My home is a 1930s semidetached house on a quiet cul-de-sac close to Forest Hill Overground station (10 minute walk). The tube takes you into central London in half an hour and trains run every 5 - 10 minutes. You'll love my kitchen diner with patio doors out onto the garden with a brand new patio that gets the sun all afternoon and evening.
Forest Hill has plenty of small independent shops, cafes and bars. The road I live on is very friendly and my neighbours are happy to have a chat!
There is free parking and plenty of spaces. The train station is a ten minute walk with plenty of trains to central London.