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Professionals send Brixton property prices surging by 15%

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055

    Never have that problem in Brixton.

    If I get the train from Streatham I do though.
     
  2. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    of course, the other benefit of Brixton is that it's easy cycling distance into town - a mere three or four miles.
     
  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Must have been weird being one of the few residents left on the estate

    Wonder how the new Elephant will affect traffic in that area?
     
  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    i think you misjudge the sentiment north of the river if you think yuppies are welcome anywhere
     
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  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    less, surely. what, a mile to kennington and a mile from there into central london? (from, say, brixton library)
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    I reckon places like Islington are full of them.
     
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    No it's not. I used to walk it (although that was from Whitehall to Brixton Hill)

    I just put in Trafalgar Square to Brixton Hill into google maps and it reckons 4.2 miles
     
  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    full, perhaps, but are they welcome among what remains of the indigenous population? i doubt it.
     
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  9. Winot

    Winot Win not Whine

    5 miles by bike to Chancery Lane.
     
  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    alright, how far is it then?
     
  11. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    fuck knows how you're cycling it, via stanmore or something.
     
  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    See previous post. (That's going over Lambeth Bridge btw, not Westminster)
     
  13. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    My current cycle journey from near the Jamm to Victoria is 3 miles exactly. I'd say Brixton tube to Oxford circus is about 4.5 miles.
     
  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    :oops:

    i make it 4 miles from brixton tube to centrepoint
     
  15. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    I'm not sure that's confined to Brixton though - the whole of London is experiencing rises.
     
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    frankly that's not too far off the inflation rate (albeit c.7.5% rather than 5)
     
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    hah :D
     
  19. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Sounds about right. My cycle in is pretty much bang on 4 miles from centre of Brixton to Tower Bridge.
     
  20. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Awesome Narcissist

    Potential bullshit detector says who says 'sold' and 'coming on to the market' are separate measures.....
     
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  21. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    The hipsters do quite a bit of cycling on their bright green fixies....maybe that's why they're all moving to Brickers
     
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  22. Matey

    Matey New Member

    Hi everybody.

    I've recently bought a house in Brixton which I'm converting from two flats back into one house (as it was before). I bought in Brixton primarily because a: it's a nicer house than I could afford to get elsewhere and b: it's on the tube so I can go to work.

    I have been reading through this forum after seeing the Evening Standard article tonight. I see lots of posts bemoaning the gentrification of Brixton and perhaps I haven't read the right ones, but I can't really see any explaining why people object so much?

    My crude understanding of Brixton is that it was for at least 2/3rds of its existence an affluent Victorian suburb.

    Acknowledging that it would be a real shame if the pendulum swung too far the other way (which I can't see happening for a long time, if ever) what's wrong with Brixton improving its lot a bit?

    Apologies if I'm treading on a lot of sensibilities here but I'd love to why a bit of 'gentrification' (which I don't think is really the right word in Brixton’s case) is such a 'bad' thing?
     
  23. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055

  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    so, you've reduced the capacity of the dwelling from two households to one and you can't see the problem with that?
     
  25. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter marquistador

    Quite a few of my friends have been priced out of Brixton, including families who have lived here all their lives. It's a huge change in the community. We were talking earlier about the Heygate estate at the Elephant - another really close community which has been torn apart by closure and future redevelopment.
     
  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Is this a wind-up? :hmm:
     
  27. editor

    editor Got a fever +the only prescription is more cowbell

  28. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    define ''improving it's lot''.

    Welcome to urban btw. :)
     
  29. Matey

    Matey New Member

    There are now two more people living in the house than there were before.
     
  30. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Poster of the Year 2004

    if you have converted the house from two flats into one house, then unless you've done some jiggerypokery there are no longer two households in the property. so, you've reduced the capacity of the house from two households to one and you don't see the problem with that?

    if you want the house to be in keeping with the majority of brixton's history then you should rip it down and turn it into a field.
     

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