Overview of CroydonCroydon is currently rated 3.97 out of 5 from 37 reviews by locals in the area. Some residents shared useful insights of Croydon, such as “Will never forget this area”.
“Will never forget this area”
“This area is not good for families to live in as it is constantly noisy”
I’d say the atmosphere can be quite mixed but for the most part pretty up-market and trendy.
I’d say the atmosphere can be quite mixed but for the most part pretty up-market and trendy. Lots of gyms and yoga centres, independent cafes, salons, gastropubs. I think it’s a good area for children and pets probably as there are nice big parks though like all of London it can be dangerous in areas.
Transport links are excellent and actually the reason we moved here. There are bus stops all over the place and I live only about a ten minute walk from Clapham Junction station which services many different train lines. Although I don’t have a tube station within walking distance. Clapham Junction is on the Overground line so you can access the underground network from there, or you can easily travel to Waterloo or Victoria much quicker than the tube would take you. The trains go so frequently that I can leave my house and be on the Southbank within around half an hour. The biggest problems with transport are rush hour at Clapham Junction. I was very worried before moving here, but it’s alright most days, although like everywhere in London it has it’s bad days. It does get very busy most days on rush hour and you may have to wait for one train to go and get on the next one in the mornings perhaps to get to Central London, but as they go so frequently (every few minutes) this usually isn’t a big issue. Despite it getting very busy at Clapham Junction station I would say the benefits of the transport links outweigh the negatives and I’d still say transport is excellent.
My street is mostly couples or families, I would be surprised if we had many students. We haven’t had to deal with any anti-social behaviour on our street since moving here 18 months ago. Bin collections are weekly and there isn’t really ever rubbish in the street, I see street cleaners pretty frequently. We get noise from planes overhead but don’t hear much traffic. We don’t have a car so I can’t really comment on parking, but when we have had visitors they haven’t ever had an issue parking on the road or even near our house.
I think the type best catered to by my local area would maybe be “foodies”, as there is such a broad range of delicatessens, bakeries, cafes, zero-waste refill food stores, gastropubs and so on, both chains and independent. I’d say perhaps where we are lacking is in more independent shops, we have some of course but most shops are chains. In terms of open spaces I can also get out to the gorgeous Battersea Park or to Wandsworth Common, both within walking distance of my flat.
Will never forget this area
My area is convenient to say the least, there is a church, primary school, high school, corner shop, supermarket less than 10 minutes away. I always see owners walking their dogs every time I look outside my window so it is dog friendly. And my street is very clean. There is never trash or rubbish on the floor and the air is breathable and clean. The aesthetic in my street is great too especially during a sunrise. There is a plum tree within my view and it is truly a beautiful sight.
Even though I have the option of a car as transport. I choose to take the public transport because of how comforting and relaxing it is for me. The bus stop is so easy to approach, it is right across my house so I never have to rush out of my house, I can take my time and plan out my journey well. There is so much information available online about all transport which makes setting your journey ahead easy and hassle free. Bus drivers are always kind and helpful, sometimes I need help with directions and they are always ready to assist. The only problem could be rush during school hours. However even that is nothing big. I just avoid school hours and I’m good to go. The bus is always clean, you can tell it has been cleaned. There are windows which help with stuffiness. The most effective thing about transport is the bus times tracker app. I enjoy taking the public transport as it gives me an opportunity to think and observe.
I have a driveway which can fit 3 cars in it therefore parking space is great. And there are many streets nearby to park on. My area is usually very quiet, the only noise comes from the fox in the very late hours. I have friendly neighbours who have a happy family. And we always greet each other. Bin collectors are consistent and do their job well. We always make sure everything is ready for them. My street is great for taking walks as the air is clean and fresh and the road is never packed. I also have many stores nearby in walking distance which makes grocery shopping and necessity shopping exceptionally easy.
I am 18 years old and have been living in Croydon for all of my 18 years of living. I couldn’t possibly imagine moving out of here. To me Croydon is a nostalgic and comforting area, not only does it offer shops of all sorts but a memorable experience every-time you are in the area. I love Croydon and the many lovely people I have met in the area. One of the most popular facilities in Croydon is whitgift centre, a shopping mall, which is my most visited area. There are food stores, clothing stores, necessity stores, everything there. As well as that there is a bus station at a walking distance which makes travelling incredibly easy. To add to the joy, there is always a beautiful singer or preacher busking in the middle of the street. Hearing the melodious voices of random people will brighten your day. The energy they produce is surely contagious. The quality of the restaurants is also excellent, staff are always available to help and I don’t shy away from asking about anything. I personally love Nando’s, a Croydon fav, and the donor shops. Living in Croydon has really made me happy and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
This area is not good for families to live in as it is constantly noisy
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Transport is what you'd expect for a low income support area with multiple trains running from London Bridge and London Victoria to Epsom Downs via East Croydon we've only a 10-minute ride to East Croydon there was also multiple buses which run to Stockwell in Central London as well as buses that go to West Croydon
This area is not good for families to live in as it is constantly noisy it is a 10-minute walk to the library a 20-minute walk till the nearest shop which is a Tesco it is on a one-way system or there nobody sticks to it it it has easy access to bus stop and the local park
all good and for lower class people there is three Tesco's two garages 1 superstore next to the train station in Thornton Heath as well as an Iceland with a post Office within 10 minutes walk from the station fast food KFC in a McDonald's which the McDonald's has a drive-thru and sitting in area there is also two parks Norbury Park which is home to Peter Rabbit and Melfort Road Park which is infinus as the Norbury Brook runs through it
I live on a main road where there is heavy traffic all the time and it is a five ways which is a nightmare trying 2 Cross it.
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I would say that the area is not the safest, this is one thing I wish I knew before moving here.
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Great sense of community
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good exercising facilities and enough space for a large communit
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Definitely up and coming area
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