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is an area in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
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The mainly residential area is named after the village green (the Parson's Green) now called Parsons Green Park
Parsons Green is a park in the Parsons Green area of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is triangular, and on the northernmost corner is a tube station of the same name. It annually holds a 'Fair on the Green' to raise money and have fun. The Green hosted Fulham F.C.'s home games...
where the vicar of Fulham
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used to live. The area is served by Parsons Green tube station
Parsons Green is a London Underground station on the branch of the District Line. It is between and stations and is in Zone 2. The station is located on Parsons Green a short distance north of the green itself. The station is about half way between Fulham Road and New Kings Road...
; Fulham football club
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had their ground in the park for two years from 1889.
It is relatively expensive as an area to buy property, as is illustrated by the fact that between April and June 2004, the average price for a terraced house
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in the area was £
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654,615 and for a flat it was £290,675. Despite the property slowdown by 2009/2010 prices per square foot have risen to between £750 and £1,000, which is still cheaper than next door Chelsea
Chelsea is an area of West London, England, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along the Chelsea Embankment, Cheyne Walk, Lots Road and Chelsea Harbour. Its eastern boundary was once defined by the River Westbourne, which is now in a pipe above...
. The most expensive houses are around the Hurlingham Club, where an Edwardian semi-detached house costs between £2 million and £4 million. The ladder of roads known as the “alphabet streets”, near Bishop’s Park between Stevenage Road and Fulham Palace Road, has four-bedroom semi-detached Victorian houses that sell for between £1.9 million and £3.5 million. Prices of the “lion” houses on the Peterborough Estate, south of Parsons Green, start at £2 million.