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/ by Simon Smith

Where to live in Brockley

Since 2013, Brockley’s property market has seen considerable change. The number of affluent buyers migrating from South West and North London is high, accounting for around 60 to 70% of our registered buyers. As a result of this increased demand, we’re now achieving better prices which are more on a par with our illustrious neighbours in East Dulwich and Blackheath. The shift in demographic has allowed the area to move in a more trendy direction, prompting many new eateries to open, including The Orchard, The Gantry and the Brockley Deli.

Buyers find Brockley’s array of properties very appealing, particularly as many are tucked away into neat and defined areas.

Although The Brockley Conservation Area, which is centered around Hilly Fields Park, offers some grand six to seven bedroom houses costing in the region of £1.5 million, many have been subdivided into flats. These uniquely sized apartments provide buyers with sought after character homes. A one bedroom flat typically starts from around £300,000, rising to £600,000 for larger twoto three bedroom flats with gardens.

Crofton Park offers a range of characterful period properties with two bedroom Victorian houses costing between £450,000 and £500,000, and three bedroom houses which usually start in price from around £600,000 and provide great value for money. This traditionally quiet area conveniently has its own rail station, local shops and is also down the road from Blythe Hill Park.

Tucked away between these two areas is The Heath Estate, which offers a mixture of 20s,30s and Victorian houses with good size gardens and which offer great potential for extending. In addition, they are just a stone’s throw away from local amenities and the Ladywell rail station.

Brockley has its own station with trains traveling into London Bridge station regularly, taking just ten minutes. The roads surrounding the station have become popular among young professionals looking to live nearer for convenient commuting purposes, these roads include St Asaph Road and Revelon Road, and offer a range of neat two bedroom garden flats costing around £450,000, and three bedroom houses starting from £600,000.

The well regarded schools of Prendergast Hilly Fields College and The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School have always attracted families to the area. However, with the demand for homes located within good school catchment area’s continuously on the rise, the local council has spent a substantial sum on extending and building new schools in the hope of encouraging families to stay in the area longer instead of moving further afield when their children outgrow their current school. Subsequently, Gordonbrock Primary School, on Amyruth Road has been extended and there is a new primary school on Beecroft Road called Beecroft Garden Primary School.

For more information about buying, selling, letting or renting in the area, contact our Brockley branch.


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Simon Smith Sales Manager at KFH Brockley at South East London

Simon began his career in property in 1999, joining KFH in 2001 as a sales manager. In that time, Simon has overseen many branches within the London network including West Putney, Putney Hill, Bromley and Brockley, which is where he can be found today. In the five years he has managed the branch it has established itself as one of the area’s most successful. In his spare time Simon enjoys photography, playing golf and coaching his youngest son’s football team.

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