Postcode district: KT3
To its north, KT3 is bordered by Coombe Lane West and Coombe Lane. To its east it is bordered initially by the Kingston by-pass, and then, moving south, by West Barnes Lane. To the south it is bordered by the train tracks that run parallel to Sheephouse Way, whilst the streets around Windsor Avenue and South Lane stay inside the western boundary. The KT3 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Beverley, Coombe Hill, Coombe Vale, Kingston Upon Thames, Malden Manor Station, Merton, Motspur Park Station, New Malden, New Malden Station, Norbiton, Old Malden, Raynes Park, St James, West Barnes.
The railway station in New Maldon was opened in 1846 and, as with most London suburbs, grew as a result of the railway. Because its major period of development was during the Victorian era, it is unsurprising that the housing stock in the area is dominated by terraced homes. KT3 has experienced a large amount of immigration, and today, it has the largest population of South Koreans in Europe. As a result of this, there are a number of Korean restaurants.
New Maldon has a number of homes attracting first time buyers and buy-to-letters. Sheephouse Way and Manor Drive North both have two bedroom flats, in low-rise purpose built blocks. There are also some conversion flats such as those on Seaforth Avenue, where a one bed conversion can be bought for under £200,000. The area also has a number of retirement flats such as those in Cadogan Court, on Kingston Road. For those looking for their first family home, West Barnes Lane offers terraced homes, some of which require modernisation and as a result could be obtained for a very reasonable £250,000. For slightly more (around £260,000), Gooding Close has modern terraces, with gardens and two bedrooms. California Road has attractive period terraces valued at around £260,000, whilst the homes on Queens Road and Mount Pleasant Road are more spacious and priced at just over £300,000. The area of New Maldon also caters well for those already on the housing ladder and wishing to purchase a larger, detached family home. Woodlands Avenue, Woodside Road, Oakcombe Close and Traps Lane all have attractive family homes that reach asking prices of almost £1.5 million. Thetford Road, Fitzgeorge Avenue and Coombeside also have substantial homes, though with slightly lower asking prices of less than £1 million.