It has many districts, such as Wallington and Cheam.
You may have read that it is rather chavy. This is totally untrue, when I stroll down the pleasent high street, I spot many yuppies and indeed posh looking people over 50.
Of course, there are some common people but they are in the minority. Crime is also very low indeed.
Sutton is well known for it's fabulous schools. It has 5 grammar schools, all of which are truely brilliant and one of which is in the top 10 of all schools in the UK. Even the comprehensives are significantly above average, Cheam High School springs to mind swiftly.
As far as shopping goes; Sutton caters well.
It has a large Next, a very large Debenhams, Waterstones, HMV, Costa, Starbucks, Cafe' Nero, BHS, M&S, WH Smith, Clinton cards etc.
It also has a large selection of great restaurants (most of which are near Sutton station) Some of these include: Pizza Express, Zizzi, Il Ponte, Prezzo and Brassie Vasherin which is run by Malcolm John, a renowned chef.
You may have heard of Sutton's fantastic library. It's won many awards and is set on 3 large storeys. It included a childrens library, a cafe, a music and dvd floor and an IT suite. It was built in the 1970's but was extensively refurbished in 2004.
I would certainly recommend Sutton to a friend, or indeed anyone out there who apprieciates a pleasent, good value suburban area with easy and fast access to C. London.
Many Sutton families are traditionally interested in farming, and within the family there is usually a "Samuel Sutton" who tends to be known within the families and by others as "Sam Sutton".
Sutton families tend to be lighthearted, funny and down to earth, aswell as being obvious farm lovers.
"oh aye and theres little sam sutton on his tractor!"
But, I hear you say, there must more to the town than *just* that. Well, yes: Sutton is just ten miles from London's Charing Cross, and is a very leafy and pleasant place to be. Much of Sutton was build during Victorian times, so the architecture has the character of that era. In recent years there's been something of an influx of young professionals, whose presence has helped lead to the current plethora of trendy restaurants, stylish coffee houses and cool bars, like All Bar One.
SAGE: There were a few years ago, and I'd have said SUTTON was one. But it's not hidden any more.