South Norwood area guide
A local information guide to South Norwood property, schools, transport links & things to do
Average property price in South Norwood£238,456
112% below the London Average of £505,548
Source: © Crown Copyright. Land Registry data for September 2014
Average rental price in South Norwood£415 per week
76.9% below the London Average of £734 per week
Source: © Foxtons current rental prices
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About South Norwood
South Norwood is situated in South London, in the London Borough of Croydon. It is located towards the northern end of the borough, and borders the London Borough of Bromley. The south-eastern side of the district is dominated by the 125-acre (0.51 km2) country park which opened in 1989. At the northern end of the town is South Norwood Lake which is used by the Croydon Sailing Club and local anglers who fish for carp, bream and perch. There are two secondary schools in the area along with a public leisure centre. South Norwood has a high street which forms part of Selhurst Road, and which includes a number of banks, estate agents and coffee houses. It is a commuter district, with many residents travelling to either the financial and insurance districts of Croydon or the City of London for employment via the large railway station. South Norwood and surrounding areas are covered by the London SE25 postcode.
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Feedback from South Norwood locals
After having lived in a lovely top floor flat in Streatham for several years, I found myself yearning for more space and the need to have a garden to enjoy the summer months. The property prices in the area had become rather high so I decided to look further-a-field. With a little research I discovered the hidden gem that people sometimes talk about, that is South Norwood. It wasn't an area I particularly knew much about and I was surprised to discover some stunning Victorian and Edwardian houses for relatively affordable money and initially wondered why? Despite reading some internet scare stories about the area, I decided that I would find out more and used to come at different times of the day and night to see what it was like. What I found was despite the fact that the Portland Road and High Street are rather run down, the area was rather peaceful and a good place to consider moving to for some relaxation after a hard day at work. I was surprised to discover such lovely outside space with the county park and lakes area. It almost feels as though this is a little pocket of London that people have forgotten about - which is a great pity because it has so much going for it. So I found a very pretty Victorian cottage in a cul-de-sac and immediately fell in love with the house, and for the first time in my 20 years of having lived in London have discovered a real sense of community - I now know many of my neighbours and have enjoyed evenings with a number of them and have come to call them friends. I believe that was one of the most sensible decisions in my life to move here (spring of 2012) and surely the only way is up for the high road, the potential is certainly here. I also love the accessibility into central London - the train and overground service is second to none and thoroughly recommend others to come and see for yourself what this area has to offer. Happy property searching and good luck! Submitted January 2014
I love SE25 because it’s real and edgy and reminds me of how SW2 used to be 15 years ago and the best bits are: First, it has excellent transport links – I can be in London Bridge (or back home to SE25 from LB) in 11 minutes (occasionally 10 minutes). Or I can be in London Victoria in 28 minutes. Going away from London, it’s 4 minutes to East Croydon and then a 15 minute journey to Gatwick. The Overground service is great, I can be in Shoreditch in about 35 minutes. If I want to go out closer to home, then I just visit Crystal Palace up the road by bus. Then we have the Tram – one day they may extend it to Crystal Palace! Secondly, the parks are fantastic. South Norwood Country Park for picnics, walks, running, bird watching and having the feeling that you’re definitely not in London. South Norwood Lakes - great if you want to do a bit of sailing, fishing, watch cricket or play tennis, or generally just want to kick back! If I want to play tennis elsewhere, I can. There’s a tennis court (including basketball) in South Norwood Park. Also, there’s another park, which I haven’t been to yet, Heaver’s Meadow. Thirdly, there’s good community spirit a great example is the Stanley Halls. The community (Stanley People’s Initiative) have taken over this wonderful building are turning into a hub for arts, business… for the community. South Norwood remains a location where you can still purchase good value residential (and commercial) property compared to other areas of London, which are deemed ‘fashionable’. Finally, I love my local Thai restaurant, Mantanah! Go on and check out the review. It’s a real gem, just like SE25! Submitted October 2013
Transport options for South Norwood
Nearest stations and roads serving South Norwood, or browse Tube map.
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Norwood Junction station
Thornton Heath station
Driving & walking
Schools in South Norwood
The top rated (Ofsted) schools in and around South Norwood.
|School||LEA||Total pupils||Av. Point Scoreper student||Ofsted|
|South Norwood Primary School||Croydon||493||NA||Good|
|Heavers Farm Primary School||Croydon||533||27.5||Good|
|St Chad's Catholic Primary School||Croydon||452||30.3||Good|
|Cypress Primary School||Croydon||691||27.6||Requires Improvement|
|St Mark's Church of England Primary Academy||Croydon||-||-||-|
More primary schools in Croydon
|School||LEA||Total pupils||GCSE Level 2 (5+ A* to C)||Ofsted|
|Harris Academy South Norwood||Croydon||1272||99%||Outstanding|
|Harris City Academy Crystal Palace||Croydon||1309||96%||Outstanding|
|Cressey College (£)||Croydon||43||0%||Good|
|BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology||Croydon||1091||97%||Good|
|Bensham Manor School||Croydon||187||0%||Good|
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Feedback about living in South Norwood has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of South Norwood was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.