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Grove Park to live?

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nicm123 Wed 02-Nov-16 10:29:58

We have offered on a property close to Grove Park station, just off Chinbrook Road. Does anyone know anything about this area? The house and commute are great though I worry about safety. I'm often coming home alone at about 11pm after work drinks (a couple of times a week). Does anyone have any insight?

idontlikealdi Wed 02-Nov-16 10:34:50

My commute involves a change of train at grove park onto the shuttle line. If the shuttle is any working or delayed and I'm late I always get a cab home instead of hanging around waiting for a bus, to be honest it doesn't feel like the safest area.

DEMum101 Wed 02-Nov-16 10:37:52

Wow, that road is really close to Grove Park station isn't it? To be honest, I travel through Grove Park and (as the shuttle to Bromley often isn't working) often get a bus from there, or wait for a lift or get a cab if its late. I also used to swim at a pool just round the corner from there and have never felt at all threatened. Personally, I'd be quite happy to move there even if I had a short walk home late at night just for the commuting advantages and the easy access to Bromley and Lewisham/Blackheath for shopping etc but it is difficult to be 100% about anywhere.

nicm123 Wed 02-Nov-16 13:18:10

Thanks @idontlikealdi and @DEMum101 that's really helpful information. Much appreciated!

Pradaqueen Wed 02-Nov-16 16:43:14

I used to work round the corner from there and never felt unsafe. It is near the large Downham ex/LA housing estate so as per all other ex council estates it suffers a reputation which is necessarily not deserved. I would buy. Any Bromley/Beckenham/ area property will do well. Prices there have gone insane lately.

SydneyCarton Wed 02-Nov-16 16:50:35

I used to live off Chinbrook Road (4 minute walk to Grove Park station!) and never had any problems feeling safe at any time, even when pregnant and/or with the baby. Would have loved to have stayed there, not least for the transport links, but too pricey. I agree re the Downham estate (that was the only place we could have afforded a house rather than a flat), some parts of it are not so nice but overall it's not that bad. Couldn't buy there now!

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Wed 09-Nov-16 22:34:50

I personally wouldnt buy there. To me it dosent feel safe and is a grim area. Apologies to anyone who does live in the vincinity but a major no no from me.

nicm123 Mon 14-Nov-16 11:59:21

Thanks everyone for your input. We weighed it up and decided to go for it!

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