Kew Gardens is a residential area located south west of London, one stop before Richmond on the district line. It is a very attractive area for families and has a great village feel to it. You will find lovely detached houses and apartments within Victorian blocks just few steps away from the station.
The area is renowned for Royal Botanic gardens, also referred to as Kew Gardens, and have been added to the list World Heritage sites in 2003. It is swamped with visitors who come to see the large collections and living and preserved plants, however, you does not feel crowded for the inhabitants has many visitors come by car and do not go through the Kew village.
Kew Gardens is an above average area to live in and there aren't that many flats available at any point in time. People living there love it for its quietness and exclusive feel. The downside is the poor transportation. City commuter might find it easier to take the district line to Richmond and then the overground service to Waterloo. Air traffic also makes the area a little noisy so you might want to avoid living in Kew if that you are noise sensitive.