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Living in West Ham

One of London’s Up-And-Coming Neighbourhoods

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Located in the Newham Borough of London, West Ham is a post-industrial area that has benefitted from the effects of renewaland restoration following the 2012 Olympic Games. It is home to the famous West Ham United Football Club and its proximity to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, as well as great transport links have made it a very sought-after area in recent years.

West Ham is known for its ethnic diversity, great schools, numerous amenities and short commute times. It offers more spacious homes and value for money than other London neighbourhoods. West Ham is also one of the few London areas where you may even get a small yard or communal green space with your property.

Estate agents say West Ham is bound to continue to see a rise in property prices and popularity over the next few years, given the recent influx of amenities, improvements and new developments, as well as that of new residents looking to buy or let a property in this coveted area. Investing in a property in West Ham is bound to pay off for landlords in the long run and securing a rental now rather than later is sure to save renters more than a few pounds.

About the Area – West Ham Guide

West Ham was once part of an ancient parish located in the county of Essex. It was included in the Greater London area in 1965after the London Government Act of 1963 was passed. It is located north of the River Thames and east of the River Lea. Its neighbours are Stratford and Canning Town, Poplar and Bromley-by-Bow.

Part of the Newham Borough in East London, West Ham has great links to the London Underground, the London Overground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and also the National Rail. London City Airport is also easily accessible to residents. The area is very attractive for first-time buyers, young families and investors.

West Ham is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. Its residents work together to develop and strengthen the community and continuously invest in promising new small businesses that attract new and better crowds of clients. The area is also included in the New Deal for Communities regeneration programme and new developments are either under construction or in the planning stage.

This medley of cultures also means that there is no shortage of dining options and diverse culinary experiences in West Ham. The many local bars, restaurants and bistros offer residents and visitors one-of-a-kind experiences.

For outdoor activities, residents can visit the West Ham Park or the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to a wide array of entertainment and sport-related options for all ages and inclinations.

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Transportation

DLR STATIONS

  • Abbey Road (Zone 3)
  • Pudding Mill Lane (Zone 2, Zone 3)
  • Stratford (Zone 3)
  • Stratford High Street (Zone 3)
  • Stratford International (Zone 3)
  • West Ham (Zone 3)

TUBES

STRATFORD (Zone 3)

  • Central Line
  • Docklands (DLR)
  • Jubilee Line
  • London Overground

WEST HAM (Zone 3)

  • District Line
  • Docklands (DLR)
  • Hammersmith & City Line
  • Jubilee Line

West Ham – Know the Area

Just ask any estate agent – West Ham is known as one of the most up-and-coming neighbourhoods in East London for first-time buyers. That is especially true for younger families looking for a quiet residential neighbourhood with access to parks, shopping, good schools and excellent transport connections to the rest of the city.

ATTRACTIONS  –  ARCHITECTURE  –  PARKS  –  SHOPPING

West Ham Park – green areas with entertainment options like a paddling pool, playgrounds, sports facilities and wildflower meadows

Discover Children’s Story Centre – a venue conceived as an interactive story trail, with an outdoor story garden including a spacecraft

London Stadium – hosted the 2012 Olympics and now home to Premier League club West Ham United

Queen Elizabeth Park – London Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey, as well as parklands waterways, playgrounds and cafes

ArcelorMittal Orbit – world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide and viewing platforms offering breath-taking views of London

Theatre Royal Stratford East – a dynamic theatre known for developing new plays and musicals

Tumbling Bay Adventure Playground and Timber Lodge – state-of-the-art playground featuring a hidden piano, nest-like dens, wobbly walkways and sand and water diggers and pulleys

Stratford’s Cultural Quarter – home to many cultural venues from theatre and circus performances to exclusive film screenings

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Architecture

Residential properties in the West Ham area are mostly made up of Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses and large sixties council estates. Some offer additional green spaces, either private or communal. Estate agents in West Ham praise the area’s generous living spaces and good conditions, as well as its community feel.

Parks

West Ham residents can enjoy sunshine, tennis courts and family fun in the nearby West Ham Park. Stanford Park is also close by, offering its visitors a vast array of playgrounds, lush green areas and sports and exercise facilities for the old and young alike. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is also just a skip away for fun and sport enthusiasts.

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Population

Rapidly emerging as a popular area for young residents and young families, West Ham has an ethnically diverse population of a little over 15,500 residents according to the 2011 Census. Many people are attracted to the area’s unique feel and generous living spaces, not to mention the amazing connections West Ham offers in terms of transport. Population is projected to increase over the next decade, adding more occupants and more diversity to an ever-evolving community of West Ham residents.

Shopping 

West Ham is neighboured by the Stanford district, which means that you are always just a stroll away from the largest shopping mall in Europe – Westfