Over the last few years we have seen an influx in people looking to move to Croxley Green and house prices have risen rapidly in the area. Having lived in Croxley Green all my life, I thought I would outline the reasons why it is so popular and what I think the highlights of the area are.
The main reason that people look to move to Croxley Green is for the outstanding primary schools. With a choice of Harvey Road (previously attended by myself), Yorke Mead or Malvern Way & Little Green, all with either Outstanding or Good ofstead reports, families in Croxley are sure to find the perfect primary school for their children. The area is particularly popular with young families for this reason. The Rickmansworth School is located on Scots Hill, providing a fantastic secondary school option as well.
Croxley Green boasts fantastic transport links making it the perfect location if you work in London but prefer to live out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Croxley Station is on the metropolitan line and in zone 7 of the London Underground system. Trains are very regular and take just over 40 minutes to get into central London. We find that most potential buyers we register want to live within walking distance of the station and the great thing about Croxley is that most of the roads are! Croxley is also only a short distance from Junctions 17, 18 and 19 of the M25, making it an ideal location for commuters and within a 30 minute drive of Heathrow and Luton airports.
Eating & Drinking
There is a great selection of places to eat and drink in Croxley Green. If you enjoy good food and a pleasant atmosphere there is The Coach and Horses or The Artichoke on The Green. There is also a good selection of pubs to choose from including The Red House, The Fox and Hounds and The Sportsman. Perch & Co and Amici’s Cafe are lovely for a coffee and a catch up or a bite to eat at lunchtime.
Everything feels like it is not too far away in Croxley Green. There is a great sense of community and some fun events happen throughout the year, including The Revels, Classic Cars on the Green & Croxfest. There are a variety of community groups, sports clubs and facilities, including tennis, bowls, cricket and rugby.
The most popular property type in Croxley Green in 3 or 4 bedroom semi detached houses. Many of the 3 bedroom houses have potential to extend and this seems to be a popular option for many people who move into the area. You can also find larger detached houses on the roads around The Green, a very desirable and the most expensive part of the village.
Writing this blog has sparked a debate in the office about what road in Croxley we would most like to live on. For me, it has to be Dickinson Avenue. I love the style of houses on this road and the close proximity to the station, pubs, restaurants, and other local amenities. My colleague Tyler would choose Dover Way as he likes the style of house, space available and also the close proximity to local primary schools. I also speak to a lot of people who are very keen to live on or around The Green for the scenic views and quiet rural feel. It is a case of personal preference but their a certainly many desirable roads to choose from.
These are just a few reasons why Croxley Green is such a popular area to live. If you are considering selling in Croxley Green or are looking to move into the area and would like some further advice, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 01923 777704 or pop into our office at 160-162 Watford Road (opposite the station) for a chat.