Why move to Harold Hill?
Harold Hill is a great place to live if you want easy access to central London. The area has excellent transport links, with the train and bus stations all close by. There are also plenty of schools in the area, as well as shops, restaurants and other amenities. If you’re looking for a family-friendly suburb that’s close to the city, Harold Hill is a great choice.
Things to do in Harold Hill
Dagnam Park in Harold Hill is a great place to go for a walk or a picnic, and there are also plenty of other open spaces in the area including Central Park. Sage Wood is a nature reserve that’s great for walks, and there are also several playgrounds available for families. For shopping and dining, Romford is just a few minutes away.
If you’re looking for something more active, Harold Hill has several sports clubs, including a golf club and a tennis club. The local library is well-stocked with books, DVDs, and other resources, and there are also several places to get your hair done in Harold Hill.
If you’re interested in moving to Harold Hill and the surrounding area, house prices will influence your decision. The average sold price of a home in Harold Hill has sold for £329,140 over the last twelve months. But digging deeper into the data, we can see that varying styles of properties hit different price ranges. For example:
- Semi-detached homes sold for an average of £366,750
- Terraced homes sold for an average of £332,821
- Flats sold for an average of £211,667
As one of the smaller areas within the RM postcode district, there have only been 25 sales agreed during the past year, according to Zoopla’s data, and none of these were detached homes.
Harold Hill falls within the Havering Council Borough. Council tax rates depend on the band your property falls within which is usually related to the size of the property. Havering Council tax rates for 2021/22 are as follows:
Band A = £1,262.20
Band B = £1,472,57
Band C = £1,682.93
Band D = £1,893.30
Band E = £2,314.03
Band F = £2,734.77
Band G = £3,155.50
Band H = £3,786.60
There’s also a discounted rate for single occupiers:
Band A = £946.65
Band B = £1,104.43
Band C = £1,262.20
Band D = £1,419.98
Band E = £1,735.52
Band F = £2,051.08
Band G = £2,366.63
Band H = £2,839.95
The Harold Hill Health Centre is based on Gooshays Drive and offers child health care services. The local Queen’s Hospital can be found in Romford.
The area has excellent transport links, with the Tube, train and bus stations all close by. The nearest rail station is Harold Wood Rail Station which is in London’s Transport Zone 6. This station is just 40 minutes from London Liverpool Street, making it an ideal place to live if you work in the city. Harold Hill is also on the London Overground line. This station provides direct services to Stratford, Hackney and other parts of London. Other stations are available at Hornchurch, Upminster and Stratford. The area also has good bus links, with several buses running to Romford and other nearby towns. For drivers, the main transport link for Harold Hill is the A12, which connects to the M25 motorway.
Schools and education
There are several schools in the area. At primary level, Drapers’ Brookside Junior School, Broadford Primary School, Mead Primary School, Hilldene Primary School and Harold Court Primary School are all categorised as ‘good’ schools by Ofsted. For secondary education, Drapers’ Academy is also a good school.
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