If you are looking at houses for sale in North London, but are not sure of where exactly to buy, this short area guide will give you an idea of what is available.
Before looking for property, make sure you have a budget in mind. Property prices are higher in North London than most other places in the UK. Your budget will help determine which areas you are looking for. Generally speaking, the further out from Central London you go, the more property and space you will get.
Palmers Green is represented by Enfield Council. A three bedroom semi-detached house for sale in Palmers Green is usually worth somewhere between £300,000 and £500,000 (based on property prices published in March 2011). There is a railway station that serves Palmers Green that links you up to Finsbury Park, Kings Cross and Moorgate as well as a good bus service. The nearest London Tube station is Southgate which is about 1 mile away.
The average property price of houses for sale in Southgate over the past year has been recorded at £364,000. Property prices in this area vary dramatically, with some properties in the Cherry Tree area selling for over a million pounds, whereas property prices towards Oakwood, favour first time buyers, as there are flats available for less than £200,000. Public transport is good in Southgate as there are regular buses as well as a tube station on the Piccadilly line.
Barnet is a popular suburban area on the edge of London. It has great transport links including several bus services, a London underground station and has 2 overground train stations. It is also within close proximity to the M25. Because of these great transport links, it is a very attractive place to live in, especially as it also remains fairly rural for somewhere in London.
Barnet has lots of schools and colleges; it also has a cinema and a busy high street, with lots of shops, restaurants and pubs.
There are some affordable flats for sale for first time buyers with some 1 bedroom flats going on the market at around £150,000.
Enfield is ideally suited to families, especially around the main town area, where there are lots of attractive Victorian terraced houses and some more modern semi detached homes. Central London is easily accessible from Enfield, as there are several train stations in the area that have quick commuting times to the City and the West End. House prices are considered relatively affordable for London.
First time buyers might be able to find a 1 bedroom flat for sale in this area for around £150,000 (property price source: Rightmove.com).
Edmonton is a popular place for families to move to. Property prices in the area are generally lower than other areas in the Borough of Enfield, with some 3 and 4 bedroom terraced houses available for less than £250,000. Edmonton is served by 2 train stations and a good bus service.
If you are interested in these areas and want to find out more, talk to us at Anthony Webb. We are based in Palmers Green and specialise in property rentals and sales in this area and the towns nearby. Our telephone number is 020 8882 7888.