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What's it like to live in Seven Sisters?

What are the local amenities like? What kind of people live around here?

Asked on Aug 14 2007, General in London | Report content

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  • I would suggest that you look at the local authorities’ website to see what the crime statistics etc for this area are, this will also give you a guide to house prices and movement of the market within the area. You can also look at the local tourist board website which gives you an up to date overview of the area.

    Answered on Mar 29 2010, Report content
  • Seven Sisters is a great location, so close to the city for all commuting but cheap accommodation. It offers both the tube and overland in case of snow / tube strikes etc. so transport is always active. And it's really close to Stoke Newington / Finsbury Park / Crouch End for great restaraunts and nightlife. People are friendly, and it's far enough away from Tottenham to be very different and offer its own community feel. Crime stats indicate same levels as anywhere in London, have never felt unsafe in years.

    Answered on Jan 29 2012, Report content
  • I have lived in Seven Sisters N15 / Harringay N15 my whole life and I can say that I have no intentions of ever leaving. The amenities are not far off the best in North London due to a sublime Victoria Line service and rail with access to Kings X in 10 and Liverpool Street/Bishopsgate in 8 mins by fast train. Even Stansted and Stratford in 12 minutes from the fashionable T. Hale or 7s station. We have a massive Sainsbury's, big Tesco, Iceland, Marks food, waitrose n Morrisons all around A kilometer of 7 sisters tube. We have many Victorian and Edwardian houses near seven sisters station and lovely 1990s flats n apartments near the very trendy Ferry lane and near the hale river by the old Polo Club but the 3 bed houses there start at £450,000. We also have listed nice mansions near Tg sports centre and enclosed, gated properties near chestnuts park and opposite ferry lane. Since 1992 the area has been on the up with a whole chain of 2/3 bed houses being bought for booming prices. 96 and 97 saw the most buyers ever hit the area with mainly middle classed and middle income people buying giving the area a whole new face. By 1998 to 2000 house prices became pathetic in the area but dropped in 2001 as did the area. In 2001 to 2004 the houses were all being converted to flats and many to rent bringing in all sorts of people to the area unfortunately and many of the middle class moved mostly to Our Haringey ladder or enfield, chingford and new southgate mostly. But luckily since 07 to now the area is changing back to how it was in the mid n late 90 s with properties here overtaking enfield, new southgate, chingford etc. And many of the 92-97 buyers coming back! I strongly recommend toddleways near a station like ferndale rd, gladesmore etc. Or Roslyn rd, avenue rd, cissbury rd, seaford rd or lyndford etc. Also harringay rd woodlands lane park or ladder toddleways going towards crouch end or hornsey but very expensive in the n8 part of area but all in I strongly recommend seven sisters.

    Answered on Sep 16 2012, Report content
  • Hi I had also lived and grown up in the area and I bought my own property on Falmer Road in 1996 when the area was so expensive and I sold it in 2003 when I wasn't too satisfied with things. But now like the mid/late 90s the prices are very high and the area is looking as good as before with fantastic international shopping and schools achieving like before. When I left in 2003 I went to a big property in Chingford (where I felt deserted) and I'm back now living 6 mins from the station with a 20 min daily commute to St. Johns Wood. Brilliant!

    Answered on Sep 18 2012, Report content
  • Amenities are great. Properties have been OWNED by mostly the middle classed of which have been English, American Canadian, British Caribbean and Australians since the re-gentrification in the mid 90 s. Before that it was mainly Jewish Developers and Caribbeans owning properties. Attracts a very international market especially West Green Road. The area could not be spruced up anymore since the mid 90s due to fears that this would lead to more up market shops therefore the existing ones will have too much competition and eventually suffer like what happened to Greek and Jewish businesses in Stamford Hill and Harringay Green Lanes. People are alright round here very family oriented. Schools are alright particularly St John Vianney, Chestnuts, St Mary's and North Harringay. Very trendy by Ferry Lane with the Flats built in the mid 90s and good Georgian/Victorian houses off West Green Road near St Anns church

    Answered on Sep 18 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
  • My partner and I bought in Seven Sisters a year ago and have seen a 15% rise in property prices since we bought. We have a house with a garden and are 5 mins from the tube, a 15 minute cycle from Stoke Newington and 10 mins walk from Green Lanes and Finsbury Park. The houses around Seaford Road, Roslyn Road, Bunswick Road, Elmar Road, Greenfield Road, Brunell Walk and Breamar Road are lovely with quiet tree lined streets.

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    Answered on Jan 12 2016, Report content
  • The main thing I notice is a sense of community. We've got to know neighbours and builders/trademen working in the area and when we walk down the road we say hello to people. I'm not saying the the area is perfect yet, but it's a good time to invest as it's still relatively cheap, takes 20 mins on the tube to Oxford Circus, and 20 mins on the overland to Liverpool Street, and it's improving all the time. The only thing missing for us is a good local pub...but we hear rumours there is one coming.

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    Answered on Jan 12 2016, Report content

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