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Where to live in London? 550k budget and primary catchment area

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12345Jen Wed 25-Jan-17 21:40:47

We have a budget of 550k and need a minimum of 2+ bedrooms. It's important it's in the catchment area of a good primary school. We are flexible with where we work, but would prefer to be north or east as we don't know south at all or anyone there. Happy to take on a project and do work to the place. Garden would be a bonus, but not more important than a nice area/community/school. Are we asking for too much?


Any ideas?

Chelsea26 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:49:41

Zone 5 north west London would work
Have a look at

12345Jen Wed 25-Jan-17 21:58:48

thanks! will have a look, but we are in Zone 2 (Bethnal Green) at the moment and that seems really far away shock

12345Jen Wed 25-Jan-17 22:03:59

Forgot to say that it can be a flat, a house would be a bonus, but I doubt we would get that

Dandeliondelilah Wed 25-Jan-17 22:14:09

Enfield! You could get a nice place for £550k and the primary schools on the north / west side of the borough are largely excellent (avoid south / east). It's also a direct train line in to Bethnal Green so you're not cut off from your old life!

Dandeliondelilah Wed 25-Jan-17 22:17:04

This one is £550k and has four bedrooms and a garden:

MissHC Wed 25-Jan-17 22:24:34

Have a look at Watford and Bushey. Whilst it seems far away train into Euston only takes 20min. You can definitely get a decent sized house for your budget.

Cosmicglitterpug Wed 25-Jan-17 22:26:48

Near Blackhorse Road and st James street.
Nice community, near good schools and excellent transport links.

Rioja123 Wed 25-Jan-17 22:27:35

Woodford, South Woodford, Walthamstow, north Chingford

Dandeliondelilah Wed 25-Jan-17 22:29:06

This one is underbudget and not a looker but gives you a choice of two good primaries within a few minutes walk and is also in catchment for an outstanding and highly desireable secondary:

Cosmicglitterpug Wed 25-Jan-17 22:29:08

Further over in E17

Or this one is south E17

Dandeliondelilah Wed 25-Jan-17 22:35:18

No real garden but a very desirable location and directly opposite a large and beautful village green.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Wed 25-Jan-17 22:40:02

Wow... could that Walthamstow one have any more furniture shoved in it!

Barbadosgirl Wed 25-Jan-17 22:46:09

This is in the catchment of two nice primaries and is by two great parks. I can vouch this is a v family friendly area.

Barbadosgirl Wed 25-Jan-17 22:47:35

Plus is still quite "London". Zone 3 and I get to work in the West End in about 40 mins. Short bus or train to Stoke Newington, Shoreditch etc.

Londonjam Thu 26-Jan-17 08:33:45

Another vote for Enfield. Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill are lovely and on the overground going into central London. Lots of good schools and local restaurants pubs parks.

We are waiting to exchange on our first property in this area now - a 2 bed Edwardian house conversion with a lovely big garden, under £500k

EnormousTiger Sun 19-Feb-17 20:55:30

If you are in zone 2 and wants to stay North and think Harrow zone 5 woudl be too far out what about Ealing? 2 bed flat there might be possible or you can get a 3 bed terraced house with garden in Harrow for your budget (with very fat 15 - 20 min over ground trains to London or a bit longer tubes.

LBOCS2 Thu 23-Feb-17 21:48:48

You can get at least two, if not three beds in z2 if you're prepared to come south of the river... Brockley, for example.

HopingForALittleOne Fri 24-Feb-17 21:00:49

Catford zone 3 - you can buy three bed Victoria terrace with parking and garden. There are a group of Victorian houses over several streets called the corbette estate. They are becoming very popular with families moving in. They have a residence group and closed Facebook group and do lots of things as an estate. Not too sure on schools but lots of families moving into area. Good luck x

londonloves Tue 14-Mar-17 18:17:06

We have just had an offer of 445 accepted on 3 bed in charlton. If you can go up to 550 there's a lot I'm charlton/kidbrook/blackheath area.

user1484040234 Mon 05-Jun-17 09:35:25

ex-local authority 3 bed houses in Peckham, Nunhead or New Cross would be within your budget. Good primaries and zone 2.

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