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What's it like to live in Leytonstone?

Are the people friendly? Is it an area on the up?

Asked on Oct 11 2007, General in London | Report content

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  • Thanks to the Olympics and Westfields the area is definately on the up. There is a good mix of age groups and ethnic groups and everything is on your doorstep. Most of my neighbours have lived here for 20+ years. I have lived here for 17 and all the children play outside together, I think it's an under appreciated area but now peopla are beginning to discover it!

    Answered on Oct 11 2011, Report content
  • I moved to Leytonstone 2 months ago and I love it. I came here from the now very trendy Bethnal Green. I was reluctant to leave because I'd been there for 17 years and loved it, but now have a young family and our flat was too small, and the houses are now ridiculously expensive there with backyards not gardens - Still less than half an hour away on the tube to the West end,Leytonstone is great - there is a definite 'on the up' vibe here - very similar to Bethnal Green when I first moved there. There are lots of lovely victorian terraces here, some blemishes left by the Luftwaffe but not as many as in some areas. The people are very friendly, and a lot of our neighbours have lived in the area for a long time - that says a lot. The strong community spirit was what attracted us here, the excellent 'we give a damn' Redsidents associations, along with that slight urban edginess that makes East london so interesting, and the fact that your money goes a lot further. Plenty of green areas too. The local shops show room for improvement - no doubt victims of the bloomin' great Tesco at the Green man roundabout that some stupid urban planner allowed to be built. Having said that, I have heard there was alot of opposition and that the locals think that it was a big mistake, There is a lot of potential here - and the market - just needs a bit of initaitive and the right incentives! There seem to be plenty of young families moving here. The pre-school my daughter goes to is great - she loves it (she does yoga!) and it now has a waiting list. The local schools are good - and improving. To add to that it has the Red Lion, what I reckon could be a one of London's best boozers. I think this area is London's best kept secret - oops, not any more!!

    Answered on Mar 5 2012, Report content
  • I moved to Leytonstone one year and half ago and I don't regret it at all. I heard that another art gallery is due to open in Aylmer road...that's a great new...I love this place!

    Answered on Aug 17 2012, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 27 2013, Report content

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