Living in The Whitgift Foundation
The Whitgift Estate is probably the most sought after residential location within the London borough of Croydon. Many of these premier roads back on to either playing fields or parkland and some even back Shirley Park golf course, you can walk to Croydon town centre if you feel energetic. The area is currently going through a large regeneration project to include the Westfield shopping centre, due for completion by 2018.
Properties in The Whitgift Foundation
Croydon is home to the Whitgift Estate where you will find large detached houses in Grimwade avenue (many backing playing fields or Lloyd Park), Sandilands, Mapledale avenue, Radcliffe road, Harland avenue, Upfield, Fitzjames avenue and Sandilands with the Tram stop conveniently situated at the end of the road, serving East Croydon station and the town centre. The Whitgift Estate is Croydon’s most sought after location with house values generally between £900,000 to upwards of £2,000,000.
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Schools and other amenities
Most of the roads within the Whitgift Estate are within walking distance of a number of schools, including Archbishop Tenison’s C of E High School, Coloma Convent Girls School and Trinity School, an independent school for boys aged from 10 years and welcomes girls in the 6th form. Also close by, in the private sector there is Elmhurst School for Boys, Royal Russell Independent co-educational school for pupils aged 3 to 18 years, Old Palace of John Whitgift School, an Independent day school for girls aged 4 to 18 years, and Whitgift School, an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 10 to 18 years.
Croydon town centre offers a huge selection of shops and restaurants and coming very soon to Croydon is a brand new Westfield Shopping Centre. Recreational pursuits include Shirley Park Golf Course within easy walking distance, Lloyd Park (accessed via gate from rear garden) and Addington Hills. Local shops are within a short walk as well as buses to Croydon Town Centre offering the Whitgift Centre and Centrale for shopping facilities as well as many excellent bars and restaurants. Nearby South Croydon is famous for the quantity and variety of restaurants it offers and the Popular Surrey Street Market situated in the heart of the old town is a market open 6 days a week with a variety of stalls selling a range of produce and products.
If its arts and culture that interests you look no further than the Fairfield Halls within which the Ashcroft Theatre, Concert Hall, Arnhem Gallery and the New Studio offers a fabulous selection of Plays, Ballet, concerts, music, Art and much more. Right in the centre of Croydon is Queen’s Gardens opened in 1983 by Queen Elizabeth II. Lloyd Park covers 114 acres and offers park land with mature trees and woodland, a café, toilets, children’s playground, football, cross country running, a bowling green and there is a small pond. The tram service for the park stops at Lloyd Park, route 3.
For Golfers there are a number of golf clubs in the area including Shirley Park Golf Course, Croham Hurst Golf Club, Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Course, Addington Palace and the Addington Golf Club, ranked in Golf world’s top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland.
The Whitgift Foundation Estate is conveniently situated within easy walking distance of Sandilands Tram Stop serving East Croydon Station, East Croydon main line station provides excellent services to London main line stations in 18 and 21 minutes and Gatwick Airport between 15 and 32 minutes. Croydon is well placed for accessing Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the South Coast.
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