Estate Agents in Streatham SW16
Found mainly in the London Borough of Lambeth, Streatham is a South London district with a population in excess of 55,000 people; according to the 2011 census. It is a lively and cosmopolitan area that features many big city amenities without the overbearing traffic, relentless noise and out of control prices of central London.
Due to a variety of factors Streatham experienced a prolonged period of stagnation beginning in the 1970s. However, shortly after the turn of the 21st century, the town became a beneficiary of the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund and money earmarked for renewal projects began to pour in. The regeneration of Streatham in recent times, both council led and by private entities, has helped to create a modern destination that is highly popular with people looking for property in this part of London.
There has been a strong influx of people into Streatham in recent years, and this has revitalised the area. These new residents are typically well-educated and successful, with many commuting to various locations in the capital via the Southern Line and/or the Thameslink. There has also been significant change with some big names and many local retailers setting up in the area, making Streatham a community with heart and soul.
If you are looking for a break from central London home prices and would like to live in an area that is minutes from The City, convenient to both Heathrow and Gatwick, loaded with exciting culinary experiences, and with top-notch schools for the kids, you will be hard-pressed to do better than Streatham. In many ways, it is the best of both worlds.
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What Streatham has to offer
Streatham and shopping go hand in hand
Shopping has always been synonymous with Streatham. The first supermarket in the country was established here, with Premier Supermarkets (from the Express Dairies chain) setting up in 1951. That supermarket may be long gone but with M&S Food Hall on Streatham High Road, you can grab everything you need for an excellent meal at home. There is further good news coming in the form of Aldi, which is scheduled to open in January of 2018, taking over in the location that you probably know best as the old Morrison’s supermarket.
With so many places to grab food, you’ll want to increase your exercise levels and thankfully, there is another gym option coming to the heart of Streatham. In fact, this is The Gym and they are located right next to the new Aldi so you can work up a sweat and then make sure you are eating right in one easy move. Mind you, you don’t want to overdo things on the exercise front, and this is why it is great to know that there are plenty of places where you can indulge yourself. Whether you need a caffeine boost to act as a pick-me-up or a sweet treat to reward yourself for your efforts, there are plenty of options. Café Barcelona is a very popular option, and one that we recommend, and you also have I Love Coffee, and both of these are situated on Streatham High Road. If you’re meeting friends or just have some time to kill, these are fantastic options regarding the small businesses and retailers that are serving the Streatham community with pride…and with lots of caffeine!
There are plenty of transport options in Streatham
Streatham Railway Station is found on Streatham High Road and is located in Travelcard Zone 3, with services provided by Thameslink and Southern. Thameslink provide connections to Luton and Bedford by means of Blackfriars, and to St Pancras in the City, while also providing connections to Wimbledon. Southern offer connections between West Croydon and London Bridge.
There are also three other railway stations within easy reach of Streatham, with Norbury Railway Station, Streatham Common Railway Station and Streatham Hill Station all providing travel options for local residents.
Streatham offers suitable educational options
Highly regarded primary schools in Streatham include St Leonard’s Church of England Primary School, located on Mitcham Lane, St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, found on Polworth Road and Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School which is found on Northanger Road. For secondary schools in Streatham, Woodmansterne School on Stockport Road is a good option and in 2013, it received an Ofsted rating of “Outstanding”. You can also consider Granton Primary School, on Granton Road, as this is another school that received an “Outstanding” mark from Ofsted. There are some excellent schools providing kids with a strong level of education, making Streatham an ideal destination for parents wanting to support their children.
Probably the most highly regarded secondary school option in Streatham is Streatham and Clapham High School which is an independent all-girls school and this is located on Abbotswood Road. There is also Dunraven School, found on Leigham Court Road and the schools’ motto of “Excellence For All” is one that stands up. Any parent looking for a strongly regarded secondary school of the Roman Catholic faith will find that Bishop Thomas Grant on Belltrees Grove is well worth considering.
Get some fresh air in Streatham
You will not struggle for parkland areas in Streatham with Streatham Common being a popular destination and options like Tooting Bec Common within easy reach. You should also find that Streatham offers more than enough options for dining, drinking, socialising and entertainment, making it a fantastic option for potential homebuyers.
