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messageDagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Loutwo September 18, 05:26PM

Iíve been considering downsizing for a while, and recently was introduced to Dagenham by a close friend. House prices are quite a lot cheaper than around here, and Lakeside is within spitting distance, which is ideal for my shopping addiction and brilliant by car. However, I am a lifelong fan of Bromley and the surrounding areas (including Swanley which I know well), and I. Terms of pricing Bexley is a much cheaper borough than Bromley, but has all the beautiful outdoor spaces, greenery and wonderful shops I so crave. I am now finding myself torn between two relatively affordable neighbourhoods, in different directions. Does anyone have any comments to add? Any experiences of either area they wish to share? Any comments welcome.

Louisa.

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by DulwichFox September 18, 06:02PM

Stay South of the River..

Bluewater is easy to get to on the A2

Traffic on the A13 is dreadful with so many Speed restrictions. 30 MPH - 40 MPH - 30 MPH - 60 - MPH 50 MPH
Speed cameras every 300 yards. Its a nightmare.

Kent is nicer than That part of Essex. IMHO of course.

Foxy

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Seabag September 18, 10:07PM

Have either got an artisan cheese shop?

And a sour dough pizza place?

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by peckman September 18, 10:13PM

You are actually moving to be closer to bluewater ?

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by bob September 18, 11:10PM

Stay Sowf Bob S

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Sue September 18, 11:37PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Iíve been considering downsizing for a while, and
> recently was introduced to Dagenham by a close
> friend. House prices are quite a lot cheaper than
> around here, and Lakeside is within spitting
> distance, which is ideal for my shopping addiction
> and brilliant by car. However, I am a lifelong fan
> of Bromley and the surrounding areas (including
> Swanley which I know well), and I. Terms of
> pricing Bexley is a much cheaper borough than
> Bromley, but has all the beautiful outdoor spaces,
> greenery and wonderful shops I so crave. I am now
> finding myself torn between two relatively
> affordable neighbourhoods, in different
> directions. Does anyone have any comments to add?
> Any experiences of either area they wish to share?
> Any comments welcome.


Hmmmmm.

That's my comment.

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Loutwo September 19, 12:20AM

peckman Wrote:
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> You are actually moving to be closer to bluewater
> ?


I love Bluewater and itís my preference over Lakeside for shopping. So both comments suggesting staying south seem legitimate to me. I do like Dagenham, and itís considerably cheaper and better connected than Bromley or Bexley boroughs, but as foxy suggests the A13 is a nightmare and itís quite an industrial borough, lacking some of the beautiful greenery of suburban Kent.

Louisa.

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Seabag September 19, 09:06AM

Iím hanging out in Seven Oaks a lot as my gf lives there. Itís nice, in a Ďthis isnít Londoní way. Great train connection to my Peckham Rye office and to London Bridge / Charring Cross.

The areas surrounding Swanley are nice, specially Shoreham (which has a train to Nunhead I believe)

Iíd opt for this area over Dagenham.

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Sephiroth September 19, 09:26AM

I used to live near Dagenham. Still have friends near there

No amount of money or house space would convince me to move there

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger September 19, 10:07AM

I wonder if they have a local forum, as that may well temper your response to where to go

No forum , no Louisa

Can you search locations by the quality of their forum ?

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by SpringTime September 19, 10:32AM

Sephiroth Wrote:
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> I used to live near Dagenham. Still have friends
> near there
>
> No amount of money or house space would convince
> me to move there

I agree. Have friends who lived in Chadwell Heath and was always uncomfortable going there - seemed you're either one of the locals or you're not. Quite unfriendly. The surrounding areas were no better tbh...

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by nxjen September 19, 10:33AM

TheArtfulDogger Wrote:
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> I wonder if they have a local forum, as that may
> well temper your response to where to go
>
> No forum , no Louisa
>
> Can you search locations by the quality of their
> forum ?

Guess it depends what the Dagenham and Swanley Forums have to say about blo*ins like Louisa. (Dagenham - are you serious?)

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by DulwichFox September 19, 11:32AM

peckman Wrote:
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> You are actually moving to be closer to bluewater
> ?

Except you have pay £2.50 each way to cross the Dartford Bridge or £2.00 if yo have an account.

You must pay the charge if you use the Dartford Crossing between 6am and 10pm.
Charges apply every day - including weekends and bank holidays.

Foxy

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by malumbu September 19, 12:57PM

I find it difficult to entertain moving to the outer boroughs, both politically and culturally. Do you need to be in London or perhaps do the countryside proper? I lived in the London Borough of Havering just out from Dagenham and still shudder at the memory.

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Captain Marvel September 19, 01:20PM

Dagenham: Dustbin

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by Townleygreen September 20, 08:20PM

I once resided in Dagenham. It was ok then. I wouldn't live there now. It's gone way downhill.

messageRe: Dagenham or Swanley?
Posted by prit September 21, 08:44AM

which one has an Iceland?


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