As a Croydon old town resident (Abbey road) I have found with the last couple of months being asked by my work colleagues what is like to live in the area, popularity for Croydon old town has been growing steadily and now even more so after the completion of the Wandle park and the much anticipated "Croydon old town masterplan" with the new Morrison's also completed plus a MegaSainsbury's supermarket (Tesco have also thrown their hat in the ring by announcing a MegaTesco will replace the john Lewis on purely way) and the excellent transport links, Vue Cinema, South Croydon's restaurant quarter, and the new property development "south quarter" etc the area is fast becoming the area many had tipped it would be. With lovely spacious terrace Victorian houses with high ceilings and period features e.g. Sash windows, Original fire places, outside toilet, wooden floors etc, (if kept by the owners) the big rooms are a result of these properties having a outside toilet and no bathroom in the house which was common during the Victorian times. Also with both the Parish ChurchCofE Junior & Parish ChurchCofE Nursery and Infant achieving excellent Ofsted reports this has also attracted young couples wanting to start their own families. Even with the surge in popularity Croydon old town properties are still relatively within reach of young buyers given the average price of a property in Croydon old town is under £250,000 but prices are rising by the month so it will not be long before the homes in this area are out of the reach of those who are young and want an area to bring up their growing families.
So here's to Croydon old town the area which is quickly gaining its own unique identify amongst those who are in search of areas close to London but still affordable and with good investment potential.