Right on the cusp of Hertfordshire countryside sits Enfield, the most northerly of London’s boroughs. It shares borders with Barnet, Haringey, Waltham Forest and the M25; but what’s going on at it’s heart?

Housing

Properties in Enfield range from beautiful historic homes to modern, purpose-built apartment blocks, making it easy for house-hunters to find their perfect home. Charming Georgian homes can be found in Enfield town centre, while the walk along Gentleman’s Row is lined with gorgeous Victorian buildings.

One of the biggest draws of Enfield is its affordability, which makes it popular with many young professionals and families buying their first home in the city. Compared to nearby areas, the average property price of £462,000 in Enfield is considerably lower than Haringey (£646,465), Barnet (£647,440) and Islington (£774,432).

Don’t let the average price scare you from stepping onto the ladder, either. Over the last 12 months flats have sold for an average of £279,160, although with a current growth rate of 3.1%, it’s worth making your move quickly. The most affordable homes can generally be found in the east, where the trees seem to thin out a little.

Amenities

Enfield often feels a world away from the rest of London, with leafy parks, quiet residential streets and village-like communities throughout the borough. It certainly helps that there is plenty of entertainment opportunities to save residents from constantly travelling into London proper, including markets, museums and theatres.

Burn off some steam at the Lee Valley White Water Centre or the Jump In trampoline park, or head to the open-air Palace Shopping Centre for some retail therapy. Enfield also has its own IKEA outlet, and Parkside Farm Shop is perfect for a morning picking your own produce.

If you prefer to soak up some culture, take a stroll around the Jacobean architecture of Forty Hall, or catch one of the diverse selection of performances at the Chickenshed Theatre.

Schools

Quality schooling is an essential item on most house-hunters’ lists, and Enfield definitely delivers. The best state primary schools in the borough are St Geroge’s (RC), Forty Hill (C of E), and St Matthew’s (C of E), while George Spicer, Southbury and St Andrew’s (C of E) also produce very good results.

The top performing state secondary school is The Latymer school, which is rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, and recognised with high-regards across North London. Enfield Grammar School for boys and Enfield Country School for girls also produce excellent results and places are extremely sought after.

Transport

What about when you’re itching for the buzz of the City? Thanks to the excellent local transport links, you can be connected all over the capital at your leisure.

Served by four underground stations all on the Piccadilly line (Cockfosters, Oakwood, Southgate and Arnos Grove), a tube into the city centre will take under an hour. Alternatively, you can opt for an overground route, with services from Enfield Town and Enfield Lock taking just 30 minutes to reach Liverpool Street.

Those looking to travel away from the city can take the A10 straight up to the M25, which connects to the A1(M) and the M11 to travel into Essex.

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