Croydon in south London is a large suburban centre in its own right. It has become so important that it has one of the largest shopping districts outside of central London and a developed night-time economy. The area has suffered a bit of a bad reputation because of the abundance of dodgy 60’s architecture but in the last decade, it has turned into a real development hotspot. Since 2000 Croydon has been home to London’s only Tram line which connects the central and west Croydon to Beckenham, New Addington and Wimbledon. Croydon has lots of A-list notable former residents, particularly musical ones including Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse and Adele.
But where are the best places to live in Croydon? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital and ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific homes. Here are the answers.
So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Croydon.
Prices and rents in Croydon
The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Croydon is £330,000. The average rent for a 2-bed property is £1,300 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 6 per cent per year as demand to live here has risen. This means growth has outstripped the whole of the CR postcode by a full percentage point.