Re: Robson Road
Posted by: Fatcats
03 June, 2014 21:51
> Viewed a terraced property on robson road and
> quite liked it. We want to make an offer but
> wanted Feedback on how the road, locality is, what
> neighbours are like, is the cemetery bang opposite
I live on robson road! Everyone seems very nice from what we know of them. We've been there 18 months never had any problems with crime etc. We have a street committee which has an agm and a fresh view day every year when people from the street get together to clear up some communal areas and paint. This year it's on Saturday and I think we're painting the victorian toilets. Local police went to our agm earlier this year and said there are no problems with crime on the street plus the street committee leader send regular emails to update us all on anything going on that might affect residents.
I love living opposite the cemetery, it makes the street feel more peaceful than if we lived opposite another row of houses. Parking is excellent if you need it. We're in the middle of the street and use both tulse hill and west norwood stations and bus links to brixton are excellent for the Victoria line.
The rosendale is a nice pub but a bit noisy for me. But you've also got the railway at tulse hill and the great north wood that's just opened. We quite like the horns for watching the football as well.
Then for shopping you've got the best of west norwood and west dulwich really as you're well placed for norwood high street and croxted road.
Although they're terrace houses they seem to have very solid walls as we don't hear anything of our neighbours on rather side really, which is great.
The only downsides I would say are speeding cars, lorries and motorbikes. This is because robson road is a designated fire engine route it means we can't have proper speed bumps. And it can be noisy at night with people walking home from after a night out and fire engine sirens occasionally! But I must caveat this by saying we've inherited terrible windows which we need to replace so I think our sound proofing could be a lot better.
I think robson road is a good place to live. You could do a lot worse.