The London Borough of Enfield, bordering Barnet and Haringey, is repeatedly highlighted as one of the property hotspots of 2017 by London Evening Standard’s Homes and Property. With an abundance of green spaces, a choice of good schools, and multiple transport connections to Central London, young families are seeing the wholesome as well as practical benefits to setting up roots here.
Serene open spaces and proud local communities
This 44 acre green space is a peaceful jewel with plenty of history. A group of local residents called The Friends of Arnos Park lobby Enfield Borough Council to ensure the park continues to be a well-maintained and a safe place of recreation for the whole community. For community events and information, find Friends of Arnos Park on Facebook.
Broomfield Park is a 52 acre park with tranquil green spaces and an abundance of stunning flowers. The park was the garden of Broomfield House, which was built in the sixteenth century and is registered by English Heritage in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens for its special historic interest. For community events and information, find Friends of Broomfield Park on Facebook.
A choice of ‘Good’ primary and secondary schools
Enfield has a strong tradition of producing high-performing schools that also serve different religious ethoses. Here is a snapshot of some stand out schools in the area:
Enfield Grammar School - Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and based in Enfield Town, this renowned grammar school has a long history stretching back to 1558 and still uses its Tudor Hall for assemblies and state exams.
St Ignatius School – One of the best performing non-selective schools in the borough at GCSE level according to the BBC website.
When and where to apply for primary and secondary schools
The Enfield Council website has a wealth of information on how to apply for schools and is probably the best to start your search. But like most boroughs in London, mid-January and mid-April are key dates for applying and finding out if your child’s application has been successful.
Enfield transport connections – Lifestyle and proximity
Enfield is served by three train and three Tube stations with access to the M25, A1 and A10. This makes it a convenient base for residents who need daily access to Central London but also want to enjoy the feeling of disconnect from its hustle and bustle. In planning is Meridian Water, a £3.5 billion development project which will be served by a new train station with connections to Liverpool Street in 25 minutes and 18-minute rail link to Stratford.
ASPIRE - New Shared Ownership homes in Enfield
Wells Mews - 14 practically-designed 3 bedroom family homes. Prices from £189,000 (30% share of £630,000).
Coral Court – 15 contemporary 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes. Prices from £132,000 (40% share of £330,000).
Broomfield – 19 stylish 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes. Prices from £128,000 (40% share of £320,000).
*Image credit to Christine Matthews via Wikipedia