Live the Croydon life
As a well-connected South London borough which offers a pleasing amount of local greenery and easy access to swathes of open countryside, new homes in Croydon have become increasingly popular. And with incentives such as the Government’s London Help to Buy scheme, there’s financial support out there to turn your dream home in Croydon into reality.
Things to see and do in Croydon
As London’s southernmost borough, natural spaces abound in Croydon, particularly in the south. Here you’ll find spots like Selsdon Wood, Riddlesdown and the Farthing Downs, in addition to an array of golf courses which put the pretty scenery to great use. You’ve also got Kenley Common and Happy Valley Park, along with Littleheath Woods, Croham Hurst Woods and the Addington Hills a little further north.
The town of Croydon is a bustling epicentre packed with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, while Crystal Palace is another hub of activity along the borough’s northern border. Whether you’re visiting parks featuring dinosaur exhibits and sports, play and leisure facilities, exploring nature reserves or enjoying a night out on the tiles, you’ll also have all of Central London’s world class attractions just a short train ride away.
The borough has a good selection of schools, with top primary options including St Mary’s Catholic Infant School and Heathfield Academy close to Croydon town centre. Both of these schools are rated as outstanding by Ofsted, along with Thornton Heath’s Whitehorse Manor Infant School, Shirley’s St John’s CofE and Beaumont Primary and Woodcote Primary, which are both in between Coulsdon and Purley.
If it’s secondary schools you’re after, Harris Academy Purley and Riddlesdown Collegiate are both outstanding choices with large catchment areas. Harris Invictus Academy Croydon is also in Ofsted’s top bracket, along with Harris Academy South Norwood, Coloma Convent Girls’ School and Harris City Academy Crystal Palace.
Croydon transport links
East Croydon is a major train station which offers Southern, Thameslink and Southeastern services, while West Croydon is served by the London Overground. The same goes for Norwood Junction, while the rest of the borough is well looked after by a network of local train stations. The M25 passes just to the south, where you’ll also find Gatwick Airport, accessible via the M23 motorway in just 20 minutes from places like Coulsdon.
The Croydon property scene
Although prices in Croydon are predicted to rise in the coming years with the borough marked out as a future property hotspot, the average remains significantly lower than that which you’ll find across the rest of London.
Whether you’re after a large detached house, a Victorian terrace or a modern and new apartment, now is the time to buy a new home in Croydon. So take a look at our latest offers, and give us a ring to discuss both your needs and initiatives such as our Movemaker scheme today.