If you’re looking for a London suburb that ticks all the boxes, puts you within the perfect distance to the buzzing London metropolis and still offers its residents pleasant pockets of greenery to get lost in, Ilford is certainly a commuter town to consider. Filled with young professionals and their forward-thinking way of life, this boomtown is in the ideal spot for commuters while quickly becoming a trendy and modernised city suburb.
Shopping and Leisure
If you prefer to spend the weekend doing a spot of retail therapy and weaving your way in and out of the high street, then Ilford will definitely deliver.
The area also benefits from being in close proximity to the Olympic park, benefiting from regeneration and new amenities to further boost the borough. With a contemporary regeneration and now a refreshed sport scene, there is no shortage of activities to get involved in, inspired by the 2012 events.
If you’re looking for somewhere to stretch your legs, bring the kids for a picnic in the sun or simply take in some decadent natural scenery then Valentine’s Park, the largest green space in the Borough of Redbridge, is the ideal rural getaway. With its spellbinding rose gardens and babbling Long Water canal, the historical mansion and its grounds could well be the enchanting setting of an Austen novel. Built in 1696 for the wife of the archbishop of Canterbury, its grand appearance decorates the more rural Ilford surroundings.
You can also get a taste for the borough’s rich culture and arts scene by wandering down to the Kenneth More Theatre, placing emphasis on serving the community and bringing to the local people the tantalising experience of live performance.
With a diverse community and endless selection of cuisines, Ilford brings together cooking from all over the world with vibrancy and creativity. Home to an exotic selection of Turkish Grills and South Asian grocers, you are free to widen your horizons and give your palette a treat.
The area is incredibly well connected with a train every few minutes to Liverpool Street taking just 14 minutes. You can also take the Crossrail with a journey time of just 17 minutes into the city or by joining the North Circular if you prefer to drive.
With Loxford, Valentines High, Seven Kings, Isaac Newton Academy and Chadwell Heath Academy all offering Ofsted ‘outstanding’ secondary education and Cleveland Road, Seven Kings and Christchurch being awarded the same for their primary education, Ilford is perfect if you are looking to move somewhere that is perfect for the kids and their individual needs. With a variety of types of education such as state schools, academies and private schools you can find the right one for your child with properties available for shared ownership in Ilford situated within catchment areas around the borough.
A London borough with plenty more to offer than simply its close proximity to the city centre, shared ownership homes in Ilford benefit from their base in an up and coming area built around the young professionals who have made it home. To find out more, check out the properties available for shared ownership in Ilford or contact our team today who will be happy to get you on your journey to home ownership. With 49 one bedroom apartments available and 26 two bedroom apartments on the market, you can get your hands on these heavenly, high spec homes today by simply getting in touch. House hunting is one of the most exciting ventures you will make so do it without the stress and take advantage of our flexible shared ownership scheme.