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Local Area Info - CR0 & Croydon

Situated approximately 12 miles from the centre of London, East Croydon is the focal point for transport links in the borough. Regular trains along one of the country's major rail arteries serve London Bridge, Victoria, Kings Cross and Charing Cross stations, in addition to Gatwick and the South Coast. The newly built tram service links Croydon to Beckenham and Wimbledon. For these reasons alone, Croydon remains one of the prime commuter towns of the Southeast as well as home to some of the county's largest businesses and office complexes.

In addition to its status as a prime commuter haven, Croydon has one of the largest and most popular shopping and retail centres in the south of England. Croydon has a bustling nightlife with a vast number of restaurants, pubs, cafes and night-spots in addition to numerous theatres and playhouses.
The property immediately surrounding East Croydon is diverse in both nature and age. Housing, within walking distance of the station comprises of largely Victorian terraces popular with young families and commuters. More recent town houses and flats can be found in the 1960's built Park Hill development just five minutes walk from the station. Numerous, larger Victorian houses, converted into one and two bed flats, are also in abundance. Newer apartment developments can also be found with a vast range of prices. Larger, detached post 1920's properties in wide, tree lined roads lie to the east towards Shirley, the Whitgift Estate and the wide-open expanses of Lloyds Park.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters using East Croydon Station. Young couples and families. Mature families requiring good schools and green space.

Local Area Info - Sanderstead & CR2

Sanderstead, which is situated around 14 miles from the centre of London, lies between the busy shops of South Croydon and the more rural village of Warlingham. The M25 is within an easy 8-mile reach. Sanderstead has its own railway station, which serves East Croydon and ultimately London Victoria, a 25-minute journey away. The station lies to the north of Sanderstead and is situated very near to Purley Oaks station. Those living in the south of Sanderstead, near to its high street, which runs along the busy Limpsfield Road, would realistically need to drive to Sanderstead station. Additionally, frequent bus services provide routes into nearby Croydon, Purley and Warlingham.
The high street, a collection of convenience shops and restaurants, has a real village feel to it and remains framed by open parkland on its west side. A further small parade of shops can be found nearby to the railway station heading north into Croydon.

Housing in Sanderstead consists of larger semi-detached and detached properties built around the 1920's and 1930's set in wide, tree lined roads although a small number of apartment style developments are available near the high street. The largest, detached houses can be found as you descend down the hill along Rectory Park Road heading towards Riddlesdown and Purley.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters, families and more wealthy families who require good schools and green space.

Local Area Info - Purley and Purley Oaks & CR8

Purley Oaks and Purley are situated to the south of Croydon's busy town centre and lie approximately 13 miles from the centre of London. Both have their own train stations that serve East Croydon and the large number of destinations available from there into London. Purley Oaks station is located close to Sanderstead station and South Croydon. There are a small number of shops close to the station and housing is predominantly 1920's and '30's semi-detached in style, popular with families and commuters. A number of more modern flats can also be found near the station. The west side of the Brighton Road, which runs though the middle of Purley and Purley Oaks, has a number of larger semi-detached Victorian houses as you climb the hill heading west.

Purley town centre is a busy collection of well known names, alongside smaller independent shops and restaurants. A library and leisure centre are also situated near the high street. Purley station is set back from the main high street and is a popular stop for commuters travelling into London. Housing surrounding Purley to the south and east is mainly semi-detached and a mixture of 1920's and '30's styles. Flats and modern apartment developments can be found along the Brighton Road heading south towards Coulsdon. As you travel uphill towards Riddlesdown station, these properties become larger and more expensive. Purley remains a very leafy suburb in nature with the spacious Purley Downs golf course situated to the east.

To the west of Purley lies Woodcote where substantial detached properties set in their own grounds can be found. Woodcote, a spacious and leafy suburb with its own green has a real village feel to it. The large, private Webb Estate can be found within Woodcote, with its highly desirable properties commanding prices of £1 million plus.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters, professional couples, larger families requiring good schools and green space. Woodcote and the Webb estate attract the very wealthy

Local Area Info - Selsdon

Selsdon, which lies between Sanderstead and Forestdale, is situated some 15 miles from the centre of London and only 8 miles from the M25. The busy high street has a large number of small shops alongside several banks, restaurants and pubs. Green fields and golf courses still largely surround Selsdon to the east and south. Although no train service exists, there are frequent bus services to the nearby town centres of Croydon and Bromley. Sanderstead station lies only a brief drive away. Housing is predominantly semi-detached and post 1930's surrounding the high street, although larger detached properties lie to the south towards Warlingham and to the north towards South Croydon. Property between Selsdon and Forestdale consists of smaller 1960's and 70's built houses and flats laid out in cul-de-sacs.

