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 – Guest blog by Gigly – 

Walk down the red-brick-lined roads in Muswell Hill and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the secluded streets of Brooklyn Heights rather than north London.

With panoramic views over London; beautiful Edwardian terraces; and access to plentiful parks, it’s easy to see why Muswell Hill is compared to Brooklyn Heights. The neighbourhood on the other side of the Atlantic boasts breathtaking views of Manhattan; rustic real estate sitting behind tree-lined streets; and parks stretching the length of the waterfront. Both London and New York suburbs ooze serenity and comfortable family living.

While the aesthetic might catch and hold your attention initially, look a little closer and you’ll see locals walking their Westies, kids on scooters and tourists excitedly snapping selfies. What really makes Muswell Hill is the community which has developed there.

The Downsides

There aren’t really any, to be honest. You could argue that the twenty minute walk to East Finchley and Highgate Tube stations (both on the Northern Line) – isn’t ideal, but when you’re in such beautiful surroundings, a stroll to the tube never seems so bad.

There are other options though. A twenty minute walk will also take you to Alexandra Palace and Hornsey train stations. Muswell Hill is also blessed with good bus connections with direct routes into the heart of London and the West End around the clock. So you won’t have any trouble travelling back and forth from work, the shops or London’s best tourist and cultural destinations.

What’s the Cost?

Houses in Muswell Hill are predominantly Edwardian, although there are a few Victorian and early 20th century properties dotted around, many of which boast generous gardens. Because of the current high demand for family homes, properties that once were converted into flats are now being restored to their former glory as single-family dwellings, so there are large homes to be found which will set you up for life.

Those who move to Muswell Hill tend to be ambitious young couples who are looking to or have just started a family; professionals in banking, accountancy or media; and people simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of central London while still keeping links to the city.

In the past year, the average sold price in Muswell Hill rose by 16.95% according to Foxtons, so you aren’t the only one keen to move to the neighbourhood – demand is high. The average property price in Muswell Hill is £786,956, while the average rental price sits at £442 per week.

Schools

One of the driving forces behind that demand for family homes is the cluster of good public schools in the Muswell Hill catchment area. Sought after primary schools, along with excellent secondary schools means your kids will be spoilt for choice when it comes to their education.

Win a LEGO Family House Set

Do you live in Muswell Hill already? We’ve teamed up with GIGLY, the online mortgage platform, to offer busy parents a brilliant prize for your kids. A LEGO DUPLO Family House set will give your little ones the chance to build their very own Muswell Hill home. Like and comment this post to enter, and get a bonus entry by liking GIGLY’s Facebook page.

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Win a 🏡 LEGO Family House 🏡

LIKE our post and comment “what you like most about Muswell Hill”.

Ends 29/03/18

T&Cs –

  1. Competition runs from 26/02/18 to 29/03/18.
  2. The competition prize is a LEGO DUPLO Family Home – courtesy of GIGLY.co.uk
  3. To enter the competition, like the Let’s Move To Muswell Hill Facebook or Instagram Post.
  4. One additional bonus entry can be gained by liking the GIGLY Facebook page.
  5. The winner will be drawn after the competition end and contacted directly. Should GIGLY.co.uk be unable to contact a winner within 3 days or should a winner be unable to accept their prize, the Promoter reserves the right to award that prize to an alternative winner, drawn in accordance with these terms and conditions.
  6. Names of winners will be posted on the Muswell Hill Mum’s Facebook page.
  7. The prizes are subject to availability, non transferable and there are no cash alternatives.
  8. Winners will be drawn from all social media entries at random.
  9. This prize draw is open to residents of the UK excluding Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland residents, aged 18 years or over, except employees of GIGLY, Muswell Hill Mums and  their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the draw.
  10. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the claimant agrees to abide by these rules.
  11. This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by LEGO or DUPLO.
  12. The winners may be required to participate in reasonable publicity on behalf of Muswell Hill Mums & GIGLY.
  13. Events may occur that render the prize draw itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of GIGLY and accordingly GIGLY may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to GIGLY.co.uk as a result thereof.

 

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* The picture of Queens Mansions at the top of this page is adapted from an original photograph, copyright Des Blenkinsopp, at Geograph Britain and Ireland, made available under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic Licence. Any subsequent reuse is hereby freely permitted under the terms of that licence.

 

 

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