South London is a popular place for commuters to live. There are quick transport links into Central London and you also have easy access to the South Coast and the countryside, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. When compiling a list of South London’s Top 5 Commuter Towns we looked at what each area has to offer, train times into Central London and the potential for capital growth in the area.
Read on for our verdict. We have new build developments in each of these towns that are popular for commuters and young professionals.
Train Time into Victoria – 16 mins
Easily takes top spot simply because the town is booming. Large investments in the town’s infrastructure and with numerous housing projects being developed, Croydon is turning into a very desirable commuter hub. The Westfield Shopping Centre is being regenerated to turn into one of the most impressive retail and entertainment centres in London. And many new businesses, especially those in the tech industry, are being attracted to Croydon by its affordable office spaces and superb travel links.
Inspired Homes have a number of modern, creative, high tech new build developments in the area, which is assisting the town’s growth. You can find out more about them here.
It is simple to see why Croydon sits atop our list of South London’s Top 5 Commuter Towns.
Train Time into Victoria – 33 mins
This lovely market town is famous for its racecourse and wide open spaces. You get a real sense of being properly out of London, perfect if you lead a busy, hectic work life. There are good schools and shopping and the common presents opportunities for all kinds of activity. A great place to live with a real ‘villagey’ feel.
Train Time into Victoria – 30 mins
Sutton has good rail links and plenty of green open spaces. It is fast becoming a popular town to live in outside the capital, which is why it appears in our list of Top 5 South London Commuter towns. The area has very low crime rates and a well-known grammar school system, making it a popular choice for families.
Train Time into Victoria – 59 mins
A little further outside Central London but added distance from the capital means cheaper house prices and better access to the South and South West. Chertsey is a small, quiet town. It has great transport links – close to the M25 and Heathrow airport. You can also quickly jump on the M3 to head west to Cornwall and Devon. There are waterways to enjoy running, walking and riding and there are also the parks and woods at St Ann’s Hill. Chertsey has the potential to grow over the next few years, making it a valid entry into our Top 5 South London Commuter Towns.
Train Time into Victoria – 42 mins
Crawley has affordable house prices, plenty of green open space and there is a great deal to do, especially if you have a young family. The schools are very good and there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the parks, leisure centre and nearby attractions. Gatwick is very close by and you can also get to Brighton and nearby beaches very easily.
So there it is, our list of Top 5 Commuter Towns in South London. We hope this acts as a useful guide for commuters looking for homes near London.