Cost of accommodation
Enfield is cheaper than most other places in London when it comes to rent. With two bed flats starting at £995 PCM, you are likely to get a lot more for your money in Enfield. The area itself is popular among young professionals and families who want quick access to London amenities without the London price tag, as well as the hustle and bustle.
Despite being located more than 10 miles north-east of Central London, Enfield has great connections to Central London via the Piccadilly Line, which stops at Arnos Grove, Southgate, Oakwood and Cockfosters. This underground service should take about 30 minutes to get you into Leicester Square. Enfield Town also has a National Rail train station with regular trains to Liverpool Street in just 30 minutes, with the new Overground providing a similar service into Central London. Enfield also has great connections to the M25 and North Circular. Many people who live in Enfield are commuters who work in the city centre due to its transport links and lower cost of living.
Vibe, type of people that live there
The population of Enfield is younger than average, better educated than average and made up of proportionately more students than average. Much of this is likely to be down to the presence of three University of Middlesex campuses in the Borough. Although there are areas of relative wealth in the Borough, Enfield is also home to some of 10% most deprived in England, mainly in the south and east of the borough. These areas also suffer from poor housing and overcrowding as a result of council housing stock which is below the ‘Decent Homes Standard.’ Despite these downsides to urban living, two thirds of Enfield is open spaces or designated green belt land with a wealth of country and urban parks, farmland and fields which everyone can enjoy
With an abundance of open-green space, there are a few best-kept secrets to discover. As well as Forty Hall Estate, there’s Trent Park, Enfield Chase, Capel Manor Gardens, Myddleton House Gardens and Grovelands Park – all ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle. The choice of shops in the borough is plentiful with mainstream brands found at Palace Garden’s Shopping Centre. Or try Enfield market – voted the best community market in 2016. Enfield offers a variety of mouth-watering cuisines to include Spanish, Italian, Mexican, Indian and more. There are a few nice traditional pubs offering good food if you’re looking for comfort food. Enfield is home to the infamous Chicken Shed Theatre Company, an eccentric theatre where you can enjoy an eclectic mix of performances.
Why choose Enfield?
There’s a lot more to energetic, eclectic Enfield than just a famous football team. What’s more, it’s one of the cheapest places in London to rent. This friendly area in North-West London has a rich history, great restaurants, plenty of shops and loads of cool things to do nearby including historic manor houses to visit and even a white water rafting centre. With prices slightly lower than other areas of London you’ll get a lot more for your money here. Connections on the Piccadilly Line and the new Overground mean quick connections to the City too.
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