EN1 (Enfield) area guide

EN1
Enfield
To the north, EN1 is bordered by the M25. To the east it is bordered by the first set of train tracks on the eastern side of Great Cambridge Road. To the south it is approximately demarcated by Church Street, whilst to the west it is bordered by Village Road, which going north becomes Park Avenue, London Road, and then continues along Baker Street, Forty Hill and Bulls Cross.

The EN1 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Bush Hill Park, Bush Hill Park Station, Chase, Enfield, Enfield Town Station, Grange, Jubilee, Southbury, Town, Turkey Street, Turkey Street Station.
During the reign of Elizabeth I, Enfield was home to a royal palace, The Palace of Enfield. The palace stood where the Palace Shopping Centre now stands, with no sign of its former existence. Enfield as we know it today grew up following the opening of the railway in 1849.
The most active part of the EN1 property market is south of Enfield Town Centre, in between the Great Cambridge Road, Church Street and Village Road. The area has a variety of property ideally suited to families, particularly Victorian terraces, and twentieth century semi-detached properties. For a twentieth century 3 bedroom semi-detached home in Countisbury Avenue, asking prices are around £300,000. An attractive, three bed period terraced home in Bagshot Road is likely to demand slightly more, at £350,000. Greenwood Avenue has some more modern terraces (built around the millennium) for slightly less than £300,000, again for 3 bedrooms. A detached, four bedroom home, built round a similar time, on Church Street, is likely to cost around half a million pounds.

First time buyers may choose to head towards Holbrook Close, where the high-rise block of Bliss House has some one bedroom flats with asking prices of slightly more than £100,000. A more attractive low rise modern development in Waddington Close, off Burleigh Road, has one bedroom flats with asking prices of around £135,000. Maltby Drive and Linwood Crescent also have some similarly priced one bedroom homes, whilst a similarly sized flat also with one bedroom, in Royal Court, on Queen Anne Gardens, will demand a higher price of £165,000.

For the commuter, Cobham Close has some two bedroom flats for an asking price of around £210,000, within half a mile of Enfield Town and its mainline station. However, a similar amount will also buy a two bedroom house on Turkey Street.
EN1 is located in the north of Greater London, far enough into the outskirts to have a suburban feel, while maintaining a relatively easy commute into London city. The local train stations are: Enfield Town station, Bush Hill Park station and Turkey Street station. The former two stations are located within Travelcard zone 5, while the latter is in zone 6. Enfield Town station operates two tph (trains per hour) to London Liverpool Street and terminates in the other direction. Bush Hill Park station operates two tph to Enfield Town station and two tph to London Liverpool Street. Turkey Street station operates two tph to London Liverpool Street and two tph to Cheshunt.

Pubs and bars in the area include: The Hoop Poles on Baker Street, Jolly Butchers on Baker Street, Old Orleans on Southbury Road, The Southbury Hotel also on Southbury Road, and The Wheatsheaf on Baker Street.

Similarly to the pubs and bars in the area, most of the commerce is done on either Baker Street or Southbury Road. There you can find shops of all kinds including supermarkets.