Your Move Blackheath Local Area Guide

How is the Blackheath property market performing?

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Average property price in Blackheath

£554,242
+14.2%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Blackheath covers.
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Average rental price in Blackheath

£1,689
pcm
+12.6%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Blackheath in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Blackheath?

Blackheath is an affluent suburb of London, England.

It derives its name from the large open public grassland, which separates it from Greenwich to the North and Lewisham to the West. Blackheath is a wealthy area of London, sometimes described as a London village and is largely residential with its properties generally being large Victorian or Georgian family homes.

 

Transport and travel

There are excellent transport links from Blackheath with rail links from the main station into London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street as well as Slade Green and Dartford, via Bexleyheath, Woolwich Arsenal or Gravesend. There is also Westcombe Park station that provides links to Luton, Barnehurst, Crayford and Rainham. Bus services are also good and offer good links across the area, supported by good road networks including links into London and the A2.

 

Parks and recreation

Blackheath retains a community atmosphere within a well-kept family village but with all the attractions of London on its doorstep, including parks, leisure centres and sports facilities, it provides a great place for families, young people and those retired to enjoy.

It is famously known for being the home of the historic Cutty Sark Ship and the All Saints’ Parish Church which has been standing on the Heath itself since 1608. The area is also known for providing the starting hub for the London Marathon and the annual Blackheath firework display.

 

Schools

There are numerous schools and educational establishments for children of all ages in and around Blackheath and include Blackheath High School and Eltham College. Universities close by include Goldsmiths and the University of Greenwich.

 

Restaurants and Shopping

As would be expected, being close to central London there are masses of restaurants, cafes and shops in Blackheath. Many are associated with the more well-known high street brands but there’s also many local independent stores that provide an even greater choice for residents and visitors alike.

 

Housing market

The sales and rental market in Blackheath and surrounding areas is extremely strong especially because of its location and the variety of properties on offer which ranges from large Victoria properties to smaller new build developments with riverside views. Each road has its own charm and to find comparables is tough due to the individuality of each property. The most striking aspect of Blackheath as an area are the large mansions which enclose the main Heath itself, providing a stunning border to the village. On average the price for a one-bed apartment is £350,000 or a detached property averages at £1,400,000.