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Area Guide

Enfield

A guide to the local economy, industry and commercial property

Originally a small market down in Middlesex located on the edge of a forest, Enfield is now a growing commuter district with speedy transport links to central London. Historically it was connected to York via the grate Roman Road, Roman articfacts have been discovered in both Edmonton and Busy Hill Park both of which, along with Enfield itself have been mentioned in the Domesday Book.

As London’s most northerly borough, enfield has a significant industrial pars and was known specifically for its arms manufacturing factories. It was also know for being the home of manufacture for the colour TV and the early cash machines.

With a youthful population consisting of many students thanks to its universities, Enfield is highly diverse. With both areas of prosperity and poverty Enfield has a variety of housing types but period property is extremely popular in the area. Both good schools and beautiful countryside are easily accessible and its modern shopping centre means the area is extremely popular with families and those who work in the city. With Georgian properties and those that date back even further in the Clay Hill conservation area period property is widely available. Edwardian homes and those dating from the twenties and thirties are also abundant in the area.

For those looking to buy or rent commercial property in Enfield, shop units and industrial warehouses can easily be found. Those seeking office space to rent in Enfield may face a little more of a challenge and working with a professional body to source offices is recommended.

The population of Enfield is younger than average, better educated than average and made up of proportinately more students than average. Much of this is likely to be down to the presence of three University of Middlesex campuses in the Borough. Although there are areas of relative wealth in the Borough, Enfield is also home to some of 10% most deprived in England, mainly in the south and east of the borough.

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