WHO LIVES HERE? Families and young couples. Commuters who use the M25 and more mature families in the larger houses to the north and south of the high street heading towards Sanderstead.

Local Area Info - South Croydon & CR2

South Croydon lies between the bustling town centres of Croydon and Purley and extends along either side of the main Brighton Road that connects them. Its train station, which serves the busy East Croydon stop, is situated to the north end of South Croydon. In addition, the area is well served by local bus routes. Although there often seems no discernible border with the major retail centre of Croydon, South Croydon remains the focus for much of the town's nightlife. Restaurants, bars pubs and wine bars can be found in abundance alongside smaller shops and general stores.

Properties surrounding the Croydon end of the high street are mainly Victorian in age, many of which have been converted into one and two bedroom flats that are very popular with young, first time buyers. Rented accommodation is also readily available here. More recent developments of apartments can be found surrounding the open grounds of Whitgift School and close to the train station. Heading south towards Purley finds more traditional Victorian terraced and semi-detached properties immediate to the main Brighton Road, although more substantial and expensive detached houses can be found to the east towards Lloyds Park.

WHO LIVES HERE? Couples. Loyal locals and young families.

Local Area Info - West Croydon & CR7

West Croydon borders the bustling shops and retail centre of Croydon and the diverse and multicultural suburb of Thornton Heath. Its train station lies to the north of Croydon's main high street and serves both London Bridge and Victoria stations. West Croydon is also the terminating stop for a large number of the local bus routes and so benefits from a comprehensive service. With the major commercial centre of Croydon so near, West Croydon's shops are mainly small and independent.
Housing is predominantly terraced and a mixture of Victorian, 1920's and '30's in style and age. To the west of the main Mitcham Road can be found a large number of 1960's built flats and houses which are largely council owned. To the east of West Croydon lies the Wellesley Road where a large concentration of office buildings can be found which reach into Croydon's town centre.

WHO LIVES HERE? Loyal locals. Families requiring good value for their money and first time buyers

Addiscombe has its own busy high street well stocked with many convenience stores and smaller independent shops. The railway station has long gone although the new tram link runs through the centre of the high street and could well influence house prices in the future.
Housing is mainly post 1930's terraces and semi-detached along tight streets off the busy Lower Addiscombe Road. Some larger Victorian properties can be found although nearly all of these have been converted into flats. Larger houses can be found further south towards the Upper Addiscombe Road although they are predominantly semi-detached and detached and built from the 1920's onwards; housing here lies in more spacious, tree lined streets and cul-de-sacs.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters who use East Croydon station. Families and loyal locals

Local Area Info - CR8 & KENLEY

Kenley is situated approximately one mile to the east of Purley and has its own small train station that serves East Croydon and ultimately London Bridge and Victoria. Within easy reach of the M25, housing in the area remains popular with commuters. Lying to the south side of the busy Godstone Road that leads to Whyteleafe, Kenley has its own small parade of shops and restaurants. With the larger shopping centres of Purley and Croydon to hand, these local shops are of a convenience nature.
Houses running along the main Godstone Road are predominantly terraced and semi-detached. Heading south towards the open areas of Kenley Aerodrome finds a large number of substantial detached houses set in their own grounds. Kenley is a leafy suburb with many open, green areas such as Kenley Common and the Coulsdon Manor Golf Club surrounding it.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters and families near the Godstone Road. Wealthy families requiring good schools and green space in the larger detached housing to the south.

Local Area Info - CR8 & RIDDLESDOWN

Riddlesdown lies to the east of the busy town centre of Purley and is framed by the main Godstone Road that serves Whyteleafe and Caterham. Situated 15 miles from the centre of London and only 7 from the M25, this suburb remains popular with commuters due to its two train stations, Purley and Riddlesdown, both providing regular services to London Victoria and London Bridge.
Riddlesdown is a hilly, leafy suburb focused around the Purley Downs Golf Course and the wide-open parkland that runs parallel with the Godstone Road up to Whyteleafe, from which Riddlesdown derives its name. Housing on the Purley side of Riddlesdown remains largely detached and dates from the 1930's onwards. House size increases as you climb up the areas leafy, tree lined roads. Properties to the east of Riddlesdown's two small parades of shops that surround its train station, are predominantly semi-detached and lie in close-knit, tidy cul-de-sacs and avenues. Heading east towards Sanderstead, house sizes increase as you climb the hill.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters, families looking for good schools and open park land. Older

Local Area Info - E25 & SELHURST

Selhurst, situated to the north of Croydon between Thornton Heath and Norwood, lies 11 miles from the centre of London and 12.5 miles from the M25. Although situated an easy bus ride from the busy retail centre of Croydon, Selhurst has its own bustling, multicultural community of small independent shops, supermarkets and restaurants, which can largely be found lining the main Whitehorse and Selhurst roads.