Of course, when it comes to the best greenery in Streatham, you’ll find it hard to argue against The Rookery. Sometimes referred to as London’s Secret Garden, The Rookery is located in Streatham Common, and with a glorious fountain and stunning flowers, in sight and smell, this is a tranquil oasis that will help you forget your troubles and strife. No matter what sort of day you are having, finding the time to relax in The Rookery will always be a good idea.
As of November 2017, Zoopla lists the average property value of Streatham as £529,961 while in the past 12 months, the average price paid for property in Streatham stands at £522,062. In the past six months, the average price paid for property in Streatham stands at £536,406 and the average price paid for property in the past three months is listed as £523,041.
The London Square complex in Streatham Hill has drawn many people to the area, while helping to create a focal point for the local community. Residents can benefit from the gated security, a concierge service and even an internal gym, but property developments do not come alone and Streatham Hill has witnessed a great number of changes in recent times. The fact that Streatham Hill is just six miles from the heart of London with Victoria Station being reachable in less than 20 minutes is great, but there is plenty to enjoy on your doorstep. Morning, noon and night, Streatham is buzzing and bristling with opportunity, and when it comes to food and drink, you will not struggle for options.
You can sample some of the finest British cuisine in the local area, with the Hood restaurant developing an excellent reputation, but Streatham Hill allows you to taste food from around the world. Knowing you can dine on some of the finest Japanese, Mexican, Thai, Lebanese, Spanish, Turkish and Indian food and then walk the meal off as you head home is a great starting point when planning any night. The inclusion of the M&S Simply Food store on the ground floor of the London Square Streatham Hill complex means you can enjoy the finest meals when eating at home. Whether it’s a hot date, a romantic meal for two, something for all the family or just some snacks for yourself while you relax, the arrival of this M&S food outlet in Streatham Hill gives you all the options you need for a brilliant night out.
If you aren’t bothered about a meal but you do need a quick pick me up, Batch & Co in Streatham Hill is an independent coffee store that offers plenty of coffee, cakes, pastries and even alcohol if you feel that something stronger than an espresso is in order. If you do want to venture out from Streatham Hill, you don’t even need to head to the heart of London. Streatham is handily located for Brixton, Clapham, Balham and Dulwich, ensuring you can find the entertainment, leisure, dining or shopping option that meets your needs. If you enjoy rock n roll and being part of the crowd, Brixton and Clapham will appeal but for a more laid-back day or night out, check out Dulwich and its classic village style.
As of November 2017, Zoopla states that the average property value of Streatham Hill as £529,333 while in the past 12 months, the average price paid for property in Streatham Hill stands at £520,907. In the past six months, the average price paid for property in Streatham Hill stands at £536,273 and the average price paid for Streatham Hill property in the past three months is listed as £519,992. Zoopla also provides property prices and a value for Streatham Vale. As of November 2017, the average value of Streatham Vale property stands at £494,423 with the average price paid for Streatham Vale property in the past 12 months coming in at £494,427.
At Oaks Estate Agents, we are very proud to call Streatham home and if you are thinking about setting up home in the area, we are more than happy to help.
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The Housing Market in Streatham
Streatham doesn’t offer the variety of entertainment options you will get in, say, Brixton. (Brixton, however, is only minutes away up the A23, so if you are overcome with a desire to go clubbing you can easily indulge yourself.) The lack of things like live music and discos might seem a negative to some but to others, particularly those with young kids, it can be a definite plus. The town’s more laid back demeanour helps explain why the housing market here is so lively and why so many families have been snapping up properties from Streatham Common to Streatham Hill.
Whatever type of property you are looking for you are likely to find it here, from 2-up, 2-downs to spacious semi-detached homes in a variety of styles, to stately Victorian detached homes, Georgian townhouses and mansions, and ultra-modern flats with all the latest digital infrastructure and stunning views to boot. If you would like to engage in a conversion of an old commercial property there are plenty of opportunities for that too. Essentially, whatever you want it is a fair bet you will be able to find it in Streatham.
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