Things to do
There are many things to do in and around South Norwood to keep you, your family and your friends entertained.
South Norwood high street offers an array of local shops, places to eat and drink as well as two large supermarkets. If the high street isn’t enough, nearby central Croydon provides a much larger range of shops and amenities. If you like to keep fit and active, South Norwood Leisure Centre is open seven days a week and offers a gym with a weights section, swimming pool and separate learning pool as well as a group exercise studio with a great range of classes. Croydon Sports Arena is located within the South Norwood area and with its eight lane running track and training area for throwing events; this is a great place for budding athletes. Another thing to do in South Norwood is visit Selhurst Park Football Stadium, the current home of Crystal Palace Football Club.
Although it is located in Croydon (a renowned urban area), South Norwood offers fantastic access to wide open green spaces where residents can escape the city life. On a clear day there are fantastic views from Beulah Hill and Upper Norwood, sometime you can see as far as Kent and Surrey. South Norwood Country Park, stretching 125 acres, is another great location to relax in. It offers a wild flower meadow, pitch-and-put, children’s playground and several designated cycling paths. If you enjoy water sports, you will be eager to take advantage of the facilities on offer at South Norwood Lakes. Enclosed in 28 acres, it is one of the most relaxing locations in South Norwood and is home to Croydon Sailing Club and is also a popular location for carp, bream and perch fishing. Other facilities on offer include; a basketball court, tennis courts, cricket wickets, Bowling Green and children’s play area.
Townends Estate Agents South Norwood are pleased to offer to the market a fantastic selection of properties that sit within the catchment area for many of South Norwood’s Ofsted ranked schools. To view all of our properties available for sale and rent in this area, use our property search now.
Private Schools in South Norwood include: St. Mark’s C of E Primary School.
Transport links in and around South Norwood
There are many excellent transport options in and around South Norwood, so you can easily get to wherever you need to go.
For those travelling via train, South Norwood train station is located within Travelcard Zone 4 and is served by Southern and London Overground trains, with journey times to central London taking between 10 and 20 minutes. From Norwood Junction it takes approximately 25 minutes to reach London Victoria and 17 minutes to reach London Bridge. This station will also provide you access to West Croydon, Highbury and Islington.
It is also easy to get in and around South Norwood by road. There is an excellent bus service which passes through South Norwood onto West Croydon, Elephant and Castle, Wallington, Anerley, Lewisham, Crystal Palace and New Addington. There is also easy access to the Tramlink service from Harrington Road you can catch a tram to Beckenham Junction, West Croydon and East Croydon.
Who lives in South Norwood?
South Norwood is a popular location for families, first-time buyers and commuters. This means there is a fantastic mix of individuals who make up the local community – South Norwood is a vibrant and diverse community.
Improvements to the street scene of South Norwood are due to start in 2017, these major improvements will focus on Station Road and Market Parade on Portland Road. This will help to create a more pleasing visual environment in South Norwood. The main aims of these works are to increase pedestrian priority, providing safer crossing points and more open spaces. This improved access will make South Norwood more attractive to potential buyers and tenants.
The property market in South Norwood
Properties in this area tend to be Victorian and Edwardian terraces with some semi-detached 1930’s builds. Typically, the flats available in this area are modern builds or conversions.
According to Zoopla property prices in South Norwood have increased by 3.01% in the last year, this equates to a value change of £10,024.
Currently asking prices in South Norwood are as follows: £379,991 for a 2 bedroom house and £484,376 for a 3 bedroom house. If you are looking to rent currently prices are approximately £1,286 for a 2 bedroom house and £1,449 for a 3 bedroom house.
If you are looking to rent a flat in South Norwood current prices are £1,220 for a 2 bedroom and £1,459 for a 3 bedroom.*
*Statistics provided by Zoopla and are correct as of March 22nd 2017.