New Cross is a vibrant area that is starting to get a lot of recognition and is attracting buyers from other areas due to the favourable property prices. New Cross, Telegraph Hill, Deptford and Brockley all have their own sense of community but New Cross is at the centre of it. The local demographic consists mainly of young professionals, families and students attending Goldsmiths, University of London. The university’s alumni include Damien Hirst, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Cale and Princess Beatrice of York.
There is a good infrastructure to accommodate families with plenty of good quality schools, universities and colleges. Telegraph Hill is home to to the freely-admitting Haberdashers’ School, and families tend to run at the opportunity of buying a home there. Period conversions is a great catch allowing first time buyers to buy one and two-bedroom properties, with several also being available for a face lift which attracts investors into the area. There is such a high demand for lettings in the area with students acquiring homes to reside in whilst studying. The Bond House project being developed by Crest Nicholson include some lovely new homes, with the company’s mission being to “improve the quality of life for individuals and communities, both now and in the future, by providing better homes, work place, retail and leisure spaces. Most importantly, we place our customers at the heart of everything we do”. New Cross and places like Deptford have benefited from the new infrastructure and regeneration.
New Cross has many benefits of living, including rail services to locations such as Canary Wharf from Deptford Bridge DLR. London Bridge is one stop away from New Cross and New Cross Gate station. With the bus depot being based in the area, there are a vast amount of options in and out of London. The prices of properties and the cost of living is quite adequate bringing in investors and first-time buyers. There is a lovely buzz about this place with a historic feel and numerous bars clubs and places to eat.
Interesting facts about New Cross
The Royal Naval School opened in 1843 and the building was taken over by the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Technical and Recreative Institute in 1891. The institute has evolved into the arts-oriented college that now calls itself Goldsmiths, University of London.
New Cross has become known for rock music which was at its peak in the early 21st century, primarily because several pubs hosted live music performances by unsigned artists. Art Brut and Bloc Party are just some of the few bands that emerged from the area.
Attractions in New Cross
New Cross is an area that doesn’t have a shopping centre but offers those within the community a large Sainsburys supermarket with an Iceland located on New Cross Road. In the area, there are many music pubs, which creates a bohemian atmosphere, setting up the perfect conditions for artist like-minded people to reside in the area. Telegraph Hill Market is also held every Saturday from 10am-3pm, where you can expect to find lovely hot food made by locals, with organic bread, fresh fish, and fresh fruit and veg.
New Cross provides you with Fordham Park which sits between Deptford Green Secondary School and Childeric Primary School; this a great location for children and exercising for the locals, as well as being a great way for the community to come together. Also in the community is Telegraph Hill Park that is divided into two on either side of Kitto Road located between Brockley and New Cross, where you can enjoy a picnic and the scenery of the city. The park has great facilities such as tennis courts, a basketball court and a children’s playground/play club.
You can find terrific casual places to dine within New Cross offering a range of cuisines, for example, Yao Kee who deliver authentic Chinese food, with the owner’s priority always being to leave the customer in delight with their food. You will find local cuisine such as Nigerian, Jamaican and Lebanese cuisine which deliver excellent food.
New Cross is a place that has you covered with amazing drinking spots including Rose Pub & Kitchen, The Fat Walrus and the Amersham Arms.
Major developments in New Cross
The New Cross Bond House development has been a blessing in disguise, helping to bring new life and more diversity to the area with many one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The apartments are based between New Cross Gate and New Cross station which is great for those who commute into work. For more information on the development, please visit Crest Nicholson.
The Pomeroy is a great new addition of 65 properties that consist of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, duplexes and houses. Living in a zone 2 is a blessing, with great access to central London, west London and the city’s financial heart making this an excellent place to reside in. For more information on the development, please visit Pomeroy.
The proposed Bakerloo line extension will run from Elephant & Castle further increasing commuting options for people.
Education in New Cross
New Cross has eight primary schools, with Kings Kids Christian School being the only independent primary school. Haberdashers Aske’s Hatcham Temple Grove Free School is rated outstanding by Ofsted and is a lot of parents’ first choice for the primary school they would like their child to attend.
There are three secondary schools in New Cross, with Hatcham College having split their secondary school into two with year 7-9 site based on Jerningham Road, and year 10-13 located on Pepys Road. The school has a good variety of subjects to study with strong values, one of them being “our vision is built from our values of aspiration and achievement, personal responsibility, self-discipline and mutual respect.”
For more information about the performance of the schools in the area, please visit gov.uk.
Places of worship in New Cross
In New Cross, there are a wide variety of places to worship, such as New Cross Road Baptism Church, St James Parish and St Catherine Church in Telegraph Hill, where Rev Sheridan James has been in charge for 9 years. There is also the option for those who practice Islam to attend The Lewisham Bengali Mosque and Baraka Mosque, both located within the area.
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Who is this area good for?
Source the Area think this area is a particularly good fit for commuters.
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New Cross Gate
New Cross – 10 mins to London Bridge
21 to Lewisham/Newington Green
321 to Foots Cray
343 to Aldgate
N136 to Oxford Circus/Chislehurst
The A202 runs from New Cross straight to Victoria, whilst the A2 and A20 lead to Canterbury/Dover and Folkestone respectively
Best roads in New Cross
Crime in New Cross
New Cross was once the area within Lewisham that had the highest crime rate; however, the police have been doing a good job at reducing that with the police database statistics showing a decrease within the crime rate, although there is still data to show that New Cross has 10 crimes a month per 1,000 residents. For more information and crime prevention advice, please visit Met Police.