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Right between Eltham and Welling lies Falconwood, a prime location to find a great first time property, an excellent and affordable area for families and a relaxing, easy commute into town for professionals.
One of the first things that one notices in the Falconwood area is the amount of open space around. Obviously this is de rigeur in the Southeast London area, but the area is more provided than most, with Falconwood Park, Eltham Park and the magnificent, ancient Oxleas Wood nearby - as well as Greenwich and Blackheath being a hop and a skip away. Local schools are excellent. The area is easygoing, friendly and multicultural, and has good cafes, shops and plenty of places to eat either in Falconwood itself - there are two good local parades with huge variety in them - as well as Eltham or further afield to Bexley and other areas.
The area is full of excellent, often large properties, mostly houses but with flats and apartments that are found, particularly above the shops in the streets in the area. However Falconwood is known for semidetached and detached properties of good size. These are mostly very affordable, many of them with large gardens perfect for growing families, and a good number with off-street parking on the wide, open and safe roads that run off from the high street. For maximum space for your money in Southeast London, there are few places better than this to look; with three rail stations meaning the centre of town, and many of the best places in London are within easy reach.
Falconwood is an excellent bet for anyone looking for great space and excellent value for money, along with an excellent place to live.
Northern suburb, good sized housing, gardens. Convenient for M1 giving access to North
Close to fashionable Clerkenwell, there are excellent restaurants and pubs and a lively atmosphere. Modern developments are becoming more prevalent as the area reputation grows.
The Camden of the East, Finsbury Park has improved beyond all measure in the last generation until it is now a destination of choice not only for those seeking a night out, but anyone looking for good property with easy access to the city.
One of the best of London's city spaces, Finsbury Park itself is wide, open and a great place for an afternoon of lounging on a weekend. It's an excellent focal point for the area, which is one filled with young people and professionals who like the slightly bohemian lifestyle and want more value for money than they'd get in Camden, and also who want more space and openness than they might find closer in. There are excellent bars and clubs in the area, and restaurants galore.
Houses here are varied, naturally enough for an area that has seen boom and bust. The main streets are lined with many stores that reflect the hugely varied populace. But off these streets are large and peaceful streets filled with very fine Victorian houses, many of which are subdivided into lovely apartments and maisonettes - although there are also good examples which are still intact. Around the park is the best place, naturally enough, to find property, with excellent houses and superb flats offering lovely views of the green swathe that gives Finsbury Park its name, and its identity.
Central location, between Regents Park, Hyde Park and Green Park. Close to Oxford St
Mixed area with some gentrification, handy for the City
Large houses. Plenty of open spaces. Handy for the South Circular orbital road.
Northern suburb, large houses - many with gardens. Good access to M1 and North
Good mixture of lively bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. Local market - North End Road, Comedy club. Close to the river. Nearest parks: Bishops Park and Hurlingham Park