Brixton has been named as one of the UK’s 30 coolest places to live by the Times newspaper.
Listed number 25 in the feature, published today, the article gives the average house price as £685,000 for a three bedroom terrace. It claims Brixton is populated by “a mix of singles and young families”.
The newspaper says: “There’s a fine line between gentrification and standardisation. Unusually for somewhere so urban Brixton has a great range of independent shops.”
It continues: “Brixton Village in the market has become a foodie destination. And it’s on the Tube.”
The latest praise for Brixton in the national press is sure to add to the gentrification debate, days after Lambeth council approved the loss of any social housing with the luxury Brixton Square development, to be replaced by more expensive “affordable housing.”
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