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What is it like living in Tottenham for families with young children?

My impression of Tottenham is not great. But it looks like this is the only place we can afford. Would love some advice. Thanks

Asked on Feb 3 2014, General in London | Report content

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  • I live in Tottenham. It is very up and coming. In the past year or so things have changed dramatically (prices also did unfortunately). We have a couple of neighbours who look like Dr. & Mrs. Solicitor type. Bear in mind the regeneration the area is undergoing. There is a New Stadium and Entertaitment park coming down in N17 plus the shops currently beside the station will become shops such as Pizza Express, Costa Coffee and HSBC. From the councils website the images make it look like this will have this trendy West End (glass shops etc.) look. It should just be going up from here and on!!

    Answered on Feb 4 2014, Report content
  • Having born and bred in London and now moved out, I remember going to Tottenham on the way to my dads work. I laugh when I read about the 'up and coming' areas in London. They've all run out space so nbow the worst areas possible are being made up and comng. Yes you can shove your costa coffees there but you can't rip out the heart of an area. It will never be an area that you would expect to be good for kids, unless as you all intend to push out the eisting families that have been living there

    Answered on Feb 15 2014, Report content
  • Depends what you mean by Tottenham. N15 / Seven Sisters and the southern edge of N17 by Downhills Park / West Green is definitely on the up. Bruce Grove conservation area likewise. Edmonton end is still pretty rough and ready but there is a lot of regeneration happening round the Spurs stadium; still a bit too bleak for me but my husband's aunt has lived there quite happily for years. We've just taken the decision to stay in N17 in a lovely house with a park on our doorstep rather than moving to somewhere 'nicer'. Our neighbours are great, the transport links are great and you can buy the ingredients for pretty much every cuisine on earth on West Green road. If you are thinking of moving here and have kids then my advice would be to check out what school catchments you might be buying in - some still aren't great, others are improving.

    Answered on Mar 1 2014, Report content

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