This post was first published by My London on 17/05/2019.
Renting in Croydon: Five popular areas and how much they’ll cost you
We explore what the different areas of Croydon has to offer renters.
Avoid the hustle and bustle of city living by renting in the popular London Borough of Croydon .
Famous for its central bustling, sky-scraper lined streets, you’ll be close enough to enjoy the city lifestyle that London has to offer without the hefty price tag.
One of the major benefits of renting in Croydon aside from the price has got to be its transport links. Outer Croydon is peppered with train and tram stops particularly in its northern, southern and western reaches.
Looking to make your next move? Here we explore some of the different kinds of areas that surround central Croydon from tightly-packed urban streets to leafy suburbs to see just how much it’ll cost to set up home, based on Rightmove figures.
Located to the south of Croydon, Purley has a lot to offer renters. With an array of shops including a large supermarket, this town also boasts a hospital, golf club and trains taking you to Brighton in less than an hour and London Bridge in just 25 minutes.
Average rent: £1,174
With a recreation ground, country park and lake with grounds, South Norwood is brimming with open spaces and with the busy Norwood Junction station at the heart of the high street, it offers an ideal home for commuters who want to switch off after a stressful commute out of the city.
Average rent: £1,162
If you’re set on renting in Croydon itself, you will be paying more for the privilege. But with that you also get an abundance of transport links as well as shopping centres and a buzzing nightlife on your doorstep. Is it worth the extra cost? That’s for you to decide.
Average rent: £1,249
The cheapest on our list, Coulsdon is not to be overlooked, especially for those looking for peace and quiet. Still an appealing choice for commuters, there are three train stations not to mention it’s close proximity to both the M23 and M25.
Average rent: £1,132
North of the centre of Croydon, Thornton Heath is a great family location with local schools and nurseries within walking distance plus a number of supermarkets close by too.
Average rent: £1,176
These figures are averages, of course, but we hope they give you a good steer if you’re looking to rent in the Croydon area.