The impact of COVID on the housing market is still to be fully seen, and there are many unanswered questions. Will the new WFH phenomenon shape the way we live and where we live? Will the impact of Brexit on businesses dictate where they operate and subsequently, where people want to move to?
It is apparent that the need for people to be in the office 5 days a week is a thing of the past. The working from home trend is expected to continue, so buyers and renters are looking for homes with spacious living areas, outdoor space, with an easy commute to work on the occasion.
Even though the market has experienced a surge of people looking for homes outside of London, there are many areas in London which provide a vibrant mix of city life, with the indoor and outdoor space that people are now looking for.
Yianni Aresti, Lettings Director & Partner at David Astburys Estate Agents in Crouch End said; “We are seeing a consistent theme in the list of must haves from our clients. The good news is at we cover a number of areas in London, so if you are moving to London, or just researching some of the best places to live in London, our team can provide a detailed overview of everything you need to know about each area and what they have to offer. We have provided some insight into just a few of those areas here.”
Islington is one of those areas that has it all and offers something for everyone. Its diverse qualities attract residents from all walks of life, from families looking for good local schools to young professionals.
The area boasts a mix of modern apartment buildings to iconic Victorian and Georgian terraced houses, which lure a steady stream of house hunters to the area.
Muswell Hill is a popular area with an impressive array of amenities which continue to lure families and young creatives. Set at the top of the Muswell Hill overlooking London is Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally), one of London’s most famous Landmarks, hosting a range of musical displays and concerts, as well as being host to sport events such as the master’s Snooker and World Championship Darts.
This green and leafy suburb is a haven for dog owners, and residents enjoy long weekend walks through Highgate Woods and up to Ally Pally to enjoy the many coffee shops and cafés on the Broadway.
Muswell Hill has a diverse range of properties from grand Edwardian family houses with an abundance of character, to ultra-modern apartments.
Highgate sits high on a hill overlooking the Capital, with the bustle of Central London just a stone’s throw away, and glorious Hampstead Heath right on its doorstep. The area is a magnet for creative individuals, celebrities and families who often socialise and who enjoy being involved in community events.
Highgate with the ‘green lung’ reputation is a real London village with a relaxed, almost bohemian atmosphere. Just a 20-minute commute Tube journey into Leicester Square, it offers great schools with a rich cultural scene and good shops to boot; Highgate is the perfect home for working people, couples, families and retirees.
Camden is a dynamic area of North London, situated close to Central London. It has a unique charm and an array of fantastic restaurants and live music venues. Its proximity to Primrose Hill and Regents Park makes the area attractive to those seeking a mix of urban charm with green space.
The properties in the area range in architecture from period to uber-contemporary, so it is no surprise that Camden remains a firm favourite with buyers and tenants. The Overground and Northern Line serves the area well. Euston, Kings Cross St Pancras and St Pancras international are 20 minutes away, with the Eurostar easily accessible.
If you are considering buying or renting in London and want to learn more about the neighbourhoods and what they have to offer, the team at David Astburys Estate Agents can provide further insight on the best places to live – visit their website today www.davidastburys.com