Live the Romford life
If you’re looking for a place to live on the outskirts of London where property prices are very affordable yet the commute into the heart of the capital is still incredibly quick, Romford could be the town for you. And thanks to schemes such as the Government-backed London Help to Buy initiative, buying a new home in Romford could be even more affordable than you think.
Things to see and do in Romford
Romford is famous for its large open market, where you can browse in the region of 300 stalls selling everything from fresh produce to clothes and household items. Havering Museum is close to the market, while Cottons Park is a superb spot to go for a stroll, skate, dog walk or play with the kids.
Lodge Farm Park and Raphael Park lie just to the north east of Romford’s town centre, while Bedfords Park and Havering Country Park are also to the north. In the opposite direction are Central Park, Harrow Lodge Park and Eastbrookend Country Park, while Hainault Forest Country Park is another wonderful example of the wide open spaces you can enjoy within a few miles of Romford.
As well as a number of primary schools rated as good by Ofsted, there are a couple of outstanding options in town too. They are Concordia Academy and St Peter’s Catholic Primary. At secondary level, the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls is ranked as good, along with boys’ option the Royal Liberty School and the mixed Marshalls Park Academy.
Romford transport links
Just off South Street, Romford station is served by London Overground, TfL Rail and Greater Anglia trains. Services to Liverpool Street station, for example, take less than 20 minutes, making the town ideal for commuting. There are also local bus routes you can use, while the M25 passes around five miles east of Romford’s centre. The Tube’s Central and District lines pass quite close to town too.
The Romford property scene
With a good selection of Victorian terraces which sprang up after the railway arrived in 1839, there are also plenty of Thirties semis in Romford. House prices are much lower than the London average, so this is a great place to live if you want more space both at home and in your surrounding area.
Whether Romford is the perfect place for you or you’re also looking at apartments closer to Central London in places like East Ham and Upton Park, don’t miss our latest offers for the best value with your property purchase. Offers such as our Movemaker scheme could save you a lot of time, money and stress when you buy a new home, so give us a call to discuss your options today.
Help to Buy Romford
In Romford you can take advantage of Help to Buy London if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy London page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.