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5 Things You Need To Know If You’re Moving To Romford

29 January 2020

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A Tenant’s Guide To Living In Romford

If you’re looking for a rental property, then Romford is the place to be! With proximity to London and exciting regeneration plans which promise a facelift to the town centre, tenants looking to live here will find this a really easy move to make! Romford is filled with a mix of families, local Essex residents and Londoners who have been priced out of living in a more central location. If you’re considering relocating here, these are five essential facts you need to know about Romford!

Local Transport Links

Romford has the full complement of transport options for commuters to take advantage of. Starting with international travellers, Romford is well placed between both London City and Stansted airports which can both be reached in under 40 minutes. Those travelling by road will benefit from Romford’s location near to the A12 which offers access into London, or out to Lowestoft in Suffolk.

Many Romford residents opt to travel by train, with Overground services going via Upminster where you can connect easily with the District line. Alternatively, tenants looking to move to Romford will undoubtedly have heard about the Elizabeth line which will deliver passengers into Canary Wharf in just 28 minutes, Bond Street in 34 minutes or Paddington in 38 minutes.

Local Schools

If you’re renting a family property in Romford, then you’ll want to make sure that you’re near to the best schools in the area. Ofsted uses a grading system where the top primaries and secondaries are deemed to be ‘Outstanding’. Primary schools categorised as such in the Romford area include Nelmes, Ardleigh Green, Broadford and the catholic schools of both St Ursula’s and St Peter’s. For the best secondaries, check out Redden Court, The Campion, The Royal Liberty and Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls.

Local Shops

Shoppers are spoiled for choice in Romford, with shopping centres like the Liberty or Mercury Malls offering a wide range of typical high street and also high-end retail options. Additionally, Romford is due to receive a £35 million injection of funding, some of which will be put towards transforming the centre of town.

Where To Find The Best Cup of Coffee

Romford has a friendly vibe and a fantastic café culture to go with it, so there are plenty of contenders when it comes to finding a quality brew. But you can’t go wrong by heading to Bunno on South Street, which is a café by day and an Italian restaurant by night. Opening at 7.30am on weekdays, you’ll love the freshly roasted artisanal coffee menu!

Rental Prices

Rental accommodation in Romford comprises of around one third family homes to two thirds apartments which are typically found in new-build blocks. You might expect to pay £1,000 a month for a 1 bed flat up to £1,500 for a 3 bed, but there is such a wide variation in housing stock and current prices, so it’s best to get in touch with our letting agents Romford team who will be happy to advise on current vacant properties in the local area. Get in touch with our friendly team of professionals today!

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