In the seventies, Beckenham and Bromley were highly regarded as up market towns, with street after street of town centre roads lined with substantial period homes, some offering 8 bedrooms or more over three of four floors.
Through the decades, the need for more homes in the London Boroughs has seen most of these original properties removed to make way for blocks of flats, and one has to look very closely to see the odd few remaining large homes in some streets.
Beckenham has probably seen the most of this development culture, with many of the main streets of the town now being predominantly modern apartment blocks. However, such is the thriving nature of Beckenham with its numerous restaurants, bars and night life, that the town has embraced the vibrance and has now become the place to live, not just for the younger generation, but for all age ranges as there is an excellent blend of amenities to suit all.
Transport facilities in Beckenham are second to none, with fast Victoria services from Beckenham Junction dropping you at Victoria station in as little as 15-16 minutes. Coupled with this is a wide selection of excellent schools, such as Clare House Primary School, Balgowan Primary School and the ever popular Langley Secondary Schools, not to mention the Harris Academies and the forthcoming Beckenham Academy secondary school due to open in September 2016.
Beckenham also has one of the largest public park and ancient woodlands in the south east, the stunning Beckenham Place Park, which is a highly popular venue for dog walkers and summer picnics.
Beckenham offers unrivalled amenities to all age ranges and is now widely recognised as a destination for London sellers to choose as their next home town.