Given the number of time people at work, the amount of time getting to and from work can be hugely important to a person’s mood, health and outlook.
A study undertaken by the Canary Wharf Group suggests that most people living in city locations want to live closer to work. The study found that 70% of respondents would move to be closer to their place of work, to maintain a better work-life balance. However, for people living in rural areas, only 8% said the same.
There is a massive difference to the outlook of buyers between city and country areas, which vendors need to realise. In South London, the city location is hugely important, because it makes it easier for people to get to and from their work, across the capital.
London has a lot of crucial commuter areas
While many areas in London vie to be regarded as the leading commuter area, and some of these areas have a higher claim than Croydon or Streatham, there is no denying that many people find the daily commute from these locations to be a simple process.
The journey time between Streatham Common and Victoria is 20 minutes while the journey to and from London Bridge is 23 minutes. There are also Thameslink connections from Streatham Common to Blackfriars in 21 minutes, Farringdon in 25 minutes and St Pancras in half an hour.
From East Croydon, London Bridge can be accessed in 14 minutes, it takes 16 minutes to reach East Croydon, and Blackfriars is 22 minutes away. These journeys are manageable daily, making Streatham and Croydon areas that many commuters are keen to live. While there have been some reports that the standard of trains heading to and from Croydon isn’t of the highest standard, the minimal journey time means this isn’t the biggest issue.
This area is within reach of average commute times for many employees
With the average commuting time in the United Kingdom coming in at 32 minutes, Croydon and Streatham offer a suitable option for people looking to get to and from their work with a minimum of fuss and effort. There are many other factors to consider when looking for a place to stay, including affordability, local facilities, and the community spirit. However, there is a great deal of backing and support for local life in Streatham and Croydon, making it an area that may appeal.
If you are selling your home, this is a critical factor that drives buyers to the area, helping you to place your home in front of willing buyers. If you are looking to sell your house in Croydon or Streatham, get in touch, and we will be more than happy to assist you.
At Oaks Estate Agents, we are delighted to say we have helped many local vendors, and we look forward to helping you connect with willing buyers.