All interesting views. I bought in HGreen (west side in 2006) and I am pretty happy with the choice as the area improved a bit. My wife and I are now looking to buy a larger place and we are facing the dilemma of where next? We would like to stay in the area (as few of you said is more affordable than Brockley, Honor Oak and even Ladywell, I would add if you stay in the west side!!) but it seems the schools are not that good. Frankly from what I could read it seems that in the SE there are only few decent primary schools and if you want to be near one you def. pay a higher price....this is the case of Manor Park East side of H Green or even O Oak. If school is not a problem I would suggest H Green no doubt.