The Royal Borough of Greenwich has so much to offer that residents are often reluctant to move out when buying their first or subsequent home.
There’s the river, the parks, the history, the architecture and the Unesco World Heritage site, not to mention the great schools, fast transport links, shops, pubs and clubs.
But while property in high-profile central Greenwich and Blackheath comes at a price, Charlton is still comparatively good value.
It’s a friendly, community-minded place with an abundance of attractive Victorian terraces, an increasing number of new-builds, its own park, one of the country’s finest Jacobean houses, an outdoor lido and, of course, Charlton Athletic football club.
Trains go to four London terminals and all the way to Luton, or you can jump on the Elizabeth line at Woolwich.
What’s new in Charlton
Convenient for the river and train, this block consists of 16 large flats with open-plan layout. Each comes with a balcony and parking. The communal roof terrace has 360-degree views.
This development is so popular that some commercial space has been converted in eight additional one and two-bed flats with large balconies. By using Deposit Unlock, you’ll only need a five per cent deposit, and Fairview’s new Buddy Up scheme, encouraging first-time buyers to purchase with a friend, is available.
One last shared-ownership home remains. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large all-in-one kitchen/living/dining room leading out to a balcony.
Average property price £512,444
Average rent £2,393pcm
Council tax (Band D) £1,814.23
Commuting time to Zone 1 17mins to London Bridge
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A range of one-bedroom, shared-ownership flats, plus the last remaining three-bed with allocated parking, including fitted integrated kitchens and private outdoor space. A furniture pack or £1,000 Ikea voucher is currently offered on all the one-bed homes.
Some 43 one-bed and five two-bed Pocket homes launch this spring/summer at a 20 per cent discount on the local market price. Targeted at first-time buyers who live or work in the borough, they’re cleverly designed to make the best use of space.
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