Thornton Heath is known as a multicultural area. It includes mosques, churches, shops and restaurants to suit all. As well as this, there is also the recreational side. There are the local parks, Thornton Heath Pool and Fitness Centre and a newly modernised library as well as others.
Prices in Thornton Heath are marginally cheaper than in surrounding towns and there's a good mix of properties on offer.Around the High Street you'll find turn of the century and older period houses rubbing shoulders with recent developments.
There are plenty of conversions, and this is a popular area with first time buyers. For those with kids in tow, the 1930s estates of two and three bedroom semi detached houses towards the Croydon border are a favourite, whilst on the other side of town, the Grove Estate, running west of the London Road, offers a smart suburban prospect. The wide avenues of the American Estate including Virginia Road, Carolina Road, Maryland Road and Georgia Road present the most prestigious option.