Buying in Forest Hill Guide - Houses for Sale in Forest Hill

Forest Hill Buyers Guide

Situated in the ward of Lewisham in south east London, Forest Hill has a population of around 15,000. With a name that originates from the Great North Wood, a beautiful oak forest that once laid claim to the land, the area was once home to the Crystal Palace before it relocated. In recent years, the area has undergone regeneration and is now a prime location for home owners.

A suburb on the move, this part of the city is now home to an eclectic mix or traditional and contemporary eateries, with more opening all the time. There are several schools in the area, with some enjoying a great deal of success, including Horniman Primary School, which boasts the best views in all of London. There is much to enjoy in Forest Hill for residents and visitors alike, from the recently opened aquarium to the Horniman Museum for those with a penchant for music, history or anthropology. To get away from the busy London life why not spend a day at the Devonshire Road Nature Reserve where you can relax with a picnic by the pond or spend time enjoying the conservation area.

Under £300k

Working couples and singles have a wide variety of properties to choose from for under £300k. From around £240k, there are studio apartments, spacious one bedroom flats and properties that are in central suburbs.

Many of the properties have been refurbished and have a stylish, contemporary feel to them. Add to this, the location which for many is close to the thriving centre of Forest Hill and you have the perfect recipe for properties for young professionals.


For those who have a budget of over £300k there’s a splendid variety of properties to view. As well as spacious one bedroom apartments, with gardens offering stylish interiors, there are roomy three bedroom terrace houses for families.

Victorian maisonettes, Edwardian flats and more all come together in this area to ensure that there’s a property just waiting to become your home.

£500k - £1,000,000

For those with a budget between £500k and a million pounds there are some truly delightful properties that must be viewed.  Charming period homes, ultra-modern apartments and spacious family properties regularly come up for sale. There are also some great opportunities for those seeking an investment property.

Gated developments, secure and off road parking, and easy access to the local shops and bars make for an altogether prime location.

£1,000,000- £4,000,000

While some built up areas in cities can feel a tad claustrophobic, there’s little chance of that in Forest Hill. Home to a wealth of stunning properties, many offer spacious rooms, expansive gardens and roomy driveways.

An eclectic array of beautiful homes means that a viewing is essential when considering a purchase. Traditional and modern décor come in equal measures, ensuring that practically all palates are catered for.