Properties in Brockley, Lewisham are considered the next step in the chain for those wishing to move out of Shoreditch.
You only have to walk around Brockley to see for yourself the buzzing streets, parks, neighbourly shops and restaurants. Identified as part of the postcode SE4, Brockley neighbours Crofton Park, Ladywell and Forest Hill in Lewisham and owing to it’s quirky nature, is seen as the Auntie to Shoreditch, which is currently undergoing its own significant regeneration and modernisation programme.
Many London residents bored with City life, in places such as Shoreditch see Brockley as the next step in their property ladder. Lewisham is familiar in scenery, without the hustle and bustle of the daily grind of being in the hub of London.
This district has been designated a conservation area by the Heritage Conservation Authority and is home to the Brockley Conservation Area. Since 1974, this Association has managed to designate this area as protected, in order to retain its identity and character. As such, very few new buildings have been built there in recent years and the site has kept it’s tree-lined streets and Victorian terraces.
Brockley contains several attractive open spaces, amongst them Blythe Hill, Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries (opened in 1858 and now a nature reserve) and Hilly Fields. The latter was saved from development by the Commons Preservation Society and local groups in the 1880s and 1890s (including Octavia Hill, one of the founders of the National Trust). In 1896, after being bought with the proceeds of private donations and funding from the London County Council, the fields were transformed from old brickpits and ditches into a park. The park became a regular meeting place for the Suffragette movement between 1907 and 1914.
Property for sale in Brockley falls below the London average pricing scale, as it is still undergoing major regeneration; therefore proving a popular choice for first time buyers and investors alike.
For transport, there are three overland railway stations, Crofton, Ladywell and Brockley stations, as well as buses with direct access to Victoria, Lewisham and London Bridge. These options prove a popular choice for City workers, who want to live in leafy suburbs, whilst maintaining their City lifestyle.
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