Borough of Redbridge

If you’re thinking of buying a home in London, Redbridge is a borough you should consider. With excellent schools, plenty of green space and good transport links, it’s perfect for families and commuters alike. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at what Redbridge has to offer prospective home buyers.

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Very Good

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Average

13%

Disappointing

5%

Very Poor

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Best places to live in Borough of Redbridge

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Where is Redbridge?

The London Borough of Redbridge is located in east London, bordering the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Waltham Forest. It covers an area of 31 square miles (80 sq km) and has a population of 312,000.

Areas in Redbridge

There is a great variety of areas to choose from in Redbridge, each with its own unique character. Some of the most popular include:

Ilford – Located in the northeast of the borough, Ilford is home to a large Pakistani community and boasts excellent shopping facilities.

Woodford – A leafy suburb situated in the southwest of Redbridge, Woodford is ideal for families looking for quiet living away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

Loxford – Situated in the centre of Redbridge, Loxford has a diverse ethnic community that includes many people from Eastern Europe.

Wanstead – Wanstead is located in the southeast of Redbridge and is one of London’s best-kept secrets; it boasts an array of independent shops and eateries as well as having excellent transport links into central London via South Woodford tube station or Westfield Stratford City shopping centre (which can be reached via Snaresbrook Overground Station).

Universities in Redbridge

Although there are no universities within the borough itself, there are two institutions nearby:

Queen Mary University Of London (QMUL) – Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is located in Stratford, East London, and has around 17 000 students. Queen Mary University of London is a Russell Group university, which means it is one of the 24 most prestigious universities in the UK.

University of East London (UEL) – The University of East London (UEL) is located in Stratford, East London and has around 17 000 students. UEL specialises in creative arts, health and social sciences.

Both universities have excellent reputations and offer a range of courses that appeal to students from all over the world.

Top Schools in Redbridge

Redbridge is home to a number of good schools, both state-run and private. The best performing state secondary school in the borough is Wanstead High School, which achieved an “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted in 2014. Other notable schools include:

AGBIS Independent School (a top independent school rated as “Excellent” by Ofsted) – The AGBIS Independent School is a co-educational day school for children aged between three and eleven. It was founded in 1982 as the Ilford Jewish Primary School, but changed its name to reflect that many of its pupils are not Jewish.

Dixons Trinity Academy (an academy with a “Good” rating) – located in Ilford, the school has over 1800 pupils on role and offers GCSEs and A Levels.

The Forest School (a “Good” rated secondary school) – located in Walthamstow, the Forest School takes students from 11-18 years old and specialises in Performing Arts, Science and Sport.

Valentines High School (rated as “Good”) – a mixed secondary school located in Ilford with over 1500 pupils on their roll, Valentines High School offers GCSEs and BTEC courses.

Population of Redbridge

The population of Redbridge is estimated to be around 278,000 people, making it the fourth most populous borough in London. The population is ethnically diverse, with 38% of residents belonging to an ethnic minority group.

Reviews in Borough of Redbridge

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Okayish if you commute to the city

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Review Date Oct 2022

Noisy area and and expensive rent.
Close to the train station and shops.
Not a park in sight and occasionally police notices on the front door about antisocial behaviour.

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Every single flat door slams, the design is horrible. The lift’s speakers are extremely loud. If your flat is close to the lift you will definitely hearthe3s3 chime and ‘door closing’ every single time.
When we moved in we were told that there will be 24h concierge. Unfortunately that lasted for about 3 month. Quiet misleading.

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The noisiness of the area.
And the plan to increase the rent by 25% in 1 year.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

My emails were ignored a few times but when they do come back it usually takes a while

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Great place to live with nearby links.

Review Date Sep 2022

Lots of close by amenities and travel links. Sainsburys just around the corner as well as Ilford High Road for a very reasonable rent.

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Building manager is terrific, the landlords do take a while to get back to you at times but I have found it generally to be quite good. Things are dealt with in a good manner of time, such as leaks and other such issues. Overall I’m quite satisfied with it all.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wish I had known that the Sainsburys was closing down soon!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Yes, with a timely response. For example windows were cleaned when requested, although there have been some requests that haven’t been seen to that are still pending, but they’re quite minor.

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Good Property, Bad Management

Review Date Sep 2022

Unfortunately, Ilford is not a great area to live. The neighborhood can be very tough specially at nights.

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During and after moving out, it was very difficult to communicate with the management team (Joshua Ffinch). They either didn’t respond to my emails or responded very late. It’s been a month since I’ve moved out but I still haven’t received my deposit.

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I wish I knew the property management is not good.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Often they don’t reply to my emails or if they do its with long delays.

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Renewed Lease after 1 year

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Review Date Sep 2022

Next to the main road, and in an area where illegal street racing takes place. Above and beyond regular traffic noise you get the occasional unmuffled engine revving noise. Convenience is a positive with the Elizabeth line, shops in the area are good if you are into South Asian cuisine.

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Converted office block, insulation could be better. The units themselves are brand new and relatively well appointed, but do not expect things like thermal or noise insulation to be on a par with contemporary new builds. Day concierge is a good plus, other facilities are relatively minimal.

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Location being near the road, as well as lack of insulation being a factor in higher energy prices.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Have not raised any issues, as everything is still functional

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