Top Five Places to Live in Stratford

Top Five Places to Live in Stratford

London has always been a ‘city of perpetual works’ but postcodes E15 and E20 really stand out. In fact, they have almost totally transformed over the last decade. They’ve become a magnet for people across the world, so we’re going to show you the best places to live in Stratford. The 2012 London Olympics fundamentally transformed this area of east London, and the regeneration was a central part of the bid, the games and the legacy. Part of the newly developed portion even got a new postcode. E20 had hitherto only existed as a fictional postcode for Walford, the location of the hit British TV series Eastenders – life imitating art!

But where are the best places to live in Stratford? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital. We ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific homes. Here are the answers.

 

1. Glasshouse Gardens, E20

Lendlease
4.74 Rating (based on 8 reviews) 8 reviews
Area guide to East London

According to the latest results available, the best place to live in Stratford is Glasshouse Gardens in E20. It sits on Westfield Avenue, which is a five-minute walk from both the tube station and Westfield shopping centre. LendLease Europe built Glasshouse Gardens as a combination of one, two and three-bedroom flats. Residents enjoy a series of communal areas including a modern take on the classic English parterre garden.
One particular thing that residents of Glasshouse Gardens like about living here are the facilities which have been rated 5 out of 5. Homeowner Samson had the following to say about living here:

“The design is beautifully made. The neighbours are friendly and there is a Facebook group which we use to communicate. The team here are amazing. The layout of the flat works very well for what I need. You have everything in the park, and the swimming pool is great.” - Samson, Homeowner

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2. East Village, E20

Get Living
4.61 Rating (based on 22 reviews) 22 reviews
Area guide to East London
Image of East Village, E20

The second-highest scoring development in Stratford is East Village, E20 which is 300m from Stratford Station. Get Living developed all the homes on this scheme to be rented out and comprise one, two, three and four-bedroom homes. The former Athletes’ Village is now a buzzing community of over 3,000 people. According to the residents we spoke to, one of the factors about the scheme they rated most highly was the location, which scored an impressive 4.73 out of 5.

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3. Folio London at Stratford Halo, E15

Folio London
4.36 Rating (based on 17 reviews) 17 reviews
Area guide to East London
Image of Folio London at Stratford Halo, E15

In third place is Stratford Halo by Folio London, which again was built, so all the homes to be rented out rather than sold. It is popular for the quality of its management, which scored 4.3 out of 5. The development borders the Olympic Park and the former Athletes’ Village, with great views of the Stadium and the Orbit Tower. Stratford station is only a 10-minute walk away.

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4. Unex Tower, E15

Telford Homes
4.18 Rating (based on 14 reviews) 14 reviews
Area guide to East London
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The fourth-highest scoring development in Stratford is Unex Tower, only 180m from Stratford station. Telford Homes are responsible for creating this impressive 26-storey tower. Residents benefit from access to a residents' roof terrace, offering 360° vistas of London and a 24-hour concierge. The design of the development is popular amongst residents, who have given it a score of 4.2 out of 5.

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5. Stratosphere, E15

Telford Homes
4.12 Rating (based on 12 reviews) 12 reviews
Area guide to East London
Image of Stratosphere, E15

In fifth place for Stratford is Stratosphere which was also built by Telford Homes and particularly stood out in responses from residents as being excellent value for money.

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So there we have it, the lowdown on the top 5 residential developments in Stratford.

 

 

Prices and rents in Stratford

The average price of a two-bedroom flat in Stratford is £406,000 and the average rent for a 2-bed property is £1,800 per month. Since 2006, property prices in the area have increased by around 6.6 per cent per year as demand to live here has risen. This means growth has outstripped the whole of east London by 2.2 per cent.