Enfield Area Guide
Enfield is situated in north London and borders Barnet to the west, Haringey to the south and Waltham Forest to the east. It lies on the edge of London and benefits from easy access to the beautiful widespread countryside of Hertfordshire, with the areas of Broxbourne, Welwyn, Hatfield and Hertsmere to the north, and the expansive Epping Forest to the north-east.
It boasts a proud and distinguished history, being home to several country houses and ancient monuments and a notable contingent of famous residents both past and present. Enfield was originally recorded in the Domesday Book as Enefelde; a derivative of “Eana” or “where lambs are reared” and “feld”, a reference to an area cleared of trees.
The area is noted for its “greenness” (over two thirds of the borough is open spaces or protected green belt land), and with a wealth of urban and country parks, fields and farmland. However, while it sits on the lush and green perimeter of London, Enfield has excellent transport links with a quick and easy train journey into the city and West End.
There are also a range of activities to keep residents busy with seven bustling shopping areas, the many parks, three golf clubs, numerous cinemas, theatres and museums.
All this, along with affordable and good value of property, the safe and green environment and range of great schools, means Enfield is undoubtedly a thriving place to live and work and proves an excellent choice for first time buyers, families, young professionals and property investors alike.