What’s it like to live in Balham?

by | Mar 15, 2022 | Moving

With easy access to green space, the City of London and the West End, as well as a vibrant entertainment scene, Balham’s appeal is obvious. And with singer sensation Adele listed in the Balham school alumni, it’s easy to see why families are attracted to its fabulous selection of schools.


According to Rightmove the average sale price of houses in Balham over the past year is £879,748. A large bulk of properties sold in that time-frame are flats, which sold for an average price of £587,630. In the same period terraced properties sold for an average price of £1,222,217, whilst semi-detached properties fetched an average of £1,636,498. The average monthly rental price in Balham is £2,059.


Located in Zone 3 on the Northern Line, Balham Station is an interchange between National Rail and London Underground Services. As such it is not only easy to head into Victoria Station, the City of London and the West End, but also further afield to Milton Keynes, Croydon, Sutton and Epsom. There are also numerous bus routes which provide easy access to central London.


Not only is Balham home to a secondary school for deaf children, to which pupils travel from all over London, but it is also home to several schools registered ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED. These include primary schools Holy Ghost Catholic, St Anselm’s Catholic and Telferscot, and secondary schools Chestnut Grove Academy (who’s ex-alumni includes singing superstar Adele) and La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School. In addition to this there are several great option for private education in Balham including Hornsby House, Oliver House and Eveline Day School.

Shopping, Eating Out & Entertainment

Although it is easy to access the West End from London, it is by no means necessary as Balham offers a lively entertainment scene. Renowned venue The Bedford has hosted great musicians such as The Clash, Ed Sheeran and U2, whilst intimate boutique venue The Exhibit offers a boutique screening room, karaoke suite, outdoor terraces as well as its famous bottomless brunches. And when you are in search of something more wholesome, then you need look no further than the wonderful Saturday Farmers’ Market or the delightful Blackbird Bakery, located in the Hildreth Street Market.


Located as it is between four south-London commons, Balham offers a wealth of green space whether you choose to use it to exercise or to while away sunny afternoons over a picnic. And when the weather is not on your side, Balham Leisure Centre offers a wide variety of fun ways to get and stay fit.


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