Live the Enfield life
A popular place for families and those seeking a little more space and greenery than can usually be found in Central London, Enfield is a place with a lot going for it. You can discover more about this below, all of which could sound even better when you take advantage of an offer such as our stress-free Movemaker scheme.
Things to see and do in Enfield
The feeling of open space is nowhere more apparent than when you’re exploring the Chingford Reservoirs and Lee Valley Park with its picturesque network of rivers and lakes. With more than 15 square miles of pretty natural settings to uncover, it’s perfect for relaxing walks either on your own or with your partner, kids or dog.
There’s also the Lee Valley Leisure Complex to make the most of, as well as a local golf course. Then you’ve got the large Trent Park, Hilly Fields Park and Firs Farm Wetlands Park with its playing fields, to name just a few more of the local green spaces. From go-karting tracks to high ropes courses and trampoline parks, there are lots of great ways for all kinds of personalities to have some fun.
Outstanding schools are in plentiful supply in Enfield. Some of the best primary schools include Forty Hill CofE, Worcesters Primary and Enfield Heights Academy, while Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy, St Paul’s CofE and Highfield Primary are all in Ofsted’s top bracket too.
The same goes for mixed all-through schools Ark John Keats Academy and One Degree Academy, as well as Enfield County School for Girls. The nearby Enfield Grammar School is classed as good, while Ashmole Academy and Highlands School are both outstanding.
Enfield transport links
From buses to trains and Tube services, Enfield has excellent transport links. The London Overground stops at Silver Street, Edmonton Green, Bush Hill Park and Turkey Street, while the Underground’s Piccadilly line passes through the south west of the borough.
Tube stations include Arnos Grove, Southgate and Oakwood, as well as northern terminus Cockfosters. Even from here, it only takes 40 minutes to get to central spots like Covent Garden. If you have a car, the M25 motorway forms the borough’s northern boundary, also giving you brilliant access to the M1, A1(M) and M11.
The Enfield property scene
Despite offering so much, Enfield’s northerly location means house prices are significantly lower than the London average. Whether you’re interested in a charming Georgian cottage in Enfield Town, a spacious detached home in Forty Hill or a modern flat elsewhere - including just over the border with Walthamstow along Forest Road - you’ll get more house for your money here.
You can also get plenty of support through offers such as the London Help to Buy scheme. With this, you could secure your new home with just a 5% deposit and 55% mortgage, with the Government making up the rest with a 40% equity loan.
Help to Buy Enfield
In Enfield 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.