The Best Estate Agents in Forest Hill

Described by The Independent as “one of London’s greenest and most tranquil suburbs”, Forest Hill is fast becoming a favourite among property investors. The area has benefited greatly from improved transport links due to the East London line extension, and for estate agents, Forest Hill SE23 has seen a steady influx of young families and professionals all hoping to capitalise on some of the capital’s most affordable homes. This up-and-coming area has great potential – and with plans to further extend transport links to the City, now is a great time to consider Forest Hill.

Honor Oak Park forms part of the same suburb, and has its own mailine rail station utilising the same Overground service and it’s a stop nearer to London.

Where is Forest Hill?

Forest Hill is a district of South London, located in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is situated between Dulwich and Brockley to the north, and Sydenham and Catford to the south.

Find Homes through Our Estate Agents in Forest Hill, SE23

At one time, the description of “Forest Hill” was accurate with the surroundings, and until the early 1800s there were about fifteen large houses only in the area. In the year 1810, the Lewisham Enclosure Act was passed, which brought about the increase in the rate of property development. With the arrival of the Forest Hill railway station back in 1839, more spacious homes were built for bigger families who much like today preferred a rural lifestyle that had easy access to the city for work. This brought about the predominance of “Victorian Architecture” in this area of London and an increase in the number of Estate Agents Forest Hill, SE23.

Today, Victorian home styles remain in the majority, but our Estate Agents Forest Hill, SE23 help young families and professionals with flats in the area like Eliot Bank and some contemporary Brown Field developments including work/live units.

Reliable Forest Hill Letting Agents

At Fish Need Water, families and young professionals often come to us to seek some help related to letting homes and flats in this area of London. Forest Hill letting agents offer you properties in different locations with rental rates that fit within your budget.

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Fish Need Water Forest Hill real estate has all it takes to help families with finding a home in this neighbourhood. This is one neighbourhood our estate agents in forest hill truly love. Residents also adore this location because it’s a place buzzing with creative energy, a number of exciting art galleries, and much more.

Whether you wish to buy, sell, or want to consider Forest Hill Lettings, please contact our estate agents in Forest Hill for your free property valuation.

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Transport info

Regular buses:
Routes to Dulwich, Tottenham Court Road and Victoria
Forest Hill overground station:
Links to Clapham, Euston and Shoreditch
Forest Hill railway station:
26 minutes to Highbury & Islington; 14 minutes to London Bridge

Best local finds

Best culture:
Horniman Museum
Best pub:
All Inn One
Best restaurant:
Babur Restaurant
Best Park:
Horniman Gardens
I have just sold my wonderful flat with Fish Need Water. I have been extremely grateful for the help and support from this small agency. I was previously under the assumption that estate agents were all the same only their commission varying. However I was wrong. This is a great company which is why I am taking the time to write this review. My flat had been on the market with a large agent and it wasn't selling. James who runs Fish Need Water, had made contact via mail shot and I wasn't sure how he would compare to the bigger agents, however my flat hadn't sold and I was willing to try someone different! I can honestly say James is an outstanding salesman who breaks the typical estate agent mould and really takes care of his clients. My flat had been recently redecorated but it was fairly empty and void of furnishings. This could have been the reason why it hadn't previously enticed a buyer. When my contract term with the big agent was nearly over, I met with James who immediately pointed out the flat was bare and soulless. I appreciated his honesty and once we had agreed to work together, he suggested I cancel the contract with the other agent, remove it from Rightmove and wait a few weeks. James is a Rightmove genius and an expert in marketing. I added many soft furnishings, pictures, luxury soaps, flowers, wine and books - all following James's advice, and my flat was transformed. James worked closely with the photographer and the photos turned out incredibly well and very arty, a different league to that of the previous agent. In fact James spent the afternoon moving and repositioning items to make the photos work. He even moved all the bins from the front of the house so the street shot looked neat and welcoming. I was impressed with his enthusiasm and attention to detail. Once my flat was up again on Rightmove it soon had an offer. All the preparation work had paid off. Through the whole process I only dealt with James and his legal assistant who both worked really hard to smooth out the legal bumps and usual stresses which often occur when selling in a chain. Working with such a small team meant I never got forgotten as I was only dealing directly with James. There were no mixed messages or missed information which can happen when you work with a sales team of two or three. I would certainly use Fish Need Water again and I have already recommended this company to two of my friends. Thank you James for everything, you are a master of your craft. Rachel Russell
Excellent service and communication throughout the process. James and Susie kept us in the loop at all times and were always there with any questions or concerns we had, I would recommend to others. Paul Ruskin
James Hall and Jack Barber both worked with me to sell my 1 bedroom flat and I\'m so glad they did! From the minute I met James I could tell he was passionate about property and actually cared about your sale. On the day of taking the marketing photos, James came over an hour beforehand to style my property and clear any clutter. So many people commented on how brilliant the photos were and how much it set my flat apart from others on the market. Jack is relatively new to the business but was also really passionate, persuasive and clearly knew his stuff. Above all his professionalism and care shone through. I\'ve already recommended them to two other people looking to sell. They sold my flat quickly in a really tough market (for London flats) and I\'m so glad I went with them. They put the big high street estate agents to shame... The sales progression team also worked hard and really put me at ease through some hairy moments as we neared exchange...big shout out to Susie for a stellar job! Ellie Smith

