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Nice areas in North London

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hittman, 10 Jun 2010.

  1. hittman

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking to buy in a house near North London but have no idea what are the best areas and the areas to avoid. I would also consider NE or NW London. I want a safe and quiet area for the family.

    To give you an idea, my budget would be £300k max. So what the are best/nice areas to consider and the areas to avoid?

    Cheers!
     
  2. scorza

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    A house for £300k in a nice area of London? I think you may need to reconsider I'm afraid. To give you an idea, my sister owns a 2-bed flat (newly built in '05) in Stoke Newington, which while isn't the worst area of London is far from the nicest. She got it valued last year at £280k.

    Nice areas of North London include Finchley, Golders Green, and Hampstead. But like I say I doubt you'll get a house for £300k in these areas. A flat might be a possibility.
     
  3. Paul11

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    you would get a nice flat for £300k in those areas

    for a house for 300k i think you need to look at worse locations
     
  4. J.B

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    What about a bit further out of London, Bushy or Watford? Parts of Enfield?
     
  5. hittman

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    Locations I have looked at already are Edgware, Enfield and Colindale. Thoughts on these areas?
     
  6. Mr-White

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    Keep heading North till you hit Hertfordshire

    MW
     
  7. [FnG]magnolia

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    This is flat budget not house budget. You'll have to have a think about whether where you want to live or what you want to live in is the more important thing for you and your family.
     
  8. hittman

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    I have found some houses within budget in the above areas. any thoughts?
     
  9. Scam

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    Get a studio in St John's Wood. Jobs a good'un.
     
  10. mike66uk

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    Edgeware, Enfield and Colindale all have nice areas and very very rough areas a few hundred yards from the nice areas. This is true with everywhere in London. Wherever you find a nice little pocket, there will be a council estate 300 yards away.

    I work in London and have to be close, so for this reason I moved to Bushey, Hertfordshire. Very close to London, nice little town, just a little further out and less number of undesirables, making you less likely to be a victim of crime.
     
  11. wordy

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    How far out are you willing to go?

    I was based in Northwood, that and places close by like Pinner were nice, but I doubt you'd get a nice house for 300K.
     
  12. n111ck

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    I used to live in Colindale on the 80's - its not for pussies. :D

    I went to school in Edgware - thats nicer IMO.
     
  13. ennogs

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    Edgware is a nice area
     
  14. PapaLazaru

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    I was born in Edgware General Hopsital. :D

    Sadly no longer there. :(
     
  15. Jimmeh

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    Out of the locations you have already looked at, I'd reccomend Edgware as it's the most commutable for Central London and the City.

    I would, like other people have suggested, add an extra 15 minutes onto a commute and move further out though. Much MUCH more for your money.
     
  16. kalvindeane

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    There are no 'nice' areas around London :confused:
     
  17. n111ck

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    So was I!! :D
     
  18. hittman

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    Ok so Edgeware seems like a good shout. What areas in Herts should I consider?

    Any other areas I should consider?
     
  19. J.B

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    Edgeware's a good shout actually, tube station straight on the northern line, close to the M25, M1 etc. Far enough out of London your not paying London prices.

    I used to live in Hatfield and we'd get a bus to Edgeware to go out in London as it worked out a lot cheaper than getting the train down.

    I would say though that's probably as far north as you'd want to go as it's one of the most northern tube stations (possibly second to Cockfosters?). I wouldnt really want to go anywhere without a tube station if you want to be close to London.
     
  20. mjt

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    Damn sight nicer than Wales!