Chigwell is without doubt part of Essex’s ‘golden triangle.’ It’s not news that Lord Sugar owns a building here and it’s also home to footballers, and TOWIE stars. And you have probably spotted its restaurants on the Instagram stories of stars of the calibre of Little Mix.
Fans of Tottenham and West Ham will tell you that Chigwell is best known for being the place ‘where the footballers live.’ Jermain Defoe and Paolo Di Canio were two more recent footballers to have lived in the area while England’s World Cup-winning captain and West Ham legend, Bobby Moore also called Chigwell home at one point.
Part of the reason Chigwell is so popular is partly that of its affluent status, but also because Tottenham used to have their training ground nearby. Further down the footballing pyramid are Leyton Orient. Now in playing in the National League, but also have their training ground a stone’s throw from the centre of Chigwell.
But the real reason, that a large number of celebrities call this place home is that a short walk along any of Chigwell’s roads and you'll find houses anyone could be envious of. Chigwell is within the Epping Forest District and is part of the so-called Essex ‘golden triangle’ of wealthy locations along with Loughton.
Thanks to its close proximity to central London - it takes just 30 minutes to get to Liverpool Street on the Central Line yet its rural setting appeals to people looking for the best of both worlds.
Chigwell has plenty of attractive homes for sure but not all of them are mansions. Indeed there are quite a few new builds on sale at the moment and there is a development by the station called the Cube that will deliver more.
Despite its celebrity status Chigwell has plenty of normal people who call the townhome. Chigwell is a family-orientated area and has a real community. “It’s just a nice area and it is obviously quite an affluent area,” says Donna, of the Space boutique.