Haringey

Interested in moving to The London Borough of Haringey? This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the area before making your decision! Located in North London, Haringey is a large borough with plenty to offer prospective home buyers. It is home to a number of universities, top schools, and cultural attractions. Keep reading for more information on what Haringey has to offer!

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Best places to live in Haringey

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Where is Haringey?

The London Borough of Haringey is located in North London, just north of Islington and Hackney. It borders Hertfordshire to the north and Enfield to the east. The borough has a population of around 245,000 people with an average age of 32 years old (compared to 37 years old for Greater London).

In terms of area size, Haringey is the largest borough in London. It covers an impressive 11 square miles (28km²).

Haringey is divided into 22 wards, each with its own unique character. Some of the most popular wards for homebuyers include Hornsey, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, and Tottenham Hale.

Areas in Haringey

There is a huge amount of diversity in terms of areas and housing in Haringey. The borough can be split into the following areas:

Central Haringey: This includes the neighbourhoods around Hornsey, Crouch End, Muswell Hill, and Wood Green. These are some of the most expensive areas in Haringey.

Western Haringey: This includes the neighbourhoods around Alexandra Palace, Bounds Green and Bowes Park that are popular with families.

Eastern Haringey: This includes the neighbourhoods around Tottenham, Bruce Grove, Northumberland Park and South Tottenham which are more affordable than the others.

Southern Haringey: This includes the neighbourhoods around St. Ann’s and Seven Sisters and is the most affordable part of Haringey.

Housing in these areas ranges from terraced houses to modern apartment blocks and everything in between! In general, properties are cheaper than other parts of London but there is a lot of variety – you can find both affordable housing or high-end luxury villas depending on what area you’re looking at.

Universities in Haringey

There are several universities located within easy commuting distance of central London that students flock to:

Middlesex University (located in Hendon) – Middlesex University has a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer, as well as a wide range of research opportunities.

The University of Greenwich (in Charlton) – The University of Greenwich offers a range of courses in subjects like architecture, design and fashion. It is also home to the oldest astronomical observatory in the UK, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675.

The University of Westminster (London) – Located next door to Middlesex University, The University of Westminster offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Schools in Haringey

There are many excellent schools in the borough, both state and private. Some of the most highly-rated include:

The Latymer School – a prestigious independent school located in Hammersmith, the Latymer School has been named the best state school in England.

Alexandra Park School – a large, mixed comprehensive located in Hornsey, Alexandra Park School is one of the most successful schools in London. It has achieved excellent GCSE and A-Level results over the years.

Fortismere School – an all-girls independent school in Muswell Hill, Fortismere School is one of the most sought-after schools in London. It has a strong academic record and offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Haringey Sixth Form College – a large sixth form college located in Wood Green, Haringey Sixth Form College offers a wide range of A-Levels and BTEC courses.

Population of Haringey

According to recent estimates, the population of Haringey is around 249,100 making it the eighth-most populous borough in London.

The borough is divided into 17 wards, each with its own distinct character and amenities and is one of the most demographically diverse boroughs in London.

 

Reviews in Haringey

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A great-looking development, but with caveats

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Review Date Sep 2022

Good aspects: quiet, excellent views of a leafy London and Alexandra Palace (assuming you’re on the second floor or above). An excellent convenience store nearby. Transport links aren’t bad (15 min walk from Wood Green or White Hart Lane stations, with a bus stop right outside the development also)

Bad: limited shops, restaurants and bars. Items from the mailroom are often stolen.

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The design of the buildings and surrounding green space is fantastic. I really like the layout of my flat – especially the large number of windows. Insulation is also exceptional.

Building management has been slightly lacking. I have received very little help with the numerous package thefts that I have reported over the past 2 years. The building management company installed a fake camera in the mailroom, but this has done nothing to deter the thieves. Additionally, there are constant issues with the rubbish disposal room overflowing. Rather than dealing with the problem at the source, the management company attempt to deal with this problem by sending out letters blaming the residents (where else are we supposed to put our rubbish?)

Building management have recently hired a new grounds maintenance service, which I think is a positive step.

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

For DIY purposes, it would have been useful to know where the wiring and joists were behind the walls/ceiling!

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

They installed a fake camera in the mailroom following my complaint of package thefts. After informing them that this has not been an effective deterrent, they replied that there is nothing else they can do.

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Great building and amazing facilities. One of the best

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Review Date Aug 2022

It’s great around the building. Lots of big shops around ranging from Lidl to Tkmax at 1 min walking distance.

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The building is well furnished and modernly design with luxurious common areas and once in a while parties there. And the option to book it for yourself at no extra cost is something I haven’t seen ever and is great. A good show off to friends and colleagues.

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The building also has great gym and weekly fitness class. And I believe they would bring more things in future.

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

Yes. We raised a concern with curtains and they replaced every curtain for us.

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Manager Response

Hi Rahul,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.

It is great to hear that you are enjoying the amenity spaces, fitness classes and location of The Gessner.

I am really happy that we manages to come up with a solution for your windows.

As always, you know where we are if you need anything.

Regards
James

Great place to call home

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Review Date Jul 2022

It’s a very good location and it’s so easy to get to Kings Cross, Liverpool Street and Stratford. It would be better if there are more local restaurants or cafe. I always enjoy walking in the wetlands or along the canal

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I like the interior design of the flat and any issues I noted were resolved by the developer contactors quickly and efficiently. The sky garden is nice and you get a good view of London. The management is very helpful and friendly. Overall I’m very happy with my flat.

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The constant wind around the entrance and on my balcony is quite annoying but I guess there’s not much anyone could do.

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

The building management are good at communicating issues and progress update to the residents and they care about the building

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Hi,

Thank you for writing a review! It is brilliant to hear that you are enjoying your new home. The interior design and skygarden certainly are beautiful!

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Libby

Concierge service (outsourced) is excellent with attentive and helpful staff

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Review Date Jul 2022

Good location in terms of local tube (Wood Green) and train station (Alexandra Palace) – well connected. Plenty of shops, eateries and amenities locally. Beautiful open space with Alexandra Park nearby. There could be a corner shop in closer proximity to the development. Minimum parking available.

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Concierge service (outsourced) is excellent with attentive and helpful staff. Development appears well designed although the pool and gym have still not opened. Temporary gym was due to open months ago but the opening date keeps getting pushed back (for various reasons). I hear the service charge is quite high but this is included in the price of our rent. Great secure bike storage. Flats are well designed with good storage, well insulated (spending minimum on heating).

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You need to pay a monthly bill for the heating of communal areas, although our personal heating bill is very small as we have not needed to use this due to good insulation/communal heating. Our flat has rarely been under 20 degrees on the thermostat.

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

No issues raised or responded to. Others have been in contact with them however.

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