The Best Places to Live in Walthamstow

21st September 2023

Walthamstow - a commuter’s paradise. This Essex town is conveniently located in Zone 3, making it the perfect location for those heading into the city for work, and yet who still want to escape the Big Smoke after a long workday. The area has recently been the recipient of many rejuvenation projects with a great deal of new housing developments bringing more people to the area.

If you’re looking for an up-and-coming area in the London borough of Waltham Forest, look no further than Walthamstow. But what are the best places to live in Walthamstow?

Where to Live in Walthamstow

Colourful rolls of fabric on display at Walthamstow market.

Walthamstow is technically located in the county of Essex and is well known for its bustling market, the William Morris Gallery and the Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve (popular for bird-watching). The area boasts several tube stations, including Wood Street, Walthamstow Central, Walthamstow Queen’s Road, St James Street and Blackhorse Road, providing convenient London links via London Overground services and the Victoria line. If you’re thinking of making a move to Walthamstow, these are some of the most popular and highly rated areas to consider. 

Lloyd Park

In recent years, the Lloyd Park area of Walthamstow has seen a bit of a rebirth. Located in the northern part of Walthamstow near the William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park plays host to a wealth of Warner flats, characteristic properties built in the mid-1900s and known for their red brick facades. 

Lloyd Park has a distinctly welcoming and quirky vibe, and thanks to regeneration efforts a decade ago, the area caters to locals with an outdoor exercise area, cafes, play areas and even studios for artists and craftsmen. 

Blackhorse Lane

Walthamstow Wetlands at dusk

Another area that has benefited from recent regeneration efforts, Blackhorse Lane is located in the eastern portion of Walthamstow and borders the Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve. It’s also conveniently located near the Blackhorse Road tube station, allowing for quick jaunts into the heart of London. There are plenty of new flats and housing options in the Blackhorse Lane area and some fantastic coffee shops to enjoy. 

St James Street Station

Also located in the eastern area of Walthamstow, St James Street Station is a perfect area to live for anyone needing to get into London on a regular basis. The St James Street Station is on the London Overground line, offering convenient city links. The neighbourhood has recently had a facelift, with significant improvements made to shopfronts. It’s also a more affordable area than Lloyd Park.

Housing Prices in Walthamstow

According to Rightmove, the majority of home sales in the Walthamstow area over the last year were flats, which sold for an average place of £400,000+. Terraced properties were also popular, with an average price in the region of just south of £700,00, while semi-detached properties averaged north of £780,000.

For those looking to rent, you can expect to see a wide range of prices, depending on the area and type of property you’re looking for. Foxtons, a local letting agency in Walthamstow, breaks down rental prices as below:

  • 1 Bedroom: Average of £423 per week

  • 2 Bedroom: Average of £570 per week

  • 3 Bedroom: Average of £640 per week

  • 5 Bedroom: Average of £829 per week 

If a move to this area is on your horizon, be sure to make use of our self-storage facilities near Walthamstow, conveniently based in Clapton.