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Quaint essential English countryside is the main appeal of Beckenham, wonderful open spaces and a strong community feel add to the village vibe of the area. The housing in the area is varied from substantial Victorian and Edwardian homes that line the streets, to 1920’s flats and 1930’s semi-detached and terrace houses.

In Park Langley you can find mock Tudor detached homes, there is also a conservation area around Clock House and Kent House stations, the area between Clock House Road and Croydon Road is particularly desirable for the school catchment area. There are more houses than flats in the area, although in terms of the rental market there are more flats to rent in comparison to houses.

Highly coveted areas are located in Beckenham Park Place, Langley Park and Park Langley. There is a new-gated community behind South Eden Park Road called Langley Court, with 179 homes located here. For smaller houses there is Elmers End, there are also a number of Victorian conversion flats in the area for young professionals, for families there are 3-4 bedroom terrace homes.

Standard of Living in Beckenham

There are popular state schools in Beckenham, a busy high street, a theatre, cinema, a number of sports clubs, beautiful parks such as Kelsey Park, which is home to a lake and rose garden and some lovely woodland at Beckenham Place Park to enjoy. Densely populated, it is no longer a small village, with excellent transport links; it is a mere 8 miles from the centre of London. A charming area it attracts young people and families predominately.

 

Other Living necessities in Beckenham

Beckenham is home to popular state schools; Alexandra Infants received ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted, whereas Balgowan, Clare House, Unicorn and Marian Vian Primary Schools all received ‘good’ from Ofsted. Langley Park Comprehensive schools include one for boys and one for the girls, these seem to achieve above average GCSE results, the girls achieved ‘good’ from Ofsted and the boys school ‘outstanding’.

There are two academy schools in the area, these are Harris Academy and Harris Academy Bromley, the latter is for girls only, both these schools received ‘good’ from Ofsted. Private schools include St Christopher’s The Hall, Cator Park Montessori pre-school and Bishop Challoner.

There are a number of large supermarkets in the area, which include Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Morrison’s and Marks and Spencer’s. There are six train stations, a number of pubs, bars and restaurants. There is a regular farmers market held here and an excellent range of independent and high street stores. There is a library on Beckenham Road, open everyday except Sunday, it is host to a number of baby groups and has a range of groups for children to partake in and enjoy.

Places to visit near Beckenham

Beckenham is close to Thornton Heath, Croydon, Bromley and Chislehurst. The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is to the north of Beckenham, as is the Isle of Dogs. Situated in the south east of London you can reach Oxford Street in 30 minutes in a taxi and enjoy all the city has to offer. For children there is Kidscape in Croydon, which is an award winning indoor adventure playground. Croham Hurst is in south Croydon, an idyllic woodland with a heath, this area was once a Bronze Age settlement. Shortlands is also in the borough of Bromley, the once home of Enid Blyton.

Beckenham Council Tax

Beckenham is located in the borough of Bromley; you can find the relevant council tax charges at the following link:

http://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200028/council_tax