If you have been looking to move out of London you have to take a look at Loughton. From the suburbs to the commuter belt, three prime property spots have outperformed average house prices, rocketing by more than 15 per cent over the past five years and one of them is Loughton.
Loughton in the Epping Forest district of Essex has experienced five-year price growth, with its great transport links and good schools it’s hardly a surprise. This growth of more than three times the average for similar suburban locations over the past few years has to be down primarily to connectivity, and affordability. Then families love Loughton because of its good choice of schools, both private and state, led by Hereward Primary School, Davenant Foundation School, and Debden Park High School, all rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Sitting on the outer end of the Central Line makes Loughton a London suburban hotspot. Having the Tube on your doorstep makes a huge amount of difference to people who want to move out of the city, but still, want to be able to be at their desks within 30 to 40 minutes. If you were looking for this journey time in West London the prices would be almost double. In Loughton, you can get bigger houses, with more bedrooms, and more outside space.
There is then, of course, the proximity to all the beauty and amenities of Epping Forest, which really comes into its own over the summer months with endless opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding if it’s not too hot.
Loughton high street has seen the recent arrival of our next door neighbour Ginger Pig, the up market butchers with branches in Hackney and Borough Market. Loughton is continuing to attract more independent businesses adding to its unique appeal.