The borough is partly urban and partly rural, the former to the north and very much part of the built-up area of suburban London. The borough is the largest in London by area and occupies 59 square miles, of which the majority is green belt land.
The borough very much typifies the ‘leafy suburbs’ and from the 2001 census the residents were predominantly owner-occupiers, with 32.53% owning their house outright, and a further 42.73% owning with a mortgage.
The borough offers a wide choice of schools and is very well served by the rail network , including the London overground and London tram link , but does not have any underground stations at all.
Famous residents of the borough include Charles Darwin and David Bowie.
The borough has a wide mix of affordable housing, and you can search for shared ownership properties in Bromley using the FIRST STEPS portal.