Settle in Woodford Green...
Woodford Green offers an abundance of green space with a vibrant, village-style atmosphere less than 15 miles from the hustle of Central London.
In Woodford Green you can relax on the green, or watch a cricket match on what is potentially the oldest village cricket field still in use today. Why not enjoy domestic bliss in large family homes or period houses, or enjoy the gardens within gated communities. Traditional shops such as a butcher and a bookshop can be found along High Road, while George Lane is home to supermarkets, high street shops and independent outlets.
The community gets together at the annual Woodford Community Festival, where music, art, films, dance and poetry are all on offer. It takes place over nine days and is spread across 30 venues in Woodford and South Woodford.
Woodford Green is known for its mock Tudor homes and stately period properties. Georgian houses can be found along the main roads, but Victorian homes and cottages are also on the market.
One of the more sought-after areas is the Monkhams estate, which is about a 10-minute walk from Woodford underground station. Search here for large detached Edwardian homes and 1920s semis. Tudor-style fronts are found along quiet cul-de-sacs such as Park Avenue.
If you’re after exclusivity, take a look at gated communities – try Wells Gate Close or Repton Park.
The former is close to Epping Forest and has grand new houses. Repton Park also has new buildings, but offers apartments converted from the Claybury Hospital. These luxurious apartments boast period features such as high ceilings and sash windows.
Sitting at the higher end of the market, gated communities benefit from private gardens, gyms and spas.
Large period homes can be found on streets such as Queen’s Avenue, while substantial semis can be seen along St Barnabas Road.
If you’re looking for a more modest home, search out the maisonettes on Croft Lodge Close or the purpose-built flats on High Road.
Look up streets, such as Grosvenor Gardens and Mornington Road, if you want a 20th century property. Here you can find 1930s and 1940s detached homes, all of which are a short walk from Woodford Tube Station.
Claybury Woods has more than 70 hectares to roam and if you’re a cyclist or horse rider, you can make use of the surfaced paths.
Fairlop Waters, the largest country park and leisure facility in Redbridge, is also close by. Facilities include a floodlit driving range, a windsurfing and sailing lake, golf courses and a newly constructed High Ropes Climbing course.
Visit Epping Forest, London’s largest open space, for guided walks, craft activities, heritage events and art exhibitions. It hosts open-air theatre during the summer too.
If you are a golf fan why not play a few holes on Woodford Golf course.
The schools in Woodford Green are at an exceptional standard, with multiple schools gaining Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ rating. Both highly rated secondary and primary schools can be found here making the area appealing for those with young families or who are looking for somewhere to to settle down into family life.
Both Churchfields Junior School and Wells Primary School have received ‘outstanding’ Ofsted ratings. Secondary schools Trinity Catholic High School and Woodford County High School also got the top rating at their last inspections.