WHAT ARE THE PEOPLE LIKE?
Having long been considered “working class”, Croydon is now home to a burgeoning number of artists, musicians and students. “It’s thriving with professional families and first-home buyers in the 22- to 35-year-old bracket,” Gary says. Only 41% are families, with a third of residents renting. Having its own railway station and being a 15-minute drive from the CBD makes Croydon an enticing prospect for those wanting a bargain that much hipper than your average.