The Times: "Honor Oak: an affordable alternative to East Dulwich"

The Times property section today features Honor Oak, pitching it as "an affordable alternative to East Dulwich" and arguing that "people looking for a slightly younger vibe tend to go for nearby Brockley." The paper praises its transport connections (except to East Dulwich) and its green spaces and says:

Honor Oak has a history of rallying locals. In 1896, residents halted plans for an open space — today the area’s main park — to become a golf club. These days their protests are directed against chains such as Domino’s Pizza and hastily planned new-builds, but that sense of community is still just as strong. 

Friendly neighbours is one of the perks of living in this still relatively unknown pocket of Lewisham, but most people move here for its comparatively affordable property. Average house prices in Honor Oak and trendy nearby East Dulwich have risen by 63 per cent during the past decade, according to Zoopla, but it’s only in the former that you can still find a three-bed with a garden for less than £400,000. The extension of the East London Line (now the Overground) to Honor Oak Park in 2010 brought an influx of wealthier buyers, and the area is now well on its way to imitating the success of East Dulwich (where family homes now cost more than half a million). It’s not quite there yet, though; the little high street by the station is a curious mix of tapas bars, antique shops and fried-chicken joints.

The rest is here (paywall). Thanks again to FashionBite on Twitter for the tip-off.