Croydon is gaining a reputation for being maybe the most enlightened, convenient, and satisfying place to live in all of South London. The town can trace its roots to the Saxon period, but didn’t really become a major hub in South London until the arrival of the railroad. Between 1801 and 1901 the population of the town increased more than 20-fold. Today, it has one of the largest retail economies in Greater London and is a major draw for companies large and small, traditional and cutting edge.
Where Are the Best Places to Live in the Croydon Borough?
Addiscombe – Home to a thriving community shopping area which boasts a traditional butchers, greengrocer, florist and a wide array of additional popular and well-regarded local amenities. Commuters flock here due to the fact that it is served by four Tramline links, whilst nature lovers enjoy the wide and expansive lavish green space that both Addiscombe Recreation Ground and Ashburton Park offer in abundance.
Croydon Town Centre – People who love the hustle and bustle of the big city, but find central London to be overwhelming, will love living in Croydon Town Centre. Everything you want is right at your fingertips including supermarkets, malls, pharmacies and bespoke retailers, along with pubs, cafes, and dozens of outstanding restaurants to suit every taste. There are fitness clubs, rental car agencies, cinemas and a wide array of housing options.
Norbury – 200 years ago Norbury had a population of less than 60 and you could count the number of significant structures on one hand. Today, it’s a lively residential area with a diverse population and a bustling High Street. Outsiders are drawn to the area for its plentiful and affordable housing, its many amenities and its convenient location.
South Croydon – The area has a settled atmosphere with large, timber-framed houses and mature trees lining local roads. Families find South Croydon much to their liking for being safe and clean and because of its excellent location and schools.
South Norwood – Quiet suburban area popular in part due to its London postcode and varied architecture. The residential roads are flooded with quaint Victorian cottages, picturesque and grand Edwardian houses and 1960’s townhouses. Both South Norwood High Street and Portland Road offer a diverse selection of independent boutique shops, restaurants offering cuisine from all around the world and both gastro and traditional public houses.
Oaks Puts You in Touch With Croydon
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