What is Streatham like?
Streatham is situated just south of Tooting Bec Common and is mostly in the London Borough of Lambeth. It has remained largely unchanged until the 18th century, when the village's natural springs, known as Streatham Wells attracted wealthy City of London merchants and others to build their country residences in Streatham.
In 2011 the area began a major redevelopment program starting with the Streatham Hub project which involved the demolition of the existing Ice Arena and the former Bus Garage. This was replaced with an impressive new leisure centre including an Olympic ice rink and a Tesco Extra with 250 flats above it.
Property in Streatham
From impressive double fronted Victorian and Edwardian houses to modern new build flats; Streatham caters for the aspirational first time buyer to families looking for extra space in which to grow. The community feel and green open spaces offer a balance of London living together with the slower pace of country life. The roads leading directly off Streatham High Road offer a mix of impressive period terraced houses and flats that are close to the popular restaurants and amenities.
For larger family houses head to the sought-after Telford Park Conservation Area, which revolves around a popular tennis club and active residents association; where community life thrives.
The local scene
Streatham allegedly has the longest high road in Europe, on which can be found a selection of Gastro pubs and vibrant bars, including The Manor Arms and acclaimed Hideaway Jazz Club. With a multi-cultural population of around 55,000 people and an average age of just 31, Streatham is fast becoming an aspirational and diverse place to live. Hidden on the large open grassland and woodlands of Streatham Common is The Rookery, a small and enchanting formal garden popular with local residents. There is also a cafe, children's playground and paddling pool, with fairs and events running during the summer months.
The area has a very active local community, responsible for a number of popular events including the Streatham Festival, Kite Day and the Streatham Food Festival.
Streatham offers excellent overground transport links with regular services both out of London or into the City and West End, via Victoria and London Bridge; from either Streatham Hill , Streatham and Streatham Common stations. In addition, there are numerous buses that travel along the High Road to locations all over the capital.
Schools in Streatham
Streatham is very fortunate to have an excellent selection of schools, with both Broomwood Hall and Streatham and Clapham High being a major draw. There are also a number of superb state schools including St. Andrews Catholic Primary School, St. Leonards CE Primary School and Henry Cavendish Primary School, and the OFSTED outstanding Dunraven Secondary School. Dulwich boasts further private schooling options with The Foundation Schools (JAGS, Alleyn’s and Dulwich College) offering a private bus network from numerous locations around Streatham.