5 best places to live in Brixton

How do you know where to find the best property developments in Brixton? Just ask the people who live there! That’s exactly what we did to put together our list of the 5 best places to live in Brixton. Read on to see what our resident reviewers think are the best spots in one of South London’s most vibrant areas.

What is living in Brixton like?

While many may lament the changes, within a single generation Brixton has completely reinvented itself. It has shrugged off its prior reputation for crime, poverty and unrest from the 80s and 90s, emerging as one of London’s coolest and most culturally vibrant areas.

Today, Brixton offers incredible variety, and that goes for everything. Shopping, restaurants, markets, entertainment, cultural attractions (big and small), green spaces to chill, Brixton has it all.

Why is Brixton so popular?

People are flocking to Brixton for two main reasons: opportunity and atmosphere. It’s an area that is undeniably on the up and up, thanks to continued urban renewal efforts and private investment pouring in.

At the same time, Brixton fights to maintains its authenticity. The deep roots of the community are still felt throughout the area, and can be seen in the unique shops, markets, restaurants and events that are constantly serving up something new.

Average property prices in Brixton in 2021

While the sizeable dip in property prices affecting London in mid-2020 did reach Brixton, they have since normalised. Foxtons reports that on average, property prices in Brixton have risen by over 2% in the past year. Flats are the most popular property type sold here, going for an average of around £480,000.

However, when it comes to renting, you’re more likely to find competitive rates in Brixton. Compared to the London average, rental rates in Brixton are 23.8% lower at £424 per week.

5 best places to live in Brixton

If Brixton’s undeniable energy and culture are appealing to you, then the best place to get a sense of the market is with our residents’ top-ranked developments. These are top 5 places to live in Brixton according to the people who live in new build homes in the area. Based solely on their reviews, the following developments have the best overall scores.

1. Brixton Square, SW9

Barratt Homes
4.15 (12 reviews) 4.15 (12 reviews)
Area guide to Brixton
Brixton Square development

At the very top of our list is Brixton Square, which combines the appeal of thoughtful, modern design with an unbeatable location. Residents say they love being so close to Brixton station and the beating heart of the area, Brixton Village. The development itself offers swish apartments including duplex, penthouse style apartments on top of the two purpose-built blocks – Milles Square and Carney Place. There’s also a handful of retail outlets on site and a wide range of attractive facilities for residents to use.

Read reviews and details of Brixton Square, SW9

2. The Edge, SW9

Taylor Wimpey
3.95 (9 reviews) 3.95 (9 reviews)
Area guide to Brixton
The Edge development

Next up is The Edge, which has nothing to do with Irish rock band sensation U2. It is in fact a Taylor Wimpey development on Gresham Road in the centre of Brixton. It features one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all within close proximity to Brixton Village and Brixton’s Underground and National Rail stations. From here, residents can hop on the Victoria line and reach the West End in under 20 minutes.

Read reviews and details of The Edge, SW9

3. Oval Quarter, SW9

Higgins Homes
3.86 (36 reviews) 3.86 (36 reviews)
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oval quarter sw9 street view

Third on our list is Oval Quarter. Completed in 2017, this residential development features 808 units, with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments alongside a range of three and four-bedroom houses. Myatt’s Fields Park is only a 6-minute walk away and there’s a good range of transport options within the surrounding area, including Oval and Stockwell Underground stations as well as Loughborough Junction and Denmark Hill rail stations.

Read reviews and details of Oval Quarter, SW9

4. Singer Mews, SW4

Notting Hill Genesis
4.53 (3 reviews) 4.53 (3 reviews)
Area guide to Brixton

Singer Mews is a mixed-use development from Notting Hill Genesis, consisting of Shared Ownership, private sale, social rent and retail units. There are 77 flats available here, with one, two and three bedrooms. The development itself actually sits in the Stockwell area between Clapham and Brixton, which puts residents in a good position to take advantage of both.

Read reviews and details of Singer Mews, SW4

5. Brixton Centric, SW2

Muse Developments
4.10 (based on 1 review) 4.10 (1 review)
Area guide to Brixton
Brixton Centric development

Brixton Centric is, as the name suggests, well placed in the centre of Brixton. This gives residents the chance to enjoy Brixton Village and landmarks like the Ritzy Cinema that are right on their doorstep. Scoring highly in all areas and particularly for its design, residents enjoy the look and feel of the development as much as the access it offers.

Read reviews and details of Brixton Centric, SW2

If you want to know more about what to expect from Brixton, our dedicated guide below has plenty of extra information. Here you’ll also find all our listings for both sales and rental properties.

Brixton

Brixton
Back in the 1980s, Brixton was talked-about more for its high crime rates than anything else. But heavy investment and a host of new business have transformed this rainbow-coloured neighbourhood for the better. Brixton’s a creative hub packed with street art, independent shops and Read more about Brixton

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