Bethnal Green Property Market
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Bethnal Green is a diverse area, with some areas attracting the affluent and others spots maintaining its ancient working class community, the community is varied but this means there really is something to suit every one of its residents.
Loft spaces and warehouse conversions are typical of the area. And there has been a lot of redevelopment and restoration around Victoria Park; Gore Road is notably highly coveted with three and four storey Victorian houses. On Cyprus Street you’ll find Grade II listed houses. Expensive areas are generally in the Jesus Green area, which is a conservation area, as is Globe Road. Paradise Row is also popular with some beautiful Georgian houses; its name is fitting.
There are a number of terrace houses, those on Wilmot Street are more expensive, as are the terraces towards Columbia Road and close to Victoria Park, and on Lauriston Road property tends to attract those that are wealthier. More affordable housing options are a number of ex-council blocks, which make up for nearly half of the property type in the area.
Keeling House used to be council flats but is now mainly privately owed. Small terrace houses tend to be popular with the rental market, as are the flats and loft conversions here. The area close to Columbia Road is lovely, where the weekly flower market takes place. Bethnal Green is covered by E2 and E1 postcodes.
A lot of properties were destroyed during World War II, hence the council estates that were built post Blitz, and this explains why the small pockets of period properties are so desirable in Bethnal Green. For those who prefer modernisation there are flats suiting these needs located around the park. New developments can also be found in Jersey Street, namely the Theaders Apartments.
Standard of Living in Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green tends to attract a mixture of young families and professionals who are seeking a convenient commute to the city. There are good primary schools in the area and outstanding comprehensive schools. The area is home to a good selection of shops and restaurants. Beautiful Columbia Road Flower Market is held every Sunday and attracts a large number of visitors. You can enjoy the peace of open spaces as you meander along Regent’s Canal and Victoria Park is situated to the north. Weavers Fields includes a children’s playground, football pitches and a café.
Other Living necessities in Bethnal Green
Typical of the East End Bethnal Green is full of history and life; an eclectic area there is something for everyone. It boasts good shops and boutiques and is very close to zone 1, with excellent transport links on the central line. Primary Schools in the area include Columbia, Hague and Bangabandhu, which all received ‘good’ from Ofsted.
St Elizabeth Catholic and Globe Primary School all received 'good with outstanding features’. Secondary schools Oaklands and Morpeth achieved ‘outstanding’ as did Bethnal Green Academy and Swanlea. Morpeth and Oaklands form the combined sixth form for the area called ‘Cambridge Heath Sixth Form.’
Bethnal Green Road is a busy shopping area, with a range of pubs, cafes, and shops; there is a South Asian vibe in part of the road. There is a diverse and rich art scene, there is also a library situated on Cambridge Heath Road. There are a number of supermarkets for your groceries including Sainsbury’s and Iceland. There are a number of places of worship including St Annes Catholic Church and Bethnal Green United Reformed Church.
Places to visit near Bethnal Green
Trendy Hoxton, Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Brick Lane are all very close by and the centre of London and all it has to offer. Brick Lane attracts visitors from across the city, with an artistic and edgy crowd flocking here; there are plenty of restaurants, galleries and markets to enjoy. The area is home to a large Bangladeshi Community, so there are a great number of curry houses to try.
Bethnal Green Council Tax
Hackney and Tower Hamlets cover Bethnal Green, you can find the relevant council tax rates at the following link:
http://www.hackney.gov.uk/f-council-tax-bands-61.htm#.Vlx3ESi1_oM and http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/council_and_democracy/council_tax.aspx#.Vlx28yi1_oM