More about Blackheath...
Blackheath is steeped in history, with its name being recorded as far back as 1166. The area’s tumultuous past saw it become the focal point for several peasant rebellions and uprisings; it was also a notorious haunt for highwaymen throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, and later it became a meeting point for the London Society for Women’s Suffrage in 1909. Blackheath takes its name from the large open grassland which separates it from Greenwich to the north and Lewisham to the south and west.
As estate agents, Blackheath provides us with a good mix of housing to offer buyers. The property landscape comprises substantial Victorian and Georgian houses (some of which have been converted into flats), Grade I and II listed buildings, and some functional post-war housing. The Cantor Estate, built by John Cantor during the 1800s and now classed as a conservation area, offers some of the area’s most sought-after properties ranging from mock-Tudor houses and Edwardian mansions to 1960s apartment blocks. The wide range of housing stock, coupled with increased interest in the area, has meant that Blackheath has gained a reputation for being more affluent and desirable than neighbouring Deptford and Lewisham.
Due to its excellent position for commuting to Canary Wharf (you can even bike commute in less than 15 minutes!), the area has seen a marked increase in investment from City workers looking for a village location within easy reach of the office. Likewise, the mix of excellent state schooling – including some schools with “Outstanding” Ofsted reports – and private schools in the area attract young families. A high percentage of people come to Blackheath as tenants and end up becoming home-buyers, eventually settling as life-long residents. As a local letting agent, SE3 is an area we believe has great buy-to-let investment potential.