Living in Coulsdon area information and guide

Coulsdon area overview

Coulsdon is in deepest south London at the point where the city is breaking into open countryside of the North Downs. The area is well served by railways with four stations running into London Bridge or Victoria. It is a suburban district but the central area has substantial industrial, automotive and distribution services. A secondary centre, Old Coulsdon, is much more traditional with a cricket pitch-focused village green, a much smaller parade of shops than Coulsdon's high street between Coulsdon and Smitham stations and a medieval church. Perhaps its main claim to fame is Rickman Hill Park which is the highest public large park in London, at 155 metres above sea level.

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Key statistics for
Coulsdon CR5

Rentonomy Ratings1
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Business Class
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, Kenya
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Coulsdon?

Coulsdon contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Old Coulsdon (CR5 1)
  • Smitham (CR5 2)
  • Chipstead (CR5 3)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Coulsdon

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Coulsdon South
Southern
London Bridge (27 min)
Woodmansterne
Southern
London Bridge (33 min)
Smitham
Southern
Victoria (36 min)
Reedham
Southern
Victoria (32 min)
Kenley
Southern
Victoria (36 min)
Kingswood
Southern
Victoria (46 min)
Whyteleafe
Southern
Victoria (39 min)
Purley
Southern
Victoria (27 min)
Whyteleafe South
Southern
Victoria (41 min)
Upper Warlingham
Southern
Victoria (33 min)
Riddlesdown
Southern
Victoria (29 min)
Belmont
Southern
Victoria (39 min)
Tadworth
Southern
Victoria (49 min)
Purley Oaks
Southern
Victoria (29 min)
Sanderstead
Southern
Victoria (26 min)
Wallington
Southern
Victoria (38 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

16% of non-UK born population

India

14% of non-UK born population

Kenya

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Business Class

The dominant type of people living here are business leaders approaching retirement who live in large family homes in the most prestigious residential suburbs.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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