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Enfield is just about north London, teetering on the border where London gives way to beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. Due to this, Enfield has a very village-like feel, and is rich with period homes. The area also benefits from quick access to the city, via train and bus, and has an attractive town centre and great schools.
Moving to Enfield
Many assume that because Enfield isn’t one of the ‘London villages’ consumed by the city, that property prices will be cheaper, but this is not the case. Due to the majority of Enfield’s properties being Victorian, Edwardian, Tudor, or Georgian, there are plenty of large period homes, and these do not come cheap. However, the general rule adopted by locals is the further east, the more affordable the properties (but less leafy areas).
For period properties in village-like locations, pay a visit to Gentleman’s Row or Forty Hill. The most expensive homes will be found in the west of Enfield; Chase Side is renowned as the poshest part of town. However, if you are after new builds, there are many on the Great Cambridge Road.
Moving to Enfield couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Ryans office is located just 13 minutes down the road. The team at Britannia Ryans are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Schools in Enfield
Parents of Enfield are pleased with the level of education provided by both primary and secondary schools. There are ‘good’ primaries galore, including; St Andrew’s CofE, George Spicer Primary, Forty Hill CofE, St Michael’s RC and Chase Side Primary. The most popular primary is St George’s RC, which is ‘very good’ according to Ofsted reports.
Enfield Grammar is a ‘good’ school, but boys only, and well respected in Enfield. However, many parents with girls opt to get their teens a spot in the ‘outstanding’ Enfield County, which is a girl’s school.
Enfield Transport Links
Enfield is located just west of the A10, providing excellent access to the nearby London Orbital (M25).
The town also boasts three National Rail train stations; Enfield Chase, Enfield Town, and Enfield Lock. Enfield Lock is located on the line running between Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and Stratford. Trains to London Liverpool Street take 25 minutes. Liverpool Street is also easily accessible from Enfield Town station, with journey times around 34 minutes. Lastly is Enfield Chase station, with trains to Moorgate (via Highbury and Islington) taking 35 minutes.
The main bus routes into other areas of London from Enfield include services 191 (Ponders End), 192 (Tottenham Hale), 121, 231 and 329 (all terminating in Wood Green). 121 takes passengers to Enfield Lock, the 307 to Barnet, and 313 to Potters Bar. Service 313 provides access to east London, terminating at Chingford station.