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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The Gessner is great, but surrounding is still under development

Review Date May 2022

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house, management, shared facilities are excellent. The only concern is the area outside, there is not much to do.

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I have been staying at The Gessner for the last 4 months. From the beginning management were kind enough to answer any questions that I had and made the check in process very easy. During the first week of stay I had some problem with electricity, which was fixed just within 2 days, with no hustle. So no complains towards management or staff, they are great! I am still amazed by the quality of furniture inside of the house as well as in the shared facilities, everything is in the very high standard! Especially I love the gym, unlike in other houses, this gym is not made just to check the boxes, it is very well designed and has the best equipment from Technogym. About the apartment itself, it is also very well planned, very spacious and has lots of natural light!
Some people might concern about living right next to busy road and train stations, but so far never noticed any noise from the windows. But if you open them, then yes, noise is noticeable.

The only concern that I have is the surrounding area, there is literally not much to do except like groceries. It is not something that Gessner management are trying to hide, after all you can just walk around the area and decide for yourself. I would assume that cafes and restaraunts are going to open up sometime in summer 2022, once the surrounding developments will finish. Until then, taking Victoria to Soho, or train to Shoreditch will do 🙂

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Everything in the house is great, no complains at all. The design of communal areas is excellent. Especially I enjoyed having gatherings with friends on the terrace. In the apartment, I love the living room, it gets so much of the natural light. The kitchen appliances are also great and are of good quality as well (Bosch).

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Some people might concern about the Council Tax, because it is in the band D. But again, it is something you can look it up or ask before moving.

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I had an issue with electricity during my first week of stay. They fixed it in two days with no hustle. They are great!

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The gessner are unique place at London

Review Date May 2022

This is the best place to Live in North London. We have a lot of initiatives to offer a good life experience on the gessner. All the landlords have pacience and attention with us. Last but not least: all the apartments are amazing!!!

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All the apartments is very new and have a quind of luxury in specific aspects. The architecture is beautiful! I think about the bills was ok for the region and builiding is perfect to live, close to metro and bus stations, markets and shopping center with all the options. I very excited to see what is the transformation in all the Tottenham Hale neigborhood who come in the next few years.

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About the neighbourhood, is important to say they need a lot of improvements to became one of the bests countys in london.

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All the times the team have pacience, attention and take care to give for us the best attending, James and Imram are the best!

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Good facilities in the flat

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Review Date Apr 2022

Love the area. Loads of good shops and pubs around. Close to trains/busses. Great community feel.
Sadly lots of drug users and people who think it’s ok to rob parcels from the building and surrounding buildings.
Quite noisy on west green road. especially at night with bikes/cars. Doesn’t put us off living here.

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Good facilities in the flat. There is security issues with the front doors. They do not lock and post gets stolen regularly. The management say they will fix but they are broken all the time.
The management have turned off the water on the roof terrace so we can’t water the plants up there. The building isn’t clean enough and management allow people to dump their belongings when leaving.
The building is well insulated meaning you don’t need the heat on at all.
They don’t clean everywhere much and the carpark is full of cat mess.

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Maybe the security of the building. It wasn’t that bad before but it’s definitely got worse and we don’t see it changing any time soon

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They respond to some quicker than the others – lots of residents have issues with the doors not locking downstairs which is a continuing issue

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Well designed for a small flat

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Review Date Mar 2022

West Green is slowly getting gentrified. Some pubs and coffee shops started to open on the past few years. It does feel more lively than when I first moved in to the area, 5 years ago. There is a sense of community and neighbours tend to take care of each other, taking part on the neighbourhood watch or organizing petitions to improve structural points, i.e. to have better lightning at the local park.

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Pocket apartments are very well designed. It’s ideal a space for one single individual, as they are normally 1 bedroom flats. It feels bigger than other flats I visited because of the large windows. The rooftop was a saviour during lockdown. And with increasing living costs, being well insulated helps to keep costs down

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The rising costs of service charge. Having a 3rd party company to admin the maintenance of the building is a hit & miss. I.e. The team that cleans weekly is great. The ones that perform exterior maintenance and cleaning have a lot to improve.

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Large windows and very well insulated. I barely use heating.

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