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With acres of green space, Enfield is a borough in North London that is rich in history, attracting young families from across the UK due to it’s peaceful, 'small-town' life. Ten miles north of central London, it offers a quiet lifestyle outside of the bustling city life, whilst also being close enough for daily commuters.
With prices being a lot lower compared to some of the other London boroughs, you’ll get a lot more for your money when living in Enfield. The borough itself is well connected with the National Rail, London Overground, the Piccadilly Line and regular buses connecting it to London and surrounding areas.
So, what is living in Enfield like? Compare My Move have created this guide to explain everything you need to know about living in Enfield. From property prices to things to do, we’ve covered it all so that you can be fully informed before making the decision to move to Enfield.
When it comes to property prices, Enfield is a fairly cheap borough to live in when compared to London’s city centre. With a mix of Victorian houses, modern flats and 1920s-30s terraced houses, there’s definitely a range to choose from. With many young families making the move to Enfield, there’s a variety of large family homes that could make the perfect dream home.
According to Zoopla, the current average asking price for property in Enfield is £616,283, with 2-bedroom houses averaging at £448,854 and 1-bedroom flats averaging at £255,793. If you decide that renting is more for you, then the current average renting price in Enfield is £1,532 pcm.
Enfield is a popular London borough, especially amongst young professionals and families who want quick access to London amenities without the higher prices or the chaos of city life. As with any city or borough, property prices will vary greatly depending on which area you are within it.
To help you find the perfect area for you and your personal budget, we’ve included a brief summary of a few popular areas within Enfield, providing you with their average property prices according to Zoopla:
|Area Within Enfield||Current Average Asking Price||Current Average Asking Price for a 2-bedroom House||Current Average Asking Rent pcm|
*All data included has been taken from Zoopla, correct as of September 2019.
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Whether you’re considering moving to Enfield with a family or with the hopes of starting one, it’s important to research the local schools to see if they would suit you and your children’s requirements. There are a number of highly-respected schools in and around Enfield, many rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
To help you with your search and before you start securing a place, we’ve created a brief list of some of the top primary and secondary schools in Enfield, using data from School Guide, Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
The 5 Best Primary Schools in Enfield:
|Primary School||Location||Age Range||Most Recent Ofsted Rating|
Trent CofE Primary School
Hadley Wood Primary School
St Michael's CofE Primary School
Merryhills Primary School
Lavender Primary School
The 5 Best Secondary Schools in Enfield:
|Secondary School||Location||Age Range||Most Recent Report Rating|
Dame Alice Owen's School
Ofsted - Outstanding
Queenswood School (Independent Girls School)
ISI - Excellent
The Latymer School
Ofsted - Outstanding
Enfield County School for Girls
Ofsted - Outstanding
Ofsted - Good
Despite being located more than 10 miles north-east of Central London, Enfield has great connections to Central London via the Piccadilly Line, stopping at Arnos Grove, Southgate, Oakwood and Cockfosters. This underground service should take you an average of 30-minutes to get to Leicester Square. Enfield also has great connections to the M25 and North Circular, making it a great area for commuters.
Enfield Town has a National Rail train station with regular trains to Liverpool Street and other areas of London, with weekly tickets starting at £43.60 and annual tickets at £1,744. The London Overground also provides a similar service to Central London.
With a plethora of things to do in Enfield, it’s no wonder why so many families and homeowners decide to move to the area. From walking through the beautiful Capel Manor Gardens to trying a variety of water sports at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, there’s something for everyone here. There’s also the eccentric Chicken Shed Theatre for those who prefer a range of performances and musical theatre.
Enfield is also only a short distance away from London's major shopping streets, like Oxford Street and Bond Street, as well as offering its own range of unique boutiques and local stores.
For the foodies moving to Enfield, it offers both the standard chain restaurants as well as lots of independent eateries. If you’d prefer a view of the river in Enfield Town, then The Crown and Horseshoes is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy classic English dishes. For those who love French and Mediterranean options, there’s also Beautiful South which has been serving in Enfield for over two decades! There’s plenty to wet your appetite in this London borough.
Now that you’re aware of what life is like in Enfield, it’s time to commit to the move and start comparing Enfield removal companies. Use Compare My Move today to receive up to 6 free removal quotes, helping you save up to 70% on the cost of your Enfield removal.
If you’re still undecided, then for a further rundown of how Enfield compares to the rest of London, check out Compare My Move’s comprehensive guide to moving to London for help.