Bromley Property Market
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The average rental in Bromley is approximately £1,425 per month. The highest value property is found in Bickley, Bromley, the average price of property in Bromley is half a million pounds. This picturesque area is conveniently situated close enough to London but at the same time far enough away so you are able to relax here.
Charming, sophisticated and laid back Bromley lies in the southeast commuters belt. Bromley is popular with families, as the grammar school system is still in place. 12 miles from Central London, a lot of development has happened in Bromley since the mid 19th C, so there is a mixture of Victorian, Edwardian and post those period homes.
For attractive detached houses head to Bickley and Sundridge Park, some of the oldest houses in Bromley are small cottages; in Bromley Park you’ll find larger homes suitable for families. For flats or conversions they generally have been built in the second half of the 20th C here.
The majority of properties in the heart of Bromley are terraced houses; on Bromley Common you’ll find 2 and 3 bedroom houses. In Bromley Old Town there are Victorian cottages and Bromley South offers more modern flats. For Victorian and Edwardian semi-detached houses there are plenty in Shortlands
Standard of Living in Bromley
Relaxing and peaceful, Bromley is a good shopping destination. There are green spaces and good family homes. The Town centre is currently undergoing a £5.2 million development. A home here for a family is more reasonable in cost than that of central London but close enough in its proximity.
There is a calm atmosphere in Bromley, you’ll also find Kent Downs in the borough, which is an area of natural outstanding beauty, and it is the only borough in London that has been afforded this title. There is also investment in the area to restore some of the beautiful historical buildings. In 2014 it was ranked by the Information Capital as one of the happiest places to reside in London.
Other Living necessities in Bromley
The Glade shopping centre is home to 135 stores, so there is a good selection of retail outlets. There are some very good schools in the area, including Highfield Infants and Junior school and some good state secondary schools and academies, as well as private schools such as Bromley High all girls’ school.
Market Square, East Street and High Street North are home to over 300 shops, restaurants and cafes, and are at the heart of Bromley. There are independents among the regular high street names. There is also an open-air market on Bromley High Street every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On the High Street there is an indoor shopping centre called ‘Intu’.
For outdoor space there are playing fields and golf course, Martin’s Hill Park is a popular children’s play area. Bromley benefits from excellent amenities, with a large Tesco’s, and 14 libraries in the area, Central Library is the largest.
Places to visit near Bromley
Bluewater is only a mere 25 minutes away for shopping; Bromley is south of Catford, east of Beckenham, west of Chislehurst and north of Farnborough and Keston. Sprawling Kent is on Bromley’s doorstep. Crystal Palace Park is nearby, a grade II listed facility, and for football fans Crystal Palace football grounds are not far.
Bromley Council Tax
Bromley council tax is fairly reasonable, with Band A in the region of £700, Band D around £1,000 per month and Band H in the vicinity of £2,000 a month.