Your Move Forest Gate Local Area Guide

How is the Forest Gate property market performing?

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Average property price in Forest Gate

£445,704
-4.0%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Forest Gate covers.
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Average rental price in Forest Gate

£1,619
pcm
+8.7%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Forest Gate in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Forest Gate?

Forest Gate is a residential area in the London Borough of Newham. It is bordered by Manor Park to the east and to the west lies Stratford town centre. Forest Gate is 1.5 miles east of Westfield Stratford City and the 2012 Olympic Park.

 

Location

Forest Gate has become the area of choice for many purchasers with its variety of types of property and the transport links offered. Forest Gate is a multi-cultural diverse area. Since the announcement of the Cross Rail coming to Forest Gate we have seen a rise in buyers moving to the area from other London boroughs such as Islington, Haringey, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Wanstead Flats is also a main attraction which is one of the largest open green spaces left in London and is often home to sport and public events.

 

Travel

Forest Gate Station offers trains to Liverpool Street within 12 minutes or trains in the opposite direction in to Shenfield, Essex. Wanstead Park Station is also nearby which is an overground line running from Barking to Gospel Oak.

 

History

Notable people associated with Forest Gate are Sam Alper - caravan designer and founder of Little Chef; Tony Banks, Baron Stratford - Labour MP (Newham North West 1983 to 1997, West Ham 1997 to 2005); David Amess - Conservative MP (Basildon 1983 to 1997, Southend West 1997 onwards); Dawn Butler - Labour MP (Brent South 2005 to 2010) and Mark Stephens - lawyer, mediator, broadcaster, writer.

 

Property

If you aim to purchase a double or triple-fronted detached property then the 'Woodgrange Estate' also known as the conservation area, is where you need to look. Purchasers can expect to pay above £600,000 for a four or more bedroom house. The 'Village', another sought after location offers mainly mid terraced Victorian properties and a three bedroom property starts from around £440,000. Properties located south of Romford Road have remained in high demand with roads off Upton Lane, Green Street and Katherine Road being more affordable and attractive to investors. An average two bedroom house will expect to sell for prices ranging from £3255,000 - £375,000.

The most desirable roads are Hampton Road, Claremont Road, Windsor Road (Woodgrange Estate) and Capel Road, Avenue Road, Sebert road and Cranmer Road (The Village).

One bedroom flats start from £875 per month in Forest gate. Two bedroom flats start from £1150 per month and houses start from £1200 per month. Three bedroom houses start from around £1500 per month.

 

Shop and restaurants

Forest Gate benefits from a diverse selection of shops and restaurants on Woodgrange Road including Tesco, Iceland, Greggs, Santander. Romford Road offers Barclays bank and Atherton leisure centre, Upton Lane consists mainly of cafes, take away restaurants and local business.