Tooting's relatively affordable property, and location on the Northern Line, as well as its train and bus connections, make it a major draw for people looking to rent. From here you're a 25 minute tube journey from Tottenham Court Road or Bank.
There are many 'outstanding' and 'good' primary and secondary schools, and there's a wealth of shops, bars and eateries on Tooting Broadway High Street. In fact, the area is well known for its diverse choice of restaurants, including South Indian, Lebanese and Sri Lankan cuisines.
There's plenty to do in the area, from having a splash around at Tooting Bec Lido, or a walk (or run) on Tooting Bec Common. Broadway Market is one of the biggest indoor markets in London and fantastic for browsing. Here you can pick up anything from fresh fish to vintage fashions.