Buying a property in Enfield

12 Apr
Buying a Property in Enfield

One of the desirable parts of Enfield is River View, a picturesque street of charming terrace houses

The fringes of North London are dotted with dozens of family friendly, if unexciting suburban areas, but Enfield’s just a little bit different. Although it is not really described as edgy or hip, this town certainly has a few surprises up its sleeve and is held in great affection by those who have chosen to make it their home.

Enfield is only a half an hour journey away from the City and West End. Trains run from Enfield town to Liverpool Street and from Gordon Hill and Enfield Chase to Moorgate and King’s Cross. Alternatively, first time property buyers can pick up the Victoria line at Seven Sisters or Finsbury Park for speedy access to Oxford Circus. All three of Enfields stations are in zone 5, and an annual travelcard into Zone 1 will cost you £1,992. Road connections are even better with the M25 to the north and the A10 to the east.

One of Enfield’s greatest assets is its open space. It has a wide number of parks and landscaped gardens throughout, including a 160 acre Forty Hall Park, which includes woodland, informal and walled gardens and an ornamental lake dating back to the 18th century.

Enfield is also blessed with some fantastic historical pubs as well. These include The King and Tinker, the Crown and Horseshoes, in a picturesque riverside setting, and the 17th century Pied Bull, renowned for its tasty Sunday roasts.

Unlike many suburbs, which are packed with 1930’s built homes, Enfield has an impressive selection of period properties. The elegant Georgian houses in Gentleman’s Row in the town centre, rarely come onto the market, and there are plenty of Victorian and Edwardian houses in and around Bush Hill.

Quite a few homebuyers in this area are families moving up the A10 corridor from areas such as Edmonton and Tottenham for the schools. Older homes to buy are located on the western side of Enfield and the cheaper east has more 1930’s and ex council houses. In the east you’ll pay from £120,000 for a one bed and from £150,000 for two beds. In the west this will be £160,000 for a one bed and from £180,000 for two. Three bed Victorian terraced houses for sale start at just over £300,000, so it’s no wonder upsizers from Muswell hill are laughing. For those home buyers looking for a new build there are one and two bedroom apartments in Enfield Central, close to Enfield Town Station. Prices start at £177,000, and much interest is anticipated from investors as well as owner occupiers. Across Enfield, landlords can expect good returns, with one bed flats renting from £750 per month and two beds from £900.

If you need professional help finding your desired property type in your chosen area you should employ the services of a professional buying agent to do the work for you. These types of companies can substantially increase your chances of finding your dream property and also remove the hassle, cost and risk of going it alone. The UK’s leading property buying agent and most widely used can be found with Propsavvy and can revolutionise your buying experience. Buy Property in Enfield today!

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