Forest Hill is a dream neighborhood for a lot of people: it has a world class museum, beautiful Victorian homes, and a manageable commute that makes it a very enticing place to live. It's very popular for families because of these amenities and the safety of the area.
Many of the properties available here are Victorian homes that have been kept intact, though you will find a lot of flats on some streets like Eliot Bank. You’ll end up paying just a little more for your home here since this is a desirable area.
You’ll find a great options when it comes to eating and drinking: Italian, Chinese, Turkish, Indian, fish and chips, gastropubs. And there are some unique cafes that let you paint while you drink your tea and have a scone.
Forest Hill also has creative energy. A number art galleries have opened up and highlight local artists. The St. George’s Players are a community theater group that put on two full length plays each year. And the neighborhood is also home to many amateur photographers thanks to its amazing views of the London skyline.
Plenty of amenities add to the easy lifestyle and family-friendly appeal of Forest Hill. There is a leisure center with two pools and swimming classes, a library, a butcher, salons, cafes, yoga studios, children’s clubs, mommy groups, grocery stores, and an aquarium.
The City: 6.4 miles / 30-65 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Canary Wharf: 7.9 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit
Southwark: 5.6 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 25-35 minutes by transit
Westminster: 6.6 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 7.7 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
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