Things to do
Streatham is filled with things to do that cater to all ages, abilities and interests.
On Streatham High Road you will find the usual collection of High Street shopping favourites as well as a growing number of wine bars, restaurants and cafes which cater to the increasingly affluent residents. If you are seeking entertainment, there is a large Odeon where you can watch and enjoy all the latest cinematic releases, or visit the Hideaway, a Jazz, Funk, Swing and Soul music venue but it is also used to host stand-up comedy nights.
Green space is one of Streatham’s greatest assets. Streatham Common is a well tended, protected conservation area and has a lovely terraced garden. Also The Rookery is a nearby beautifully landscaped garden. Streatham Common provides an attractive background for the summer theatre. Both Streatham Common and the nearby Tooting Bec Common provide local residents with sports facilities for tennis, bowling and horse riding. Tooting Bec also has a Lido and an athletics track. Streatham also offers the newly opened Streatham Ice and Leisure Centre in which you can ice-skate, use the gym or sports hall facilities and swim.
Currently there is lots of regeneration planned for Streatham including The London Square development which is working to restore the façade of the old Mega Bowl. Another part of the Streatham Hill development is the commission of a new theatre which will be run by ThinkTank and led by director Andy McKeane.
At Townends Estate Agents Streatham we have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or rent within the catchment area for many of Streatham’s Ofsted ranked schools. To view all of our available properties to sale and rent in and around Streatham, use our property search now.
Transport links in and around Streatham
Streatham’s proximity to London has always made it a popular location for commuters. There are three railway stations Streatham, Streatham Common and Streatham Hill (Travelcard Zone 3), mean you’re only 15 minutes from Victoria Station and 20 minutes from London Bridge. There are also frequent trains which will take you in the opposite direction, to Surrey.
Streatham has fantastic bus routes and is the busiest London linked bus route after Oxford Street. There is a 24 hour service which runs to Brixton underground station – which on weekends also operates a 24 hour service. Streatham High Road is located on the A23 which will ultimately take you to Brighton, but is also an excellent link into London.
Who lives in Streatham?
Typical residents in Streatham are 20 to 30 year olds looking for better value for money than its more upmarket neighbours Clapham and Belham. It is also popular amongst commuters and working professionals due to its proximity to London.
With the new regeneration planned and new flats being built, Streatham will also become a popular locations for buy-to-let investment purchases.
Streatham has seen a large increase in first time buyers as neighbouring Balham, Clapham and Tooting are out of price range. The same applies to tenants who are quite happy to commute by bus and train are not dependant on having a local tube stop (although Brixton is only a 10 minute bus ride away!)
The Property Market in Streatham
The property market in Streatham is strong, according to Zoopla there has been a 1.89% increase in property prices in this area, this equates to a value change of £9,535.
Most properties are Victorian, Edwardian and 1930s buildings ranging from large six bedroom houses with gardens (Streatham Common, parts of Streatham Hill and the streets off the High Road) to three and four bedroom semi-detached houses, terraces and cottages. Conversions can be found across the area and there is an abundance of mansion blocks and purpose built properties close to Streatham Hill offering good value for money. This fabulous selection of properties offers something for both buyers and tenants alike. The Streatham postcode SW16 is covered by four different London boroughs, more than any other postcode region.
Typical asking prices in Streatham are currently averaging at £588,533 for a 3 bedroom house and £439, 403 for a 2 bedroom flat. If you are looking to rent, approximate rental prices pcm are £1,385 for a 2 bedroom house and £1,478 for a 2 bedroom flat.