Stepping out of the shadow of popular neighbours

The rising demand for housing and impact it had on popular areas in Lambeth has helped to put West Norwood on the map. The area was previously overlooked in favour of Dulwich, Herne Hill, Brixton, and Clapham. With higher prices in these locations and low supplies more people are looking at neighbouring areas that offer more value for money. West Norwood fits the bill perfectly.

The property scene in the largely residential area is also a big attraction. It is home to a number of large double fronted Edwardian houses. These are perfect for larger families, with five or six bedrooms available in a number of the properties. Couples and smaller families are catered for too with smaller Victorian terraces and semi-detached homes from the 20s and 30s.

Young professionals are drawn to the area too because of the large number of larger period properties that have been converted into flats. The local train station offers commutes to London Bridge in around 30 minutes and Victoria in just 25 minutes. This makes the area perfect for commuters.

With the rising popularity of the area come investments. In fact one of the largest pieces of property investment in Lambeth is taking place in the area. The £14 million project will create a brand new leisure centre. On top of this a new cinema and library are set to open later this year.

There is a wonderful community feel in the area. One of the best places to see this is the West Norwood Feast. The event is held on the first Sunday of each month from April to December. It combines street food with a market, adding in live music and activities for the children. It is a really good event for bringing people together.

Families love the fact that there are so many different schools to choose from in the vicinity. There are plenty of primary and secondary schools with good and outstanding ratings. A selection of private schools is also available.

At Finefair we understand how hard people have to look to find the perfect property investment in Lambeth. Luckily we can help, offering advice about different areas and things to look for. We can even arrange different options such as guaranteed rent and council leasing.