With a population of more than 8,000, Southgate is one of Crawley’s largest residential neighbourhoods. The area as it is today was developed in two stages between the 1950s and the 1970s. It does, however, retain much of its pre-New Town character and architecture.
There is a high proportion of terraced housing in Southgate, as well as plenty of detached and semi-detached properties. There are also some flats, maisonettes and bungalows on offer, often for very reasonable prices.
Currently, the average asking price in Southgate is approximately £260,000, which is towards the more affordable end of the market in and around Crawley. Flats, as you might expect, are cheapest, while semi-detached homes are the most expensive.
Southgate is a popular location for families, commuters and young professionals looking to get on the property ladder for the first time.
One of the main attractions nearby is the wonderfully picturesque Buchan Country Park, which is perfect for woodland walks in tranquil and scenic surroundings.
Southgate’s main primary school is Southgate Primary School, while Hiltop and the Oaks are also nearby. As for secondary schools, there is Thomas Bennett Community College and Oriel High School.
The neighbourhood is served regularly by local Metrobus routes, while the nearest railway station is Crawley (with regular services to London and beyond).