Streatham is a bustling residential hub of south London, offering busy high streets alongside the open spaces of Streatham Common.
Streatham is mostly situated in Lambeth but has some areas to the west stretching out to Wandsworth, and some areas of the south located in neighbouring Croydon.
Streatham is just 18minutes from central London by train, making it easily accessible for commuters.
Keen shoppers can visit Streatham’s eclectic mixture of independent and high street shops, and its selection of eateries offers a broad choice of global cuisine.
There’s a good selection of Primary and Secondary schools in the area, many of which have been rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.
There are several colleges and sixth form schools located around Streatham Common. Nearby Lambeth College offers a wide range of apprenticeships and high-quality courses in a range of subjects.
Originally a part of Surrey, the origins of Streatham can be traced back to the Roman period, when a road was built between London and the south coast.
Streatham is an Anglo-Saxon name and means the ‘settlement by the road.’ Over time, this area became the foundation of the parish of Streatham. This community was centred around the parish church of St. Leonard, which by the Middle Ages included the villages of Balham and Tooting Bec.
Throughout the 19th century, Streatham’s local countryside developed, and it transformed from a rural Surrey parish to a thriving suburb of London.
If you’re thinking about selling your home in the near future, you’re unsure if it’s a good time to sell, you’re considering renting out your property or you’re simply curious about how much your property in Streatham is worth, a valuation will give you an accurate insight into the value of your home.
A valuation will take into account factors about your property such as its age, size, layout, and condition, as well as the prices of similar properties in the area and the desirability of the location.
Contact the Gordon & Co team for more information.
The areas surrounding Streatham Common offer a superb mixture of houses, some overlooking the common itself. Popular roads in Streatham include Covington Way and Heybridge Avenue. There is an array of more affordable housing located around Streatham Vale, with Streatham Hill’s exclusive Telford Park Estate boasting striking period architecture. There is also an eclectic mix of houses located around the centre of Streatham Village.
Streatham benefits from good transport links. With Charing Cross Station just five miles away and giving access to Central London and surrounding areas, Streatham is the ideal location for commuters. Streatham and Streatham Common stations provide quick links to London Bridge, Victoria, Wimbledon and St Albans. Alternatively, the train connects to the Northern Line at Balham underground station. Local bus routes include the route 60, which passes through Croydon and route 118 to Mitcham Common.