Most famous as the epicentre of the 2012 Olympics and for its huge shopping complex, Stratford has benefitted immensely from regeneration carried out over the past 15 years. It was originally an area of London that was in decline and now it’s full of new-build properties, three stations, the impressive Westfield mall and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Moving to Stratford
Being located in Zone 2 and with extremely short journey times into Central London, property prices in Stratford are high. Furthermore, property is in high demand.
First time buyers looking to secure a property in Stratford should have a minimum budget of £225,000 for a flat. Both one and two bedroom apartments vary in price dependent on location and finish. Apartments in the sought-after Glasshouse Gardens see prices upwards of £700,000. Family properties in E15 tend to be three bedroom terraces which fetch prices around £500,000. Bump this up to £550,000 for four bedrooms.
Like many areas in London, there is a huge rental market in Stratford. The majority is comprised of one and two bedroom flats, with a sprinkling of terraced homes. Due to the variety of properties, from cosy one-bed flats in converted houses to luxury penthouses, renting can vary between £850 pcm and £4500 pcm.
Schools in Stratford
Stratford has a number of primary schools, many of which are ranked ‘good’. Park Primary is a popular choice with parents, as is Colegrove, Manor, Ranelagh, Maryland, and Portway.
Most children then move on to one of the three comprehensive schools in the area. The newest is The East London Science Free School which opened in 2013 and is for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. St Bonaventure’s is a boys only school for those aged 11 to 18 and St Angela’s Ursuline is the female counterpart.
As an alternative, Stratford has two new all-through state schools. Chobham Academy is a co-ed school for children aged three to 18, whereas School 21 is for boys and girls aged four to 18 and is ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Transport Links Stratford
If you want to live in London and be well connected, it doesn’t get much better than Stratford. Stratford International station is on the high-speed Southeastern train line to St Pancras and the DLR to Canary Wharf. Stratford underground station is a station on both the Central and Jubilee lines. It also provides Overground and DLR services.
Outside Westfield shopping centre is a Stratford bus station. These call throughout the area and head on to destinations in South East London, Essex, North London and Central London.