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Grove Park? SE12

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mifkipi Thu 28-Apr-16 23:31:12

Hi - I'm looking to move to Grove Park by the station with my husband and our small child. Does anyone have any insight in that area i.e., primary schools, crime? The transport links to the City seem pretty good.


nancy75 Thu 28-Apr-16 23:34:59

Where do you live now?

dontcallmelen Fri 29-Apr-16 19:37:56

Hi Op I know it a little, not a great deal of amenities ie local shops/library/leisure traffic is fairly relentless & that train line is not that great either though, depends I suppose on where you need to travel to.
Quite a few primary schools in the locality but have no experience of them, so cant comment, it's a bit rough & quite deprived tbh wouldn't be somewhere would actively choose to live.

BeckyWithTheMediocreHair Fri 29-Apr-16 20:20:04

The schools are not great - primary or secondary. Where are you now? Other parts of Lewisham are nicer. Catford is improving rapidly and has some decent primaries.

mifkipi Sat 30-Apr-16 21:44:53

Thanks. I live in Hither Green now but renting so looking to buy. I work in Canary Wharf and my husband works in the City. Our budget is 400k-ish, any recommendations?

PettsWoodParadise Sat 30-Apr-16 22:55:15

I go through Grove Park on the train. They never get a seat, sometimes don't even get on the train. I don't know the area but I am very glad I live that tiny bit further out as they never look happy! Sorry! Hopefully someone will come along with something nicer and more helpful than commuter hell stories.

BeckyWithTheMediocreHair Sat 30-Apr-16 22:56:52

What do you need / want for your 400k?

JeffyJeffington Sat 30-Apr-16 23:01:14

I looked at houses there before settling on my eventual destination. Thought it looked fine if rather dull. Though the centre a tiny bit grim have been past this pub which looks nice? If I were you I'd just try and live as close to station as poss so as to try and get in and out early.

PettsWoodParadise Sat 30-Apr-16 23:09:45

This is in budget but in Orpington and in catchment for outstanding Warren Road at Primary and Darrick Wood at secondary

dontcallmelen Sun 01-May-16 00:07:01

Hi op maybe have a look at Penge, on the east London line, good schools/parks/ leisure facilities, high street is a little scruffy but good for everyday needs, has an excellent butcher & Turkish deli.
Worth a look.

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