The rise, fall and rebirth of Streatham

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Streatham’s changing reputation

Few areas in Lambeth have seen the dramatic changes in fortune that Streatham has. The area was very glamorous in the 1930s because it was on the main route to Croydon Airport, the main terminal in Britain in the inter-war period. You can still see a number of large art deco buildings along the route, including massive mansion blocks, old department stores and theatres. In addition the area was the home of the very first Waitrose Supermarket in 1955.

The area became a hotspot for entertainment and shopping. In the 50s it had the longest and most successful shopping street in London. Sadly decline followed and affluent residents began moving to more popular neighbours like Kingston and Croydon. The area also became noisy and busier because of increases in road traffic. By the 80s it was a hotspot for crime.

Since the turn of the Millennium the area has been changing. Regeneration has come thick and fast, improving the green spaces and creating a new hub with a leisure centre and new shops. Smaller businesses have flocked to the area, giving residents a big choice in terms of cafes, restaurants and entertainment.

Why live here?

As well as the benefits listed above the area has lots to offer families and commuters. There are good schools, including primaries and secondaries with outstanding ratings from Ofsted. Streatham Common is to the south, giving locals a large green space to enjoy. Tooting Bec Lido is also less than a mile away.

Commuting from Streatham is quite easy. There are three local stations, meaning people can travel quickly to Central London. It takes around 20 minutes to get to Blackfriars, perfect for people who work in the City.

If you invest in a property in the area you can call on Finefair for help. We are the top team for estate management Lambeth has because we work across the Borough and deliver excellent services. Contact us today if you need any assistance.