New build homes in Brixton: Highest rated developments

Brixton is the epitome of vibrant South London life. A diverse, energetic place where cultures collide and the creative juices flow, there’s never a dull moment in Brixton. Verified residents of the area have been reviewing its new build developments on HomeViews. Read on to find out the highest rated new build homes in Brixton.

Where is Brixton?

Brixton is situated in a central South London location. It’s sandwiched between upmarket Clapham to the west and popular Dulwich and Peckham to the east. The area is conveniently located for Central London. The likes of Waterloo, the South Bank and the major landmarks of Westminster are all around three miles away.

Best new build homes in Brixton

Buzzing Brixton really is a lively, energetic place to live, and its popularity seems only set to increase as more new build developments emerge in the area. Take a look at our rankings of the best new build homes in Brixton below. The list is based on the ratings given by verified reviewers on HomeViews, and nothing else.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

Top spot in Brixton is taken by Brixton Square, a mixed-use development from Barratt London, made up of swish apartments and a handful of retail outlets. Units are arranged in two purpose-built blocks – Milles Square and Carney Place – and have a great location close to Brixton station and the lively Brixton Village.

Read reviews and details of Brixton Square, SW9

3.74 (37 reviews)
3.74 (37 reviews)

Second place goes to Oval Quarter. Completed in 2017, it’s a residential development featuring 808 units, with a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments alongside a range of three and four-bedroom houses. Myatt’s Fields Park is only a short walk away and there’s a range of transport options in the surrounding area. Oval and Stockwell Underground stations and Loughborough Junction and Denmark Hill rail stations are all within easy reach.

Read reviews and details of Oval Quarter, SW9

3.69 (9 reviews)
3.69 (9 reviews)

A close third place goes to The Edge (not the U2 drummer!). This Taylor Wimpey development sits on Gresham Road, right in the centre of Brixton. It features one, two and three-bedroom apartments, close to Brixton Village and Brixton’s Underground and National Rail stations. From here, residents can hop on the Victoria line and reach the West End in under 20 minutes.

Read reviews and details of The Edge, SW9

Is Brixton a good place to live?

Once notorious for its crime and racial divisions, Brixton has emerged from the shadow of its past with a fiercely defiant, independent spirit. Attempts at gentrification can’t take the edge off this bustling, multicultural neighbourhood. So if you draw inspiration from the constant thrum of urban city living, Brixton could be right up your street.

At the heart of Brixton are its bustling markets. Brixton Market, Brixton Village Market and the famous street stalls of Electric Avenue are alive with a diverse selection of traders. Here you can pick up ingredients and fashions from around the world or experience some of the city’s most talked-about eateries and pop-ups. The area’s rich Afro-Caribbean roots make it the ideal place to pick up some delicious, authentic jerk chicken or the Jamaican favourite, ackee and saltfish.

Brixton has a well-earned reputation as a centre for popular culture. In the O2 Academy, Brixton has one of London’s most iconic live music venues. Electric Brixton is another top London venue for music and club nights, while you can catch the latest independent film releases at the legendary Ritzy Cinema and Café. Brixton’s array of bars and smaller venues make it an excellent choice for a lively night out.

Despite being synonymous with gritty, urban South London life, Brixton isn’t a million miles away from wide open green space. Clapham Common and Brockwell Park, with its famous lido, are both within easy reach. Within Brixton, you can also find popular Ruskin Park, which has a café, a children’s play area and tennis courts.

Transport in Brixton

The centre of Brixton has both an Underground and a mainline rail station. Brixton Underground station provides Victoria Line services, with Central London and the West End just a few stops away. Meanwhile, the mainline station offers southeastern rail services, with trains heading in the direction of London Victoria and towards Bromley and Orpington. The area also benefits from excellent bus services. The main road running through Brixton is the A23. This joins with the A3 to make Central London easily accessible by car. In the other direction, the A23 offers easy access towards the M25 and Gatwick Airport.

What are property prices like in Brixton?

Brixton’s status as a perennial ‘up-and-coming’ neighbourhood is reflected in its constantly increasing property prices. The area does, however, still offer prices below the London average. According to Zoopla, Brixton’s average property price was £635,000 in the 12 months to January 2023. This compares favourably to a London average of £750,000. While flats in Brixton are available for around £475,000, a terraced house costs significantly more, at an average of nearly £914,000.

Do you want to learn more about life in Brixton? Find out all about this lively, colourful corner of London by clicking through to our dedicated guide below. There you’ll find plenty of information about what makes Brixton such an attractive place to live, as well as the best new build developments to buy and rent in the area.

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