Is Dulwich Village 'dull and conservative'?
We were thinking of buying in the Dulwich Village area but someone dismissed it as 'dull and conservative'. Is there any truth in this? What is it like to live there? We would like to be near good schools and like the park.
Asked on Apr 19 2010,
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It is fair to say that Dulwich Village (and Dulwich in general), is 'conservative' (with a small 'c') because it is part of a conservation area known as the Dulwich Estate, and the predominantly Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian architectures are uniquely preserved here. Dulwich also has some of the finest schools and colleges in the UK, and a high proportion of places to residents, thereby attracting those who are seeking a good education for their children. Signs and advertising are strictly controlled and the many leafy streets and avenues make this area an oasis within London. Close to hand is Dulwich Park, a beautiful landscaped area, and the world renowned Dulwich Picture Gallery. Just beyond this is Dulwich College with its playing fields, and other open spaces, which is surrounded by many fine detached houses situated in quarter acre plots. Within a mile or so of the Village, is East Dulwich, and this area has many interesting bars, cafes, restaurants and shops, which is a favourite haunt for the youngsters. Dulwich is probably the best kept property secret in London as prices are still relatively competitive. Does all of this sound dull? Visit and find out!
Answered on Aug 10 2010,
Dulwich is the most wonderful place to live. Beautiful West Dulwich in particular has everything - quiet villagey feel, but excellent transport links and very close to all shops, amenities, culture and thriving centres of culinary excellence - cafes, restaurants, Italian deli, - independant award-winning shops, upmarket dry-cleaners with general laundry, ironing & alteration service, homemade ready-meals ('Cook' shop), excellent schools & colleges, sports centre, gym, thriving local clubs & societies, Tesco & other 'express' supermarkets, several train stations (West Dulwich station takes you into Central London, Victoria, in 10 minutes!!), many bus services, and proximity to Crystal Palace with its links to the Tube network, thriving cafe culture, vintage shops, etc etc. FIGHT to live there!!
Answered on Mar 3 2011,
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