Switch on to Enfield and be at work fast
BUYERS are pushing into areas just beyond the North and South Circular roads, the boundary lines between inner and outer London where land is cheaper and homes can be built at prices low enough to attract those needing to be within a 30-minute commute of the City.
Enfield is one such spot. Despite the sprawl, the old village centre is still quite cute and the north London borough is served by three train and three Tube stations. It is also very well-connected to the motorway network. Live here and you can work anywhere north of London as well as in the city centre. The Electric Quarter, left and above, a scheme of three- and four-bedroom townhouses at Ponders End, takes its name from the former Edison and Swan Electric Light Company that used to occupy the site. From £474,995. Call Lovell Homes on 020 3811 4240.