“I am looking for a 2 bedroom flat in Walthamstow”. These are words that we hear all the time at Waltham Estates, and we are not surprised, given that Walthamstow is one of London’s most sought-after areas, offering affordable property and an extremely high quality of life. Cafés, wine bars, modern art galleries/pop-ups, restaurants and new nature reserves. What’s not to like? Waltham Forest become London Borough of Culture for 2019!
We are always happy to help our clients find exactly what they are looking for in East London’s property market, and this article focuses on 2-bedroom flats, which are often a great option for those looking to get on the ladder in the country’s capital.
Value for money
Anyone keen to jump into Walthamstow life and find a 2-bedroom flat to call home is looking at between £450,000 and £500,000 – very affordable considering that Inner-city London prices are closer to £700,000.
Added to this is the fact that property prices in Walthamstow are continuing to rise. Yep, living here not only means culture and more food & drink gems than you can shake a stick at, but also investment potential.
In the last year, property owners have seen the price of their homes shoot up by around 9%, and this is not slowing down, as can be seen here in another recent Waltham Estates article (here you can put the link to the article I wrote on the London slowdown).
Everything you need, and then some
For young professionals wanting to make Walthamstow home, all of the bases are covered, but that’s just the beginning.
Transport needs are well and truly taken care of, with over 10 bus routes passing through Walthamstow and Walthamstow Central station giving residents access to the London Overground and the Victoria tube line.
Those seeking nature can marvel at Walthamstow Wetlands – a remarkable new nature reserve whose conservation status is on par with the likes of the Amazon Rainforest. Floristry workshops, photography workshops and beginner guides to star gazing are just some of the activities residents can get involved with, and many more nature-loving initiatives are on the way. Walthamstow Wetlands is a great example of the eclectic and boundary-less London that we all know and love.
Other quirky and exciting hotspots to look out for in Walthamstow include local breweries/bars, stalls of every kind on Orford Street, regular comedy nights, and traditional East London pie and mash shops.
Affordable prices and investment opportunities aside, when it comes to buying a 2-bedroom flat in London, there aren’t many better places than Walthamstow. The rise of this area has been meteoric; we’ve seen it with our own eyes. And the projects in the pipeline for the coming months and years are beyond exciting.
We can’t wait to help more people get on the property ladder in Walthamstow and its surrounding areas.