Walthamstow

Dubbed ‘Awesomestow’ by locals and ‘the Eden of the East’ by marketers, Walthamstow is a firm East London favourite. Creatives have been moving here ever since prices in the likes of Hoxton and Hackney began to rise. Now there are more warehouse studios and pop-up exhibitions than ever before, injecting a new cutting-edge feel into what was once prime family territory. Read on to see reviews from residents living in some of the best places to buy and rent in Walthamstow.

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Best places to live in Walthamstow

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Walthamstow on the map

It’s only 15 minutes away from Central London, but thanks to sprawling Epping Forest (which sits just to the east), Lloyds Park and the Walthamstow Wetlands nature reserve. This place can feel a world away from the city. It’s a Zone 3 suburb with Chingford to the north, Leyton to the south and Tottenham to the west. An easy commute into town is just one of its selling points.

Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central offer Underground and Overground trains to the likes of Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras and the West End. And, because they’re right at the end of the Victoria line, you’re pretty much guaranteed a seat in the mornings.

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The best places to buy and rent in Walthamstow

Developers are responding to Walthamstow’s changing demographic. It hasn’t seen quite the same level of regeneration as the likes of Croydon or Nine Elms. However, there are now modern apartments aplenty – freckled among the area’s traditional terraced Georgian houses.

Fizzy Walthamstow is close to Blackhorse Road station and the leafy Walthamstow Reservoirs, so it’s a fine choice if you want to combine convenience with scenery. There are one to three-bedroom apartment layouts available here, and pets are welcome in all of them. It is currently rated one of the best places to rent in Walthamstow.

High standards and specifications. Really good quality furniture. Great service from Bobs, and a community feel with Fizzy events and coworking space.” – Anon, verified resident at Fizzy Walthamstow

Not knowing the area, we were both sold as soon as we saw the property. Clean, modern living with a great commute into central London. The staff were brilliant, answering all our questions and helping us through the reference process. Fizzy living genuinely feels like the way moving forward. It’s great to have that one person to talk to as and when you need something.” – Martyn, verified resident at Fizzy Walthamstow

Taylor Wimpey’s Eclipse is another popular Walthamstow new-build – this one’s also just a couple of minutes’ walk from Blackhorse Road, and brags stylish, modern apartments in immaculately landscaped grounds.

Eclipse comprises of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all offering spacious, open-plan living. Décor is fresh and modern – think crisp white walls and spotlighting, plus there’s the option to personalise the likes of kitchen furniture, flooring and lighting while phases are ongoing. Each home comes with a balcony and ample storage space.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Eclipse

Walthamstow Gateway, meanwhile, is one of the area’s only high-rise buildings, standing tall at 11 storeys.

View of Walthamstow park

Things to do

With its period architecture, age-old church and quaint boutiques, Walthamstow Village has charm by the bucketload. It’s one of the most popular – and pricey – pockets in the area. Orford Road, in particular, has some lovely independent stores and restaurants that have stood for years.

Walthamstow Market is said to be the longest in Europe, and its traders line up along Walthamstow High Street for nearly a kilometre. For market wares with a roof, head to Wood Road, where there’s a duo of indoor varieties. And we can’t mention Walthamstow without nodding to one of its most well-known establishments – God’s Own Junkyard, a celebration of all things neon.

From cutesy cafés to sleek bistros, Walthamstow’s got it all when it comes to eating out. And the after-dark scene is made up of fun cocktail bars and pubs serving up craft beers, good gin and live music.

Find out more about living in Walthamstow by reading reviews on HomeViews. Click on the properties below to see what residents are saying. If there’s a Walthamstow property that you can’t see on the site, you can add a new listing and your review here

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Couldn’t recommend enough !

Review Date Sep 2022

Being so close to Blackhorse Road station makes it super quick to get into central London/ work, without the overly busy aspect of living in the city. The property is also very close to the reservoirs which is a lovely area to run/ walk around. Close by you have some fantastic brewery’s, such as Truman’s social, which is fun for all ages. There is also a co-op on the main road so you do not need to walk far for grocery shopping! I do wish there was a little more going on restaurant/ pub wise, however the easy access to the city mean that you are not limited to what is close by. (However you can still have some great nights out within walking distance!) The property is dog friendly so there are always lots of cute fury friends around!!

