Things to do
There are plenty of things to do in Thornton Heath. As one of the most multi-cultural areas in Croydon it is a very vibrant town. The high street offers a number of pubs, restaurants and local shop and with Croydon close by, you are never short of places to eat, drink and relax. Croydon also provides access to regular nightlife, entertainment and the Whitgift Shopping Centre offers a broader range of shopping choices. Another popular location among the local community of Thornton Heath is the Leisure Centre. It offers a great range of classes and facilities that make it a fun visit for all.
Founded in 2014, the Thornton Heath Community Action Team is a group of residents and business who aim to deliver area improving projects. They are working with the local community to make Thornton Heath an area that its residents can be proud of, and people want to be a part of! There is also a series of regenerative projects taking place over the next three years working to make Thornton Heath a more attractive and safer environment.
Thornton Heath was also awarded The New Homes Bonus Grant which supports local people into local jobs. The local council are further working to improve the perception of Thornton Heath by installing local artwork around the town.
Thornton Heath’s architecture is predominantly Victorian. Two prime examples of this are St Alban’s Anglican Church and St Paul’s Church. St Alban’s Church was built in 1889 and is now a Grade II listed building, it was the first church designed by late Victorian architect Sir Ninian Comper. Another interesting feature of Thornton Heath is the Clocktower. It is located on the junction of the high street and Parchmore Road and was financed partially by public funds in 1990.
Thornton Heath has a excellent selection of schooling options. Townends Estate Agents Thornton Heath have a wide selection of properties available to buy or rent within the catchment areas for these schools, if you want to view any of these properties use our property search now.
Thornton Heath is also home to the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
Transport links in and around Thornton Heath
There is a wide range of transport links in and around Thornton Heath.
Thornton Heath is home to a London Bus garage which provides many bus routes which operating in and around Croydon. This gives residents of Thornton Heath easy and frequent ways to access all that the borough of Croydon has to offer. Bus routes going through East Croydon also provide interchangeable links to the Tram Link service.
Those wishing to travel via train will appreciate the many accessible train stations from Thornton Heath. Nearby stations are: Norwood Junction, Selhurst, Norbury and Thornton Heath; there are also easy links to Wimbledon. From Thornton Heath station it takes approximately 25 minutes to get a train to London Victoria and 35 minutes to reach London Bridge.
Travelling via road in Thornton Heath is also easy, the A23 Brighton Road and the A236 Croydon Road are both major roads from which you can travel across Croydon and beyond!
Who lives in Thornton Heath?
Thornton Heath is a popular location for many. It attracts families, students, commuters and first-time buyers. The multiculturality of the area means you will be constantly surrounded by new, different people, the area is vibrant and alive with the combination of cultures coming together.
The property market in Thornton Heath
As always, the property market in Thornton Heath is experiencing high demand. According to Zoopla the average property price in Thornton Heath is £326,087, an increase of 4.13% from 2016. The average price for a flat is £240,498, an increase of 9.27% from 2016.
There is a wide variety of properties on offer in Thornton Heath for both buyers and tenants. You will find Victorian and Edwardian properties alongside modern flats and family homes. The high street really emphasises this eccentric mix!
Thornton Heath is a hot spot for buyers. Families tend to localise around the 1930’s estates closer to Croydon whereas the other side of town offers more suburban living.