Enfield Area Guide

Enfield - the most northern borough of London. This neighbourhood has more than 900 hectares of parks and open spaces, including the eight acres of grounds to explore at Myddleton House and Gardens.

Enfield - the most northern borough of London. This neighbourhood has more than 900 hectares of parks and open spaces, including the eight acres of grounds to explore at Myddleton House and Gardens, and 30 acres of themed gardens at nearby Capel Manor, making it a tranquil haven for its residents. Enfield’s 27-mile New River Loop is the longest length of river corridor in London – which is impressive for a borough that doesn’t border the Thames - and, making the most of its waterside links, the huge Meridian Water project has already turned tides with a wealth of new homes and jobs.

Property market

£425k Average house price
£1,400 Average Rent, 2 Bed
5% Average yield
6% Price growth over last 5 years
19% Price growth 5-years forecast
12% Rental growth over last 5 years
14% Rental growth 5-years forecast

Lifestyle

10 Number of ‘Outstanding’ primary schools
6 Number of ‘Outstanding’ secondary schools
345 Restaurants and cafes
1390 Number of shops
48% Proportion of open space
23 Number of stations
1b PTAL (Public Transport Accessibility Level)

There are a vast number of sporting and leisure opportunities in Enfield including the mixed-use QE11 Stadium - which was once an athletics track used by the likes of Sebastian Coe, Daley Thompson, and Linford Christie, three major British Olympic athletes. Enfield is also an area that is rich with education and, as home to three of Middlesex University’s campuses, Enfield is a favourite for both domestic and international students. There are 26 ‘outstanding’ schools in the borough, and Enfield’s renowned Chicken Shed Theatre group is the largest inclusive theatre group in Europe.

Enfield sits between Welwyn, Hatfield and Broxbourne in the north and Haringey in the south. It is blessed with a generous mix of Underground and Overground stations, including the new railway station at Meridian Water that takes commuting residents to London Liverpool Street in just 24 minutes. There are a great number of entertainment opportunities as well, including the Trent Park House gardens and the events at Grade 1-listed Forty Hall.

House prices are affordable here, in the 4th most populated borough, sitting well below the London average, and the modest rental prices promise good yields for investors and residents alike.

 

Insights

 

  • House prices are 18% lower than the London average
  • Average rent for a 2-bed flat is 22% lower than the London average
  • At 48%, there is a significantly higher proportion of open space than that London figure of 39%

The 15th C Rose & Crown Pub in Enfield was once owned by the dangerous highwayman Dick Turpin’s Grandfather Mr Mott. Dick is alleged to have hidden in the pub to avoid capture, and some believe his ghost still haunts the pub today.

Enfield feels like a collection of small villages and towns, from bustling Southgate to up-market Winchmore Hill. There’s lots of wonderful bars and restaurants but what makes Enfield special is the array of green space which makes you feel like you are outside of London. With good transport links, it’s incredibly easy to get beyond the capital to discover Hertfordshire and beyond.

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Disclaimers

 

  • Average 2-bed yield is calculated by REalyse using median 2-bed asking rent and median 2-bed sales prices.  
  • Rental growth over the last five years is for all property (not 2-beds).
  • All data is the latest available as of January 2022.
  • PTAL – Transport for London's (TFL) Public Transport Accessibility Levels (PTALs) are a detailed and accurate measure of the accessibility of a point to the public transport network, taking into account walk access time and service availability. Each area is graded between 0 and 6b, where a score of 0 is very poor access to public transport, and 6b is excellent access to public transport.

 

Sources

 

  • Average Price – ONS, October 2021
  • Asking rent – Realyse, December 2021
  • Yield – Realyse, December 2021
  • House price and rental forecasts – CBRE Research
  • Outstanding primary and secondary schools – OFSTED (December 2021)
  • Number of cafes and restaurants – ONS (2020)
  • Number of shops – ONS (2021)
  • Open space – GiGL (2015)
  • Number of stations – TfL (2015)
  • PTAL – TfL (2015)