5 Reasons to Move to Croydon
You’ve probably heard whisperings about Croydon. About how this South London town is creeping onto the radar of those looking for a diverse, exciting, lively and trendy place to live. Croydon?! Yes, Croydon. The town is quickly shaking off its tag as a dreary, run down London borough famous for a supermodel and little else. So would you want to live there? Here at Inspired Homes, we have put together 5 reasons to move to Croydon:
1. Westfield Shopping Centre
Number one on our list of 5 reasons to move to Croydon is Westfield. This enormous shopping centre has undergone an expensive makeover to transform into one of London’s premier shopping and entertainment venues. Top brands and great deals fill the shopping outlets while other entertainment includes cinemas, food, music and activities for kids.
2. The Commute
Second in our list of 5 reasons to move to Croydon is the commute. For people who work in Central London, the thought of living too far away from the office doesn’t appeal. But were you aware of how good the transport links are in Croydon? You can get from East Croydon to Victoria in 16 minutes. And trains leave every 6 minutes. You can get from South Croydon to London Bridge in 18 minutes with trains leaving every 10 minutes. And Croydon also has super-fast tram links into Wimbledon, where you can enjoy great shopping, walks on the common and nights out.
3. Affordable housing
Third in our list of 5 reasons to move to Croydon is the affordable housing in the area. The property market is booming with a number of new housing developments recently completed or under construction. Inspired Homes have five developments in the town. Our affordable homes are perfect for first-time buyers, who can make use of the government’s Help to Buy scheme to get on the property ladder. Find out more here.
Fourth in our list of 5 reasons to move to Croydon is the entertainment. You will never be short of things to do in Croydon. There’s the art, cultural and community hub at Matthews Yard, where events are always taking place. There’s cinemas, restaurants, bars and pubs. The famous Surrey Street Market operates six days a week. Further afield, the beaches and bright lights of Brighton are a short hop away and Gatwick airfield is just down the road.
5. Commercial opportunities
Fifth in our list of 5 reasons to move to Croydon are the commercial opportunities in the town. Businesses are being attracted to the town and it is has a growing reputation as South London’s Silicon Valley. This has created thousands of job opportunities in the area and this, coupled with affordable new home developments, is attracting many young couples and professionals to the town.