Grove Park: An urban beauty in the heart of Lewisham

Grove Park: An urban beauty in the heart of LewishamGrove Park is an ideal locality to live in if you have a real appreciation of nature and green spaces. 

This area of Lewisham is surrounded by meadows, woodlands and parks. It also has a long and colourful history, and was previously home to a number of different settlements.

It also has plenty of good transport links that connect you to other parts of the city. You will also find plenty of amenities, social clubs, nightlife and pubs.

As a borough, Lewisham residents have been ranked as being among the healthiest in the country. Data from the UK consensus showed that 49.9 per cent of those living in the borough rated their health as very good, compared to 47.17 per cent for the rest of England.

Those living in this part of London have also been rated as among the happiest and contented in the country.

The area is also a fantastic place to rent property, with the vast majority of people forgoing mortgages in favour of renting.

Grove Park in particular has a mix of council and private housing separated by the railway line from the Downham estate to the south-??west.

History

For many centuries, a number of Celtic settlements existed in what is now known as Grove Park. 

It is also an area that was predominantly comprised of woodlands and farms until the turn of the 18th century. 
However, at this point in time many trees were cut or burned down and after that, only a few farm labourers and their family remained. 

In the early 19th century, a large housing estate was built by the Metropolitan borough of Lewisham, and a workhouse was also located there, which was predominantly used by the Army.

The workhouse later became Grove Park hospital, and has now been transformed into a residential area. 

In the mid 19th century, a number of large homes were built, and more land was dug up.

This attracted many wealthy professionals, and business owners, which resulted in further housing developments, although many farms remained.

The building of the railway station also bought more workers into the area and facilitated further redevelopment.

Education

The area is served by two main primary schools, namely Coopers Lane School, and Marvels Lane, which is also home to a children's centre.

A secondary called Knights academy is also based in Grove Park. Official statistics from the UK Consensus revealed that the locality has one of the lowest levels of residents with no qualifications in the UK.

It also has a very low number of people with one or more GCSE at grade D or below.

The figures also suggest that those living in the district are among the most well-educated in the UK.

According to the data, the area also has a relatively large proportion of people with a higher education qualification.

Property

Most of the properties in Grove Park consist of terraces, 19th-century family houses, flats and semi-detached homes.

The proportion of people who own their own homes is lower than the national average, with many choosing to rent instead. Just 14.9 per cent of people in Grove Park own their homes, compared to 30.6 per cent nationally.

However, 23 per cent of people choose to rent privately, compared to 15.4 per cent across the UK.

It also has a high number of people in socially rented accommodation, with 15.6 per cent in this type of housing, compared to 9.4 per cent nationally.

Rental properties in the locality are very affordable and starts from as little as £300 per week for two-bedroomed houses.

Published 31st October, 2014

© 2014 Estates IT Limited

Latest London Property News Headlines

St John's Wood brings the village atmosphere to the capital

St John's Wood brings the village atmosphere to the capital

St John’s Wood is a great location for people looking to capitalise on all the benefits of London living without being caught up in all the hustle and bustle. 

Read Article ... Published on 26th May, 2015

Yeading: Enjoy peaceful city living in an up-and-coming area

Yeading: Enjoy peaceful city living in an up-and-coming area

Yeading is a laid-back and peaceful residential area situated north-east of Hayes and is one of the most up-and-coming areas of the capital.

Read Article ... Published on 26th May, 2015

Hanwell: A green, peaceful environment for Londoners

Hanwell: A green, peaceful environment for Londoners

Hanwell is a small town located in the Borough of Ealing and is in between Ealing and Southall, providing excellent transport links to the rest of the capital.

Read Article ... Published on 26th May, 2015

Mitcham Carnival announced for June

Mitcham Carnival announced for June

Mitcham Carnival has been announced for Saturday June 13th at Three Kings Piece.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd May, 2015

Hammersmith and Fulham Council start Park consultation

Hammersmith and Fulham Council start Park consultation

Hammersmith and Fulham Council have launched a new consultation on Hammersmith Park, inviting local residents to have their say on the area and how it can be improved.

Read Article ... Published on 22nd May, 2015

New conservation areas planned around Waltham Forest

New conservation areas planned around Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest has announced plans for two new conservation areas near Lloyd Park and Bakers Arms town centre. 

Read Article ... Published on 20th May, 2015

Sutton Council announces Take Part Take Pride summer festival

Sutton Council announces Take Part Take Pride summer festival

Sutton Council has announced its Take Part Take Pride summer festival.

Read Article ... Published on 20th May, 2015

Brent Council teams with Brent Housing Partnership in new project

Brent Council teams with Brent Housing Partnership in new project

Brent Council has partnered with the Brent Housing Partnership as it aims to improve the standard of housing for local people.

Read Article ... Published on 19th May, 2015

Gardeners prepare for Islington In Bloom

Gardeners prepare for Islington In Bloom

Islington Council is preparing for this year’s “In Bloom” event by teaming up with local gardeners to identify the best greenery available in the area.

Read Article ... Published on 15th May, 2015

New fitness centre set to open in Manor Park

New fitness centre set to open in Manor Park

A new fitness centre is expected to be opened in Manor Park by Newham Council. 

Read Article ... Published on 15th May, 2015

Grove Park is surrounded by meadows, woodlands and parks.

Grove Park: An urban beauty in the heart of Lewisham

Do you want a Short Let?

Do you want a Commercial Let?



Like this?
Share this
Follow Net-Lettings
Facebook Net-Lettings.co.uk Twitter Net-Lettings.co.uk RSS Feed
Follow Estates IT
Facebook Estates IT Twitter Estates IT RSS Feed

Estates IT offering Estate Agents Software. Lettings Agent Software, Rental Software, Property Management Software.
Net-Lettings.co.uk

Net-Lettings.co.uk was one of the first property and agent directory websites on the internet launched in 1996. We still believe in simplicity today. Use this London Lettings Directory for all your rental property needs whether a Tenant or Landlord.

Subscribe to RSS feed, or bookmark us so you do not miss any London News Articles we publish.

London Areas

London is a diverse community of people. There are many areas to choose from we have around 245 that appear on the map and approximately 338 total London areas. Here are just a few of the latest hot areas.

Letting Agents Docklands
Letting Agents Camden
Letting Agents Notting Hill
Letting Agents St John's Wood

Advertising & Sales

This site offers Letting Agents low cost effective advertising of their web site. We are not a Letting Agency but connect you directly Lettings Agents in your required area. Letting Agents see below options available with Net-Lettings. You can contact or follow us below.

Advertise on this site ...
Register with us ...
Need Letting Agent Software?