The Borough of Enfield is close to both central London and Hertfordshire’s rolling countryside, making it a popular location for buyers who want the best of both worlds. Affordable prices, sought-after schools and a lively social calendar are also helping to intensify the interest in this north London location.
Living in Enfield
Enfield is particularly popular with young families because of its wide selection of reputable schools. Enfield County School is a top secondary for girls, and The Latymer School is one of the best in the country. Read our Enfield area guide for more information on this location's best institutions.
Besides all the expected amenities, Enfield has a large number of open spaces for locals to enjoy. Capel Manor Gardens is a 30-acre estate with a number of themed gardens, animals and a gift shop, while Trent Park’s extensive grounds include a Go Ape high-wire course.
So far in 2016, the average selling price for flats in Enfield is £289,824, terraced properties are fetching £464,120 and semi-detached homes are selling for £641,143. On the whole, Enfield was cheaper than many nearby areas, including Haringey, Barnet and Islington, last year – boosting its popularity with first-time buyers and families.
The borough also appeals to commuters thanks to its good travel links to central London. Passengers can travel from Enfield Town to Liverpool Street in 35 minutes, and from Cockfosters to King’s Cross St. Pancras on the Piccadilly line in just 30 minutes.
A busy borough
The autumn and winter sees a whole host of local events happening in Enfield. The Enfield Town and Country Show gets everyone talking in the last weekend of September, while the Royal Chace Hotel hosts the North London Wedding Fair on 2 October.
Events are also held in the sprawling parkland of Forty Hall Estate. Upcoming activities include a haunted Halloween exhibition, the annual Christmas fair and a concert by the Enfield Community Singers.
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