Wednesday 26 May 2010 4.08pm
I live in Citywalk and have done for the past year (renting) so I can answer a few of the questions you have posed.
Morocco street is fine after dark, I often have walked home alone and never felt worried; bearing in mind there are so many flats along that strip with lights on, it's not actually as isolated as you may think.
Noise from parties - generally there isn't a problem, as people who live here rarely tend to have parties raging in the middle of the working week! However my only one bug bear, is that due to the acoustics of city walk, as soon as people listen to loud music and have their windows open on a sunny day/evening, the sound really tends to carry. However this is no different to other developments.
I can't comment on living in a ground floor flat, as I'm on one of the much higher levels, however I've not heard of any break-ins into individual apartments.
We did have issues with a group of youths, who did not live in the building, loitering and causing damage in the stairwells at one point, however this has now been resolved and there is a security company that patrol as well as security cameras.
Poorly dressed/unfriendly faces - this could be a mixture of the hung-over bankers who couldn't be bothered to get dressed properly, making a quick trip to sainsburys for their cornflakes...
I wouldn't say there were really any unfriendly faces around, and as for extended families, i quite enjoy seeing a couple of little kids out playing when i get back from work.
Overall, if I were buying I'd opt for a larger unit in City Walk, Shad Thames
is much more cramped, is always full of tourists, and doesn't have wonderful Bermondsey Street
a stone's throw away!
Hope this helps! Any other questions just PM me.