East Dulwich and Crouch End have been named as two of the best neighbourhoods to live in the UK

Crouch End and East Dulwich have been included in a list of the best places to live in the UK.
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Two London neighbourhoods have been ranked as some of the best places to live in the UK.

Lifestyle website Muddy Stilettos looked into factors that indicated the liveability of an area including commuting, amenities, culture and schools, and compiled a list of the 260 best places to live across the country.

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The first of the two London entries is Crouch End. The lifestyle site praised the Haringey neighbourhood as having an “elegant, laid-back vibe” more akin to a market town than a city, which makes it appealing to families.

The area boasts an abundance of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and bars. It has great schools, a couple of cinemas and lots of open, green spaces.

Home to a number of celebrities including Adrian Dunbar, Alan Carr and David Tennant, Crouch End has a plentiful supply of spacious Victorian and Edwardian red brick houses.

For those looking to buy a property in the area, the average flat price is £517,015, while a terraced house costs a cool £1,181,315 and £1,263,457 for a semi-detached.

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While Crouch End doesn’t have a Tube station, it is reasonably close to the likes of Highgate, Archway and Turnpike Lane. Buses to King’s Cross, Finsbury Park and Brent Cross are the best options for connections into central London.

Crouch End has been named as one of best neighbourhoods in the UKCrouch End has been named as one of best neighbourhoods in the UK
Crouch End has been named as one of best neighbourhoods in the UK

Second on the list is East Dulwich. Muddy Stilettos describes the area as “southeast London’s most desirable postcode”, with top schools, farmers markets, art galleries and family-sized homes galore.

Some of the highlights of the area include the tree-lined Goose Green park, an enviable high street in Lordship Lane and an added splash of street art.

Nearby attractions include Brockwell Lido and the Horniman Museum.

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The average price of a property is £786,042, with flats changing hands for around £478,550, terraced properties selling close to £1,013,516 and semi-detached houses fetching £1,363,200.

Like Crouch End, East Dulwich does not have a Tube station but it does have a railway station from which you can reach London Bridge in 15 mins. Nearby Peckham Rye station connects to Victoria, Dalston and Clapham Junction.

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