Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in South Croydon (CR2 7)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in South Croydon (CR2 7).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in South Croydon is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 13, Hurst View Road, South Croydon, sold for £686,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 121 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,669.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £5,250-£5,500, £5,500-£5,750, £5,750-£6,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 239 sales in South Croydon (CR2 7) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for South Croydon (CR2 7)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in South Croydon

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in South Croydon (CR2 7). Of the 239 transactions, half were sold for between £4,620 and £5,940 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,940m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'CR2 7' is £5,200. The table below shows how 'CR2 7' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CR2 6 South Croydon £4,210m2 £4,760m2 £5,420m2
CR2 7 South Croydon £4,620m2 £5,200m2 £5,940m2
CR2 8 Selsdon £4,630m2 £5,200m2 £5,800m2
CR2 9 South Croydon £5,000m2 £5,650m2 £6,230m2
CR2 0 South Croydon £4,650m2 £5,150m2 £5,730m2

Will South Croydon house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for CR2 7 (South Croydon). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for CR2 7 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in South Croydon (CR2 7) over time
House price trends for South Croydon

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about South Croydon and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the South Croydon data or any other data I am given.

Price map for South Croydon

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring South Croydon. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for South Croydon
House price heatmap for South Croydon

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Birdhurst Road, South Croydon, CR2 7E 65m2 £4,835 37
St Peters Street, South Croydon, CR2 7D 64m2 £5,545 37
Normanton Road, South Croydon, CR2 7A 60m2 £4,789 32
Campden Road, South Croydon, CR2 7E 67m2 £5,213 27
Birdhurst Rise, South Croydon, CR2 7E 64m2 £4,540 26
Sussex Road, South Croydon, CR2 7D 70m2 £4,978 26
Campden Road, South Croydon, CR2 7B 65m2 £5,806 19
Littleheath Road, South Croydon, CR2 7S 113m2 £5,443 17

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
South Park Hill Road, South Croydon, CR2 7D 70m2 £5,643 19
Harewood Road, South Croydon, CR2 7A 83m2 £4,824 9
Normanton Road, South Croydon, CR2 7F 74m2 £5,535 18

South Park Hill Road, South Croydon, CR2 7D has seen 19 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £378,591). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 70 m2, with an average price of £5,643 m2. This £sqm average is £443 above the average for CR2 7. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of South Croydon is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
13, Hurst View Rd, South Croydon £686,000
121 5,669
Flat 24 31, Birdhurst Rd, South Croydon £320,000
67 4,776
12, Brent Rd, South Croydon £750,000
131 5,725

See the entire list of all sales in South Croydon (CR2 7) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.