Commercial properties, warehouses and small businesses sit side-by-side amidst tight roads of Victorian and 1960's built terraced housing. As you climb the hill along the Whitehorse Road towards Norwood from Croydon, properties increase in size with neat rows of Victorian and mid-war semis, the best of which skirt the grounds of Selhurst Park Stadium, the home of Crystal Palace Football Club. As you continue up the hill, many properties offer a spectacular view over Croydon and its suburbs to the south. A further busy parade of shops lies at the northern end of the Selhurst Road, whilst a large number of flats and modern apartment blocks can be found as you head south along its route towards Selhurst train station.

WHO LIVES HERE? Families looking for value for money, loyal locals.

Local Area Info - CR0 & SHIRLEY

Shirley is situated between the busy high street of West Wickham and the large town centres of Croydon and Bromley. The main high street has a village feel to it and comprises small shops, estate agents, pubs and restaurants. Although Shirley has no train station of its own, it is served by frequent bus services to both Croydon and Bromley with their main line services.

Shirley has a mix of housing styles dating predominantly from the 1930's onwards. Houses to the south of the Wickham Road are generally larger than those to the north. Properties are mainly semi-detached and terraced although Shirley Hills, with its more open park land has some quite exceptional large, million pound plus bracket houses situated along wide private roads. A number of newly constructed executive housing developments, the largest of which being the 1980's built Shirley Oaks development, have sprung up near the high street - no doubt attracted to the numerous golf courses and parks immediately surrounding this leafy suburb. Developments of larger, modern, detached houses can also be found along both Orchard Way and the Upper Shirley Road.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters who use East Croydon. Families who require green space and good schools. The very wealthy in Shirley Hills.

Local Area Info - CR7 & THORNTON HEATH

Suburban Thornton Heath is a 19th-century creation spurred on by the arrival of the railway. 20 minutes from Victoria Station and even closer in proximity to the busy town centre of Croydon, the area is now recognised as one of the last remaining outposts of cheap, affordable property within an easy, commutable distance from London.

Although situated an easy bus ride from the busy retail centre of Croydon, Thornton Heath has its own bustling, multicultural community of small independent shops, supermarkets and restaurants, which can largely be found lining the main London and Bridgestock roads. Thornton Heath remains very urban in its nature although small open areas such as Grangewood Park still punctuate its environs.
Thornton Heath's housing is as diverse as its culture. Late Victorian, Edwardian and 1930s semi-detached homes can be found in abundance. Larger Victorian terraces have become flats, and there are plenty of family homes with gardens for very reasonable prices. Amongst the large number of Victorian semis, can also be found newer '60's town houses and '30's style Tudor properties. Quite a high percentage of properties are rented.

WHO LIVES HERE? Loyal locals, families requiring good value for their money. First time buyers.

Local Area Info - CR0 & WADDON

Waddon, situated to the west of Croydon, lies 11 miles from the centre of London and 9 miles from the M25. The area remains a focal point for the borough's light industry and large commercial retail parks, a majority of which are located off the Purley Way. Here, major retail names such as Dixons, Ikea, PC World and Habitat can be found, alongside leisure and entertainment complexes such as Warner Cinemas and TGI Fridays. The busy Mitcham Road, a much used bypass to Croydon's town centre, frames the suburb to the east.

Waddon train station, located near to Fiveways Corner, a major road junction, provides services into London Bridge and London Victoria. Housing off and around the Purley Way is a mixture of mid-war terraces and semi-detached. Wandle Park and Waddon Ponds provide some much needed green relief in an area where residential and commercial properties sit side-by-side each other.

WHO LIVES HERE? Families looking for value for money, loyal locals.

