Hi all. I am looking to buy a 2 bed flat in the Wood Green area but desperately need some pointers as I don’t know the area well at all. I want somewhere near the tube as I work in Oxford Circus. I’ve seen a few lovely places near Wood Green station but would love clarity on where the best areas to live are? Is it more Wood Green side rather than Turnpike Lane?
What’s Bounds Green like too? I couldn’t help but think there was nothing around there and it all felt lacking in shops and pubs.
I don't live in Wood Green but have known the area all my life. I would not choose to live in that area at all. Have you considered Bounds Green as an alternative which is slightly further up and imo safer?
Ah just read your message again! Bounds Green would definitely pick over Wood Green for safety. Agreed there is not much there in terms of shops and pubs but it is a short ride if you wanted WGreen. You are closer to Southgate/Winchmore Hill areas too for pubs if you wanted.
I live near the Palace which officially is Wood Green (as in same postcode) but nicer. This is reflected in the prices though. We describe it as ''the posh side of the tracks'' (the tracks being the railway line into Moorgate.)
There's lots of green areas (Albert Rd Rec and Alexandra Park) and Alexandra Palace Station takes you into Moorgate in about 20mns plus Wood Green/Bounds Green tubes aren't far. It's close to Wood Green, Muswell Hill and Crouch End, the last too are better for pubs/restaurants/cinemas with a variety of types and lovely indie cinemas. I really like the area.
I don't have kids but the local schools are Bounds Green Primary and Rhodes Ave. The local secondaries are Alexandra Park which I understand has a good reputation and Heartlands High which only opened about 5 years ago so I don't know if their first year of entry have done their exams yet.
I live in Wood Green with young children - and so do many families! The whole area is full of families because of all the houses with gardens! Maybe it's not great for teens, but I have to say there is a great sense of community among families. We looked at both Bounds Green and Wood Green, but chose Wood Green. I have found that a lot of people in Crouch End can't stand Wood Green, but the people who actually live here are so friendly and enjoy all the local parks - Russell Park, Wood Green common, Ally Pally is a short bus ride away, Downhills Park and Lordship Rec. Wood Green high street isn't pretty, but all the streets full of gorgeous Victorian houses are. I'd say that it's safer towards Wood Green station than it is around Turnpike Lane. However if you go towards Green Lanes, it's quite hipster-y round there and loads of nice coffee shops. There is a wonderful multicultural community here, far more than Crouch End or Muswell Hill, and I love the vibe here personally.