Do you live in Central London but dream of upsizing? Or are you looking to move to the capital but want more bang for your buck? We look at how priorities are changing in the London property market, and which areas have the most to offer. Our list of the top 10 places to live in Zone 4 London includes stunning new build options to rent and to buy. Find your new Zone 4 home today!
London is going through a major shake-up after the turbulent pandemic years. House prices have shifted in the wake of COVID and the dramatic changes brought on by the pandemic are causing Londoners to reassess their priorities when it comes to how, and where, they live. While things are returning to normal, there are still some changes that may remain.
Top 10 developments in Zone 4
Our list of the best Zone 4 locations is made up of the 10 new homes developments with the highest average star rating from our resident reviewers. Click on any of the listed developments below, and you’ll see its overall rating (out of 5 stars), a breakdown of how residents rate it, and the full list of reviews.
All of our top 10 developments average over 4.3 stars across dozens if not hundreds of individual reviews. It’s clear to see that Zone 4 is attracting a lot of attention, and producing plenty of happy customers. Take a look at what Zone 4 has to offer below. Simply click on the developments to find out more and read all the residents’ reviews.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
Outer London zones more popular
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so many aspects of life in the UK. After various lockdowns, working from home has become the new normal for millions of Londoners.
With so many companies and individual employees successfully adapting to remote working practices, in many cases there doesn’t seem to be much of a need to go back to the way things were. Many remote workers no longer need to live close to their place of work, even though plenty of people have also chosen to return to the office.
Ultimately, this means that Londoners with remote working jobs can now focus on other factors when finding a home. They can concentrate more on things like access to local amenities, green spaces, housing quality and, of course, prices. This is why Zones 4 and outwards are seeing such a boom in popularity. They have so much to offer when the obstacle of a lengthy commute into the centre of London no longer applies.
House prices in Zone 4
Zone 4 still represents excellent value for money, and equally solid prospects for finding affordable property prices. Research from Savills last year showed that a flat in Zone 2 will likely cost more than £610,000, whereas a similar home in Zone 4 averages at £364,000.
Of course, a London zone covers quite a few areas, which often come with varying price tags. Some of the best-value places to look at the moment include Ilford, with flats coming it at around £177,330. Thamesmead is also a great spot for terraced homes, which cost £337,273 on average. Both areas have seen improvements thanks to the opening Elizabeth line and regeneration funding. Barking is another up-and-coming suburb that’s attracting a lot of attention from first-time buyers, too.
The London average property price in December 2023, according to Zoopla, is £733,000. This makes Zone 4 a comparative bargain at around half that. Remember though, things change fast in the London property market. There’s never a bad time to freshen up your knowledge of where the best prospects are across the capital in terms of value for money.
Inspired to start your search for a property in Zone 4? Simply click on any of the developments above or check out our area guides for more details. We also have specific guides for London developments that are family-friendly, pet-friendly or suitable for young professionals.
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