Sorry in advance because I’m sure this will have been covered but I have had a really good search and can’t find anything recent.
Currently looking at getting on the market and have really fallen in love with Forest Hill - really like the high street, feel of the area and the gardens such as Horniman.
We’ve seen some flats which are top end of budget from Devonshire through to Overhill - clearly a very nice area. We’ve then also been looking around Rockbourne, old Stanstead, Sunderland Rd/Church Rise area. This area seems similar in feel - tree lined streets with beautiful old houses - but can tell from the prices and what we’ve heard that east of the station is almost a different area. I can understand the logic further into Catford or down towards Sydenham (not knocking them but it’s a different area and getting further away from Forest Hill) but for those areas so close to the station, is there much of a difference in terms of living there?
What are the surrounding streets - Beadnell/Garthorne, Brockley Rise, Brockley view like?
Really appreciate any help or experience from local residents!
Edit - sorry I didn’t add, but we’re mid twenties with no kids. Things important to us are being close to the station, high street and local pubs - resale (inevitably we’ll move, hopefully nearby, in 4/5 years so this first time buy is a stepping stone and don’t want to lose any value), but also obviously want to feel safe and secure. We’ve lived in Brixton/Elephant and Castle/London bridge so aware of how quickly areas can change road-to-road and that’s part of living in London which we don’t mind - but just wondering what the situation is within a 10 min walk radius of Forest Hill station)