property £255,198
Crime Per Capita 0.12

Fast Facts:

Sutton has the lowest Key Stage 4 results

DA18 in Bexley has the highest crime rate

Epsom Has the highest average price for a two bedroom property