More about Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park SE23...

As the name suggests “Forest Hill” sits at a high vantage point with breathtaking views of the City – and wherever you are in this leafy suburb, you’ll see tree-lined streets affording stunning vistas without the hefty price tag. According to local estate agents, Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park offer a good mix of housing: Victorian villas, art deco apartment blocks, beautifully renovated mews houses and more. Still relatively affordable even in comparison to its neighbour Dulwich, Forest Hill offers a less-city-more-countryside-village feel with its quaint passageways, private roads and quiet backstreets.

Forest Hill has an abundance of parks, gardens, wooded areas and nature reserves, and there’s even an allotment scheme for residents. Both One Tree Hill in Honor Oak Park and Blythe Hill fields in Honor Oak are great locales for walkers, and budding photographers. The Grade II Listed Horniman Museum and Gardens, which was gifted to the local people by wealthy tea-trader Frederick Horniman in 1901, offers 16 acres of gardens, an aquarium, a natural history museum, and a world-famous collection of musical instruments. For a bit of relaxation head to Forest Hill Pools – which have just had a multimillion-pound refurbishment and extension to include a new health and fitness suite.

Culture In Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park...

As boasted by residents and estate agents, Forest Hill has character, soul and spirit. It’s the kind of place where you’ll know your neighbours and people will smile and say hello in the street. It’s this genuine community feel, along with some great schools in Honor Oak Park with “Outstanding” Ofsted ratings such as Stillness and the popular St William of York Catholic school, which are attracting young families.

Similarly, the bohemian, culturally diverse local population, coupled with great transport links to the City, is attracting young professionals and a creative, artistic crowd. Havelock Walk is the heart of the creative community, and artists from across London flock there to work and open their studios and gallery spaces to the public.

What to do in Forest Hill and Honor Oak...

Forest Hill’s once rundown town centre is really starting to flourish again with the establishment of new cafes, delis, boutiques and galleries as well as a conveniently located supermarket. Funky haberdashery, Stag and Bow, offers handmade crafts, furniture and jewellery, while Montage, a vintage-inspired shop, serves up cups of tea while you browse the gallery and listen to Forties jazz. Nathan and Ruth of The Butchery on London Road are set to feature in the new Raymond Blanc series; their meat shop focuses on providing, tasty, native-breed, free-range meat sourced from small farmers .

Similarly Honor Oak Park, fondly known as HOP to residents has seen a series of improvements to the local main retail street, Honor Oak Park. A Sainsbury's local has just opened, co-coinciding with a complete refit for popular Try Tapas, now known as Donde, and looking a whole lot better for the refurbishment. Babur improved a few years back now looking more like a central London restuarant with great food to match and local Sardian restuarant Le Querce is as popular as ever. HOP now even has its own award winning deli in Hills and Parke who supply lots of lovely local produce.

Forest Hill is also a real treat for foodies – with restaurants and gastro-pubs serving up cuisine such as Chinese, Indian, Italian, Nepalese, Spanish and Thai. Once a month, there’s a food fair held outside Forest Hill Station. Try The Ghurkha’s Flavour, a popular Indian and Nepalese restaurant, for rare speciality dishes made with authentically sourced Nepalese spices.

Nightlife in Forest Hill is good with a mix of trendy bars and traditional pubs. The Hob Pub is famous for its stand-up comedy nights with the likes of local-boy Micky Flanagan performing. For something a bit different try the Sylvan Post, a converted former Sixties Post Office complete with upcycled Royal Mail furniture, décor, and souvenirs. They have an excellent selection of wine, kegs and five hand-pull pumps to choose from. And as with so many of the bars and restaurants in Forest Hill, it’s kids and dogs friendly.

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