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Walthamstow is several miles to the north east of the centre of London; located on the end of the Victoria line it is immersed in culture with a choice of attractive period houses to live in. The area attracts a rental market that includes professional couples, those looking to share or hoping to get on the property ladder.

Walthamstow’s properties include Victorian and Edwardian terraces, 1930’s terraces and semi-detached houses. There are estates of Art and Crafts Houses built by Thomas Courtenay, a reputable builder. Walthamstow has two new developments, the Arcade site off the High Street will be renamed the Scene, and include 121 flats, and the second development planned being, a tower block of eighty modern flats as part of the station’s regeneration.

The area close to the William Morris Museum is the most coveted, with a range of cultural benefits on offer. E17 is a desirable area, particularly upper Walthamstow, Walthamstow village is fairly costly, but you can find more affordable rentals on nearby Hoe Street. A significant amount of Walthamstow’s property was built in the 20th C, due to the bombings during World War II. Avenues that lead towards Epping Forest have some lovely properties on offer.

Standard of Living in Walthamstow

Walthamstow is undeniably nice; it boasts good transport links to central London, and excellent schools, a middle-class market with many families locating here. The scenic Epping Forest and Lee Valley are nearby for green space. The area continues to be very up and coming and gives Dalston and Shoreditch a run for their money in hipster stakes. There is a strong sense of community here, which inevitably means families tend to settle for a prolonged period of time.

Other Living necessities in Walthamstow

Home to a reputable market, which reaches more than half a mile, it is thought to be the longest market in Europe. There is a range of shopping opportunities in the area, among them some lovely independent stores. Lloyd Park offers up green space, situated behind the William Morris Gallery.

Primary Schools in the area include Stoneydown Park, Whittingham Community, The Winns, St Patrick’s RC and Thorpe Hall, all of which received ‘good’ from Ofsted.  Mission Grove and St Mary’s CofE both had ‘outstanding’ features, whereas Henry Maynard, Hillyfield, Roger Ascham and Greenleaf all received ‘outstanding’ in their Ofsted inspections.

For secondaries there is Walthamstow School for Girls, which received ‘outstanding’ and Holy Family RC and Walthamstow Academy, which both achieved ‘good’. Walthamstow has an Asda, Sainsbury’s and Lidl among its large supermarkets. Waltham Forest Library is on the High Street and open several days a week. There are a number of places of worship in the area, covering a variety of faiths.

Places to visit near Walthamstow

Oxford Circus is a mere 20 minutes away as is Epping Forest, where you’ll find delightful public houses and outdoor areas. The River Lea is nearby for a riverside walk, where you can spot Herons on the marshes. Close by are Stratford, Stoke Newington and Ilford, in Stoke Newington you’ll find a myriad of independent businesses to explore and the attractive Clissold Park to relax amongst.

Walthamstow Council Tax

For current council tax band charges in Walthamstow, they are available at the following website: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/pages/services/council-tax-band-reductions.aspx