Local Area Info - CR0, SE25, WOODSIDE & NORWOOD

Generally cheaper than Upper Norwood, both areas have a real mix of properties and styles. South Norwood has its own parade of shops centred along the busy Portland Road. Small independent shops can be found alongside an abundance of restaurants and pubs. Woodside has its own small high street just to the west of the leafy Woodside Green, which is overlooked by a number of larger Victorian houses converted into flats. Norwood Junction station, which is a few minutes walk from the busy Portland Road, is the first stop from East Croydon and serves mainline London stations with a regular service.

Housing is a mixture of 1930's semi's and terraces, low rise council houses and small blocks of purpose built flats. Some large Victorian villas can be found amongst the more modern housing, but all of these are now converted to flats.

WHO LIVES HERE? Families looking for value for money, loyal locals, first time buyers and commuters.

Local Area Info - SE19 & UPPER NORWOOD

Framed by Crystal Palace with its large open parkland and the tightly stocked roads of South Norwood, the suburban sprawl of Croydon, Upper Norwood has the feel of a real London borough. This aspiration seems to rise along with its geography, as Norwood and Crystal Palace sit high up, looking down upon Croydon to the south and the City to the north.

As you climb the hill from South Norwood, the mainly 1920's and 30's properties become predominantly semi-detached, residing in the occasional tree lined road. Spacious Victorian properties, which offer popular flat conversions and larger family homes, dominate the housing around the popular Church Road and Westow Hill. Here Norwood meets Crystal Palace and a busy parade of shops can be found alongside a growing number of restaurants and bars all of which lie under the shadow of Southeast London's own Eiffel Tower, the Crystal Palace Mast. Punctuating the largely grand Victorian housing, modern purpose built flats alongside a number of council properties offer a real mixture of styles that seems to mirror the diverse character of the area.

Situated only 7 miles from the centre of London, Upper Norwood and Crystal Palace could well become very sought-after locations as London's housing prices continue to spiral and people look for more value elsewhere.

WHO LIVES HERE? Flat-hunters of all descriptions. Loyal locals, first time buyers and families.

Local Area Info - CR0 & FORESTDALE

Forestdale is situated between Selsdon, with its busy high street, and Addington and still remains largely surrounded by green fields and golf courses to the east and south. This private estate, which was built in the 1960's, has its own parade of shops and facilities. Although no train services exist near to hand, Forestdale benefits from a frequent bus service to Croydon and nearby Selsdon. Properties consist of small low-rise blocks of flats and maisonettes laid out in cul-de-sacs. Within easy walking distance of the new tram link serving Croydon, Beckenham and Wimbledon, property values here could well rise.

WHO LIVES HERE? Young families and first time buyers


New Addington is a purpose built estate constructed largely in the 1960's and is still largely bordered by green fields to the east and west. Property consists mainly of flats, terraced, maisonette and semi-detached style housing. A large number of these properties are council owned and rented. Addington has no train service although travel into Croydon and Bromley is provided by frequent bus services. The new tram link provides an additional route of access to Croydon, Beckenham and Wimbledon.
Addington Village has no high street and is centred about the grounds of the old St Mary's Church (1080) and the grand surrounds of Addington Place with its golf club and park. Property dates vary vastly although it consists largely of semi-detached and detached houses.

WHO LIVES HERE? Families and commuters in Addington Village. Young and old families in New Addington.


With its three train stations, Smitham, Coulsdon South and Woodmansterne, all of which serve East Croydon and ultimately London Bridge and Victoria, Coulsdon remains popular with commuters. Coulsdon's high street lies along the busy Brighton Road and houses a mixture of well-known names such as Waitrose and smaller independent shops and restaurants. Coulsdon South station is situated a short walk from the high street further along the Brighton Road and has ample car parking.
Housing to the west along the Chipstead Valley Road is predominantly terraced and semi-detached built in the 1920's and '30's although some detached properties can be found as you near Woodcote Park Golf Course. A further small parade of shops can be found heading west towards Woodmansterne station and Chipstead. Coulsdon is a leafy suburb, bordered by the green open areas of Farthing Downs to the south and the exclusive Coulsdon Manor Golf Course to the east.

Old Coulsdon is linked to Coulsdon by two main roads: the Coulsdon Road and Marlpit Lane. Between these two roads lies more substantial detached housing and open parkland. Old Coulsdon itself maintains a village feel with its own small parade of shops, a church and a large pub. Frequent bus services provide transport to nearby Coulsdon, Purley and Caterham. Old Coulsdon has no railway station of its own and most residents who commute to London drive to either Coulsdon South or Caterham train stations.

WHO LIVES HERE? Commuters, families and professional couples

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