Thinking of buying in PengePros and cons?
Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:43 PM
- property prices can only increase as squeezed middle can no longer afford East Dulwich etc etc. so good investment
- good transport links
- sense of community
- proximity to Crystal Palace park/triangle
- affordable houses
- good Victorian terrace/cottage stock
- a bit scruffy
- Zone 4
Welcome all views...
Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:45 AM
n.b. West Norwood has all the same positives and better transport links and in zone 3, although fewer intermediate sized Victorian houses.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:01 AM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:00 PM
And to the Victorian housing stock, you can add good 1920s housing (the "Chesham" house). Also, good services (doctors, dentists, hairdresser - Ego - and tradesmen), shops (butcher, fish shop, Penge Food Centre, Lidl and a new Aldi about to open), and eating places/cafes/takeaways (Antep Mangal, Casbah cafe, Friends of Flavours, Belash, new Alexandra Nurseries).
Give Penge a go!
Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:15 PM
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:24 PM
Penge is where its at. The transport is much faster than most of CP (Penge East is 10 minutes faster than Crystal Palace) and the Penge West connection is great in all directions. The 176 bus gets you in and out of town in good time, to good places.
The shopping in Penge is useful and cheap and open late hours.
Being close to CP park is a huge thing - easy to go for a walk that will be interesting and refreshing every time, no matter what the weather.
Scruffy - yes, but I think less than W.N. I also think the safety is about the same as other areas around here. It ain't Richmond, but its not too bad for personal safety.
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