Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Chadwell Heath in the last 12 months from today's date.
Why Move to Chadwell Heath?
A tale of two boroughs
Chadwell Heath straddles two London boroughs, each with its own features and attractions. These are the London Borough of Redbridge and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Chadwell Heath is a hamlet situated between the towns of Romford (a historic market town) and Ilford. Until around 1900, the area was largely countryside. Today, Chadwell Heath is such a popular suburban area that we have a waiting list for its most popular streets.
With over 35 parks and playgrounds, Redbridge is known for its open spaces, which account for around 45% of the borough’s land use. This includes the nearby Hainault Forest Country Park, which is set over 300 acres of countryside. Another notable mention is Valentines Park, a 130-acre park which was placed in the top 10 best parks in Britain in 2019. Barking and Dagenham also has a number of parks and open spaces, including the 180-acre, award-winning, Beam Parklands country park.
The High Road in Chadwell Heath has a range of restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, hairdressers, dry cleaners, and a post office. For a wider choice of shops, there is the nearby Romford town centre or Ilford town centre. Alternatively, Westfield Stratford City (one of the largest shopping centres in Europe) is about 16 minutes away by train. Westfield Stratford City has approximately 250 shops, 70 restaurants/food outlets, a 17-screen cinema, a bowling alley, and a casino.
The Golf Kingdom in Chadwell Heath not only has an 18-hole Masters golf course but also has Moby Golf – the UK’s largest adventure golf course (suitable for ages 3 to adult). In nearby Barking, Capital Karts runs the UK’s longest indoor go karting track (suitable for ages 7 to adult).
As you would expect from a popular suburban location, there are numerous gyms, sports facilities, and cinemas to be found locally.
The nearest hospitals are King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queens Hospital in Romford.
Chadwell Heath has excellent transport links to London. By road, the A12 and A13 connect London to Essex. The area also has excellent bus services.
The train links in the area are already good, with Chadwell Heath (National Rail) station on the (London) Liverpool Street Line. Chadwell Heath station (as well as Goodmayes station, Seven Kings station, and Romford station) is part of the Crossrail project. It is estimated that by 2022, the Elizabeth line will connect Reading and Heathrow in the west, to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east.
In addition, the nearest underground (tube) stations are Becontree, Dagenham Heathway, and Dagenham East (all District Line). Alternatively, it is a short drive or bus ride to Newbury Park underground station (Central Line).
Ever since we opened our Chadwell branch in 2005, we have noticed that the area is popular with young professionals who have discovered that they can buy a property for much less than many other London boroughs, but still commute to the city for work. We also find that families often to move to Chadwell Heath and the surrounding areas to be a little further away from the greater congestion of inner London.
Chadwell Heath has a range of property types, from Victorian houses, to 1930s style, and new builds. Seven Kings and Goodmayes are renowned for their Victorian houses, their Victorian conversions, and their grand bungalows (on the Seven Kings Bungalow Estate). In Dagenham, most of the houses are former local authority properties (built after the end of the Second World War) and there are also a number of modern developments as well. Developers are continuing to build new homes in the area, due to the consistently strong demand from buyers.
In Chadwell Heath, the average 3-bedroom house will cost around £425,000. As you move into northern part of Dagenham (RM8 postcode), the average price falls to around £375,000. Alternatively, the average sale price increases to around £475,000 for a 3-bedroom house as you move into Goodmayes and Seven Kings.
In terms of the average rental values, 3-bedroom houses in Chadwell Heath rent for about £1,450pcm. The average is slightly lower in Dagenham at £1400pcm and higher in Seven Kings and Goodmayes at £1,600pcm.