Recent Rightmove research puts Bexleyheath at the top of the leader board for home-selling speed, with the average time it takes to sell a property being just 3 weeks. Many people looking to buy in Bexleyheath are families moving from Central London to get more property for their money, whilst still only having a short commute. We’ve put together a list of our top 5 other reasons, why we think Bexleyheath is the perfect area for families.

1. Transport links

The commute time into Central London from Bexleyheath, is about 35 minutes. And with 4 stations nearby, (Bexleyheath, Bexley, Barnehurst, and Welling) there is no shortage of choice when it comes to transport.

2. Schools

There are also a number of excellent schools in the area, with all of the state primary schools awarded ‘good’ by OFSTED, and three grammar schools awarded ‘outstanding’. According to recent research conducted by One Family,  73% of Key Stage 4 children in the DA6 postcode are awarded at least 5 GCSEs at A*-C grade, 23% higher than the national average of just below 50%.

3. Danson Park

Danson Park is perfect for active recreation activities with Danson Park Watersports Centre, and tennis courts available to hire, it is also perfect for taking walks around the multiple different gardens. The park is also historically significant being home to Red House, the iconic home of writer, painter, and socialist William Morris. The house is a National Trust property, and is well worth a visit. It also boasts lovely gardens which are great for summer picnics.

The park also hosts other annual events and funfairs – fun for all the family

4. Regeneration

The council have won awards for the way in which Bexleyheath high street along Broadway has been redesigned, for combining traffic, pedestrians, and cyclists in an innovative way so that every resident can get the best from their high street.

There is a variety of shops at the high street itself, and at the end of The Broadway, there is a shopping centre which include big branches of Boots, Sainsbury’s, River Island, Monsoon, Pandora, Holland & Barrett, H&M, New Look, Marks & Spencer, and WHSmiths.

There are also a large number of restaurants and eateries, including Pizza Express, The Meze Turkish restaurant, Stuzzichini, Zizis, and Prada’s.

For entertainment, there are a number of nightclubs including Blend Bar, Zingara, and Pure, a cinema, and a bowling alley. Those are just a few we could mention!

5. Low crime rates

According to the One Family survey, the DA6 postcode has 46% less reported crime than the national average, a reassuring statistic for those looking for somewhere safe to bring up their family.

If you’re looking to move to the area, then give us a call on 0208 304 0997 and our friendly team of local experts will be happy to help.