Why we love living in Woolwich and you will too

Woolwich is a vibrant area with excellent transport links, live entertainment and an amazing future ahead. Find out why you should buy property in Woolwich here. 

Woolwich has changed a lot over the years, like most of London, and the blend of recent developments in terms of both properties and transport links combined with the kind of architecture you might expect from a commuter town makes it an alluring place to live. With an average resident age around 31 and a population of just over 64,000 Woolwich is booming with commuters and the forthcoming addition of Crossrail helps to make renting or buying a property in Woolwich a particularly attractive option.

Residents who have been born and bred in Woolwich will testify that there is a real sense of community in this part of London, even with the vast regeneration in Woolwich over the past couple of decades. While the luxurious new developments in Woolwich have brought in a new breed of residents and owners, the area has kept its heritage and means that it is still has that close-knit feel for those who enjoy being a part of a community.

An amazing history

Over the years Woolwich has been transformed again and again. It was originally a part of Kent to the East of the city before being classed as a genuine part of London in the 19th Century. Today, Woolwich is a part of the thriving Docklands borough where many of the major regenerations are taking place – and the area is feeling all of the benefits with increased interest in new properties to buy in Woolwich, excellent rental prices and plenty for all residents to see and do. Of course, if anyone is going to rent or buy a property in Woolwich you’re going to want to know about the history of the area – and you may be stunned by the history of this particular district.

Unlike other industrial areas of the city, and with no connection to the name in case you were thinking its history is based around the wool industry, Woolwich was in fact a historic military and naval town. In 1805 the Royal Arsenal was formed and the British were determined to make this the leading munitions works in the world. Fast-forward to the present day and we can see a vast range of regeneration in Woolwich and the Docklands with new investments and developments paving the way for a popular and in some cases luxurious area of London.

Beautiful new properties to buy in Woolwich

A prime example of this is the luxurious Callis Yard property. Developed by Urbanwise and Savills Investment Management this fabulous 16-storey property in the heart of Woolwich consists of 42 1-bed apartments, 71 2-bed apartments, three 3-bed properties, three townhouses and a beautiful penthouse. Opening in Q3 2018 the contemporary living space will provide panoramic views across London. Callis Yard will provide residents with an attractive and modern living space with access to a wealth of new shops, restaurants, green spaces and communities.

Situated close to the River Thames, Callis Yard in Woolwich SE18 offers residents a wealth of modern amenities and luxuries including a gym, concierge service, cycle storage and a private roof terrace to soak up the sun. This is an example of just how new properties in Woolwich have changed the way the area is viewed. No longer is it an area associated with Woolwich Arsenal – the place where the football team took its original name – it is now a part of a transformed area that appeals to anyone looking to live on the outer edge of London, commuting into the centre via the excellent transport links.

Excellent transport links

In terms of direct links to the centre of London few areas can compare to Woolwich. While many commuter areas can offer a few different options to get into – or out of – London, Woolwich provides public transport in abundance with both Underground and Overground rail services available through the Tube and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) connecting Woolwich residents to areas including Charing Cross, Stratford, Bank and London Bridge. If you fancy travelling in a bit more style then you can always board a ferry that takes you across the River Thames, which is a free service running every five to ten minutes. By 2018 there will be even more transport options available as Crossrail opens. The new cross-city service will offer Woolwich residents the opportunity to travel to areas including Canary Wharf in just 8 minutes, the City in under a quarter of an hour and the glittering West End in just 22 minutes.

Food and entertainment

If the transport links, amazing properties and history of the area aren’t enough to convince you to buy a property in Woolwich then the area also boasts Beresford Square Market; the ideal place to go if you want to experience a wealth of international cuisine on your doorstep. Independent traders are on-hand to provide you with some succulent foods prepared with care and in many cases before your very eyes for some of the freshest treats around. The proximity to London’s Docklands area also means that there are plenty of places for you to grab a drink with friends and family to socialise and wind down after work.

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Get in touch with the team at CBRE Residential today to find out more information about Callis Yard in Woolwich SE18.