3 Dec 2019 12:24
Anyone living in Leyton/ Francis Road area?
Any opinions, feedback on it?
Need to upscale from London Fields area, I'm priced out of any house in Hackney so casting the net a bit further.
3 Dec 2019 13:02
Looking in that area, essentially you will have 1 or 2 cafes, 1 or 2 (ok) pubs and that's it.
Francis Rd is ok but really just as there is very little else nearby and quite a few slightly cheaper areas don't even have that.
Perfectly fine and good for families of course. Market seems very strong as well unfortunately.
3 Dec 2019 13:34
Yeah I certainly see it in the ‘up and coming’ bracket and not finished article.
But price reflects that, it’s nearly a third of the price of London fields.
It’s nice to actually view properties that are ‘doer uppers’, I swear there’s not a single house in hackney that hasn’t been raped and pillaged by developers.
3 Dec 2019 14:29
Yeah I think with the time and ready cash finances you can make somewhere nice to live and make money on resale. You just need to accept the neighbors will have pebble dash and a massive sky dish. So much UPVC though which is annoying.
Nice houses (not done by spivs but by people who lived there) are quite rare still and in high demand. Obviously 3 bed @ 700k isn't possible more centrally.
3 Dec 2019 14:40
What about lower clapton? Nicer and more to do and more central than Leyton??? Some of the Best boozers in London there too
3 Dec 2019 18:59
Can’t get a house in lower Clapton within our budget. We’ve been looking there past month.
Lower Clapton/homerton starts at about 800k for a house which won’t tick all of our requirements.
I thought Leyton was going to be a complete shithole tbh, but surprised by it.
3 Dec 2019 22:20
You lot are mad - £800k for a 3 bed?! Move to Manchester - Chorlton / Didsbury and see what that gets you
3 Dec 2019 22:33
or the suburbs…. i do however understand a lot of people on here define themselves by moving to london after uni/moving out of the box room in the home counties, so it might be hard to let go of that
3 Dec 2019 22:52
no idea on your budget/requirements, but i've always liked wanstead everytime i've gone there.
saying that, another vote here for the burbs, but i guess that depends on your lifestyle
3 Dec 2019 23:17
just need to be in london. it would be impossible to live anywhere else
3 Dec 2019 23:19
That there London, where the streets are paved in shit.
4 Dec 2019 09:39
unsure on prices, but friend's just moved out to Tooting which is pretty good
4 Dec 2019 09:49
im from tooting. pricey depending on what you want. too much of an overspill from wimbledon in the south and balham/clapham in the north though
4 Dec 2019 10:06
Tooting definitely still got a bit of energy compared to Clapham etc. There’s Bec and Broadway