A Guide To Living In Romford

What are properties like in Romford? How good is the transport? This local area guide will tell you everything you need to know.

Are you considering moving to Romford? This area has gained a lot of attention during the pandemic as people living in central London have decided to spread their wings and move a little further out. Romford enjoys the best of both worlds; being only 14 miles away from Charing Cross it offers proximity to the buzz of city life whilst being nestled amidst plenty of open space in rural Essex.

If you’re house hunting in Romford this year, here’s what you need to know.

Property Prices

House hunting in Romford has been growing increasingly popular in recent months, so if you are serious about living here then you’ll need to be quick! As local estate agents, we receive a lot of enquiries from Londoners who want to move to Romford get more property for their money. With the average property price in the capital standing at £667,000, Romford residents can afford more space with the average home costing just £385,500 here. That’s quite a saving!

But what can you get for your money? Romford offers various styles of housing stock including Victorian villas, new-build properties and plenty of 1930s semis available.

If you want to be closer to town then 1-2 bed apartments are available and are popular choices for London commuters and buy to let investors. Prefer something a little more spacious? Some of the best examples of traditional Victorian accommodation can be found in Gidea Park although you can expect to pay as much as £900,000 for an impressive 6-bed home.

Transport

Romford already offers excellent transport links but the star on the horizon is the imminent arrival of Crossrail’s Elizabeth line which is due to be launched from as early as March 2021 with a full service expected by 2022. The anticipation of this high-speed rail link has already created much buzz and regeneration in the area. Investors have flooded in to snap properties located close to the station.

But besides Crossrail, there’s also Romford station which provides underground and overground services. There’s also an extensive bus network connecting residents with many other local areas including Stratford (for Westfield shopping), Leytonstone, Upminster, Hornchurch, Dagenham, Thurrock and Canning Town.

For drivers, Romford is positioned with proximity to the A12 and M25.

What To Do In Romford?

If you’re completely new to the Romford area, you’ll want to know how you might spend your spare time. The town offers your typical high street shopping based at the Liberty Shopping Centre as well as a popular market, there are also cinemas, local theatres, leisure centres, gyms, ice skating and even greyhound racing to keep you occupied.

If a picturesque day out is what you like, then you can’t beat a visit to Hainault Forest Country Park which covers 330 acres. You’ll take in vast expanses of woodland and a pretty lake. There’s also a zoo on site with small animals including goats, meerkats and peacocks.

Are you ready to check out some homes in Romford? Whether you want to buy or rent here, our agents can match you up with your dream home based on your individual requirements. Simply call Keystones Property today on 01708 909100 to register your details.

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