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The property itself I can’t fault. The open plan flats are light and sociable. We are three girls living together and we have plenty of space for us all. The furniture is modern, the beds and mattresses are extremely comfortable and luxurious.
The community areas, such as the courtyard and shared working space, are always kept clean and inviting.
When we first moved in, the old management were in charge. They did respond swiftly to any queries we had, but lacked that community feel that we were told about during our flat viewing. Since the new management have taken over (or returned), we have had a huge influx of correspondence, we are kept up to date with everything regarding the property. They are super quick to respond to emails, incredibly efficient and are two very genuine people! They threw a summer party which was a lovely way to meet them/ other tenants, and gave us that community feel back!

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Due to the flats being new build, they are incredibly well insulated and very light. We have hardly had to have the lights on and have not used our heating once since moving in. This is useful as it will keep our energy bills reduced (particularly useful for the energy crisis we are currently in).

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We haven’t raised many issues at, but anything that has crept up has been dealt with immediately.

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Hi Emily,

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your kind words and are so pleased that you are happy living at Fizzy Walthamstow. 🙂

Hope to see you at the next event!

Good choice

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Review Date Sep 2022

Great location. Close to the tube, great cafes and more and more bars in the area

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It’s been a great alternative to a private landlord let flat and much less hassle. The flat is comfortable and good sized with a prompt repairs team for any issues. Feels safe, with help from the on-site team there and pretty quiet save the odd party nearby.

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Good community of people who help out and share tips

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They’ve been prompt for urgent issues and no issues with repairs

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Hi,

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it. Glad to see you are enjoying the Fizzy life! 🙂

I couldn’t wish for a better Flat

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Review Date Aug 2022

Very convenient location, less than 5 minutes from underground/overground Blackhorse Station and 10 min walk from St James Street overground station (to Liverpool Street). Nice and quiet neighbourhood, next to Hermanos Coffee, Yonder, Co-Op, Tesco, local breweries , 10-20 mins walking from nice parks and wetlands.

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I am living in Fizzy Walthamstow more than 3 years now and i couldn’t wish for a better Flat! Amazing design and very ergonomic and you can take advantage only any available space! Building Management is very helpful and especially our Bob, Jason, is a piece of gold! He’s very kind, supportive and always so keen to help anyone. I think people like Jason are making the difference among the properties. Building itself is very secured and one of the most important elements. Pet friendly, nice communal areas.

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Provides alternatives to commute when there is a strike! Underground/Overground/Bus!

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Yes, and especially Jason, our Community Manager, is absolutely on top of everything!

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Hi Vlasia,

Thank you so much for your review, really glad to hear that you’re enjoying living with Fizzy and hope you continue to do so!

Really appreciate your kind words about myself, it means a lot.

Hope to see you soon. 🙂

Thanks

Nice Place to Call Home

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Review Date Aug 2022

Right next to the Victoria Line so can easily get into central with the added bonus of the night tubes on weekends. Not a supper busy part of London but there’s enough amenities. Nice breweries within a short walking distance so you can go for a local night-out. Good takeaway delivery selection. On the downside the flat is close to student accommodation so can be a bit loud on occasion but there’s never been much hassle – and noise levels are still much lower than the majority of London.

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Nice modern design, the flats are pet friendly which is amazing. Wooden floors and a modern kitchen and bathroom – so its easy to keep clean. Nice sized balconies to enjoy the sun but they’re also covered so you can still have your morning coffee even when its raining. The building has a shared workspace which is a big plus although I don’t use it as much as I should. Management has improved a lot lately and has made living in Fizzy much more straight forward and enjoyable. The Fizzy parties are also a great bonus, where you can get to know your neighbours and have drinks and snacks. Would love more events like this please!

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In the past very disappointing, my move into the flat was not smooth and consisted of many emails back and forth for months. However, I have seen much improvements made in the past months, when a new flatmate joined which was done easily and stress-free for the new tenant and us.

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Hi Caitlin,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it!

Sorry to hear that your move in was not a smooth process, but glad to hear you feel management has improved in recent months.

Also thanks for the feedback on events, we will definitely be doing a lot more of these, and I hope to see you there. 🙂

Thank you

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