We talk to Ben Connolly and Douglas Young in our Barnet office about a corner of North London that offers great value family homes, outstanding schools, leafy streets and plenty of green spaces. Canny commuters, families and investors are taking a good look at East Barnet as an appealing and cost-effective option.
"Tucked away between New Barnet, Cockfosters and Southgate, East Barnet is proving an attractive neighbourhood for families and commuters working in more central areas of the city," explains Ben Connolly, Sales Manager in Foxtons' Barnet office. "Its enviable combination of plentiful green spaces, large family homes, excellent schools and affordable prices make it an outstanding option with a genuine 'village' feel.
"One bedroom flats range from £250,000 - £300,000, while 2 bedroom homes tend to come in between £325,000 and £400,000. You'll need £500,000 - £600,000 for a 3 bedroom home, while properties with 4 bedrooms or more will come in at £650,000 and over."
Large, leafy parks are plentiful around East Barnet. Brunswick Park sits towards South Barnet and includes the Pymmes Brook that runs down to Arnos Grove, through Pymmes Park and out towards Banbury Reservoir. Just to the north of the area, the sizeable Trent Park boasts a natural wildflower meadow and even a Go Ape adventure centre, complete with treetop high ropes course and zip lines.
Oak Hill Park (below) hosts a variety of festivals and events, such as the open-air performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream coming up in August. The annual East Barnet Festival also takes place in the park (see 'Local highlights' below).
Lettings Manager Douglas Young explains the high quality schools serving residents in East Barnet:
"The Ward of Barnet boasts more than its fair share of schools rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding'. East Barnet is no exception, with the excellent East Barnet Secondary and St Andrew The Apostle schools proving a major draw for parents. For younger children, Brunswick Park, Danegrove, Churchill and St Mary's primary schools have all also been assessed as either 'Good' or 'Outstanding'.
"Sixth Form centres in the area include East Barnet School, the Pavilion Study Centre and St Andrew The Apostle School."
View all schools in Barnet with our interactive schools page and view Oftsed grades, numbers of students and the percentage of students achieving the expected grade.
Plentiful bus links in the area provide easy connections to Finchley, Turnpike Lane, Brent Cross and Cockfosters. New Barnet overground services run southwards through Finsbury Park and into Moorgate, while the Piccadilly Line can be accessed from Cockfosters station to the east of Barnet. The Northern Line starts from nearby High Barnet station, providing swift routes down through Camden and into central London.
The East Barnet Festival has been running for the past 24 years and takes place in 2019 from the 5th-7th July. The event features music, dance, theatre, sport and a variety of stalls from local traders and businesses.
The Everyman cinema nearby in New Barnet offers a stylish venue for catching a movie or a drink in the bar. There's also the Spielburger restaurant inside for a selection of classic burgers and sides. For live comedy, theatre, music and lots of family events, the Chickenshed Theatre in East Barnet is also a local favourite.
East Barnet sales & lettings properties
The selection of sales properties below gives a sense of the kinds of properties available in the area. One, two and three bedroom homes offer plenty of choice for young professionals and families looking for their first or second home.
Victoria Avenue, EN4
£650,000 | 4 bedroom house
This attractive four bedroom property is located just north of East Barnet Village and benefits from easy access to the transport links and amenities of New Barnet. Period fireplaces add character while front and rear gardens plus a modern kitchen and bathroom make this a highly desirable family home.
Crescent Road, EN4
£350,000 | 2 bedroom maisonette
With two bedrooms and a private garden this charming maisonette demonstrates the excellent value for money available around East Barnet. Recently refurbished and with off-street parking for two cars, this property could be the ideal home for a professional couple or young family.
Ebony Crescent, EN4
£131,250 | 3 bedroom flat (25% shared ownership)
This modern, spacious three bedroom apartment is offered with Shared Ownership of between 25-75%. The large reception area provides ample room for entertaining guests, while the master bedroom includes an en suite and access to the private balcony.
Victoria Road, EN4
£2,000 pcm | 3 bedroom house
Moving onto rental properties in the area, this beautiful three bedroom semi-detached house is currently available for £2,000pcm, with the Zero Deposit scheme available. To the front of the property there is space for two cars, while the large garden to the rear also includes plenty of storage space and a patio area for outdoor dining.
Glyn Avenue, East Barnet, EN4
£1,300 pcm | 2 bedroom apartment
This apartment is also offered with the Zero Deposit scheme, and features two good-sized double bedrooms at £1,300pcm. Off-street parking, bright dual-aspect reception space and an ideal location on a quiet residential street next to Victoria Park make this an appealing option for renters.
View all of our sales properties in Barnet here or head to our Local Life page for recommendations on great things to see and do in the area. Alternatively, chat with Ben, Douglas, or another member of the Barnet team by dropping into the office or by using the contact details below:
98 High Street
Tel: 020 8963 5050
Fax: 020 8963 5051