What's it like to live in Croydon?

5 Jan 2018
Published in London
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Fancy a move to London but not sure where to live? Read our handy guides for everything you need to know.

The London Borough of Croydon

Croydon is the second largest London borough by population located in south London and home to the Croydon Facelift. Croydon has a bustling centre which consists of two shopping centres, Centrale and Whitgift and a commercial centre. From East Croydon train station you can get into central London in 15 minutes and Gatwick Airport is also just a short train ride away for when you need a quick getaway. Like with most of south London here are an abundance of parks and green spaces to enjoy such as Coombe Wood and Wandle Park. 

As well as a bustling centre offering a great night out with ample pubs and clubs, Croydon has a quieter side. On the outskirts you'll find picturesque villages such as Whyteleafe situated in the North Downs.

Popular areas of Croydon include

Quirky facts about Croydon

  • Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes once lived in Croydon.
  • Croydon is mentioned in the Doomsday book of 1068
  • Croydon was the first area outside central London to use postcodes
  • Stormzy grew up in Thornton Heath

Here's the statistical bit

Currently the average house price for a detached home in Croydon is £416 which is significantly lower than the London average house prices of £798k. A semi detached property will cost around £485k and a terraced £395k. A flat will cost around £299k

Properties for rent in Croydon

If you would like to search for properties to rent in Croydon you can use our free and easy to use search engine, simply enter a postcode or type in an area. If you're still not sure of where to live you can fill out our free questionnaire which will do the searching for you.

Properties for sale in Croydon

If you would like to search for properties for sale in Croydon you can use our free and easy to use search engine, simply enter a postcode or type in an area. If you're still not sure of where to live you can fill out our free questionnaire which will do the searching for you.

 

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