Having lived in the New Cross and South East London area since 1996, it’s safe to say I’m a big fan of the area. I love where I work and live and I think it’s an amazing community to be part of. And I’m not the only one: it’s an extremely popular area these days for a number of reasons and it’s increasing in popularity. The fact that it’s in Zone 2 but is still very affordable is a big draw, and this means it appeals to those looking to be close to central London for work and socialising, without the over-inflated property prices of other areas.

Equally, South East London’s brilliant schools and abundant green open spaces make it a magnet for families and the interesting mix of bars, restaurants and nightlife mean it appeals to all demographics.

Here are my top 10 reasons for choosing to buy a property in South East London:

  • South East London is more budget-friendly than most other London Boroughs; New Cross, for example, is the 4th cheapest Zone 2 area to buy property in.
  • The area has enjoyed heavy investment in infrastructure and boasts fantastic public transport links – for example, the West End, City and Canary Wharf are all very accessible.
  • Good road links to the rest of London and the M25.
  • Excellent local schools and great universities close by (Buy To Let anyone?).
  • A wealth of parks and green open spaces to enjoy.
  • Culturally diverse with a community feel that can be hard to find elsewhere in London.
  • Great shopping; lots of independent shops and vibrant food markets.
  • Architecturally attractive; good mix of properties with gorgeous period features, many of which are protected by conservation area status, plus modern housing.
  • Good bars, restaurants and nightlife scene.
  • Museums, cultural attractions and public places of interest are plentiful and easily accessed.

In short, South East London is a fantastically eclectic, vibrant, exciting area in which to live and it has a real buzz to it and its neighbourhoods have a great community feel. This is why it appeals to families, younger people, couples, students and professionals alike.

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