As a major town centre in its own right with reasonable London pricing, and many new developments that are drastically improving the area, this region has a wide range of housing options, including period properties that would be significantly more expensive in Zone 2.
Croydon also has fantastic shops, restaurants, bars, and clubs, so residents don’t have to travel to Central London for entertainment.
However, if they do, or must commute, public transportation is superb.
Shopping and entertainment opportunities are all over Croydon, from the expansive high street with its two shopping centres, to the retail parks such as Valley Park and The Colonnades.
South Croydon is renowned for its restaurants and cocktail bars, whilst East Croydon station commuters can reach Victoria and London Bridge in about 20 minutes if they’re looking to have a night out in a different area.
Green spaces are prevalent in Croydon, with parks all over the area.
Lloyd Park offers sprawling fields and trees, as well as a children’s playground, whilst Waddon Ponds are a relaxing place to cool off in the warmer months.
Thanks to the brilliant transportation links that Croydon offers, visiting other nearby areas such as Crystal Palace proves to be straightforward.
Education opportunities are great, with many schools from nursery all the way up to college and even further being present.
Croydon College even offers university courses for the academically minded individuals interested.