Chipstead is a pleasant place; with the River Darent running through it, with plenty of Green Open Spaces including a well used Recreation Ground with Cricket and Football Pitches.
Chipstead Lake which is in a central position was the result of excavating for Sand and Gravel in the 1950s and 1960s and covers an area of over 60 acres and is a great visual and environmental benefit to the village. Chipstead Sailing Club has a flourishing membership and if one is not actually sailing, watching the boats on the lake from Chipstead Green on a summer's day is a very pleasant way to spend the odd hour.
It is also within a short distance of the M25 motorway, though not visible from it.
Although small in size, it has various attractions and features, including traditional southern English village architecture.
The village has two public houses the Historic "The George and Dragon pub and restaurant Chipstead" on the High Street a 16th Century Coaching Inn (under new management November 2009) and the "Bricklayers Arms" opposite the large manmade Chipstead Lake.
Chipstead is a comfortable, quiet community. There is a thriving residents' association, which has voiced opinions over issues such as traffic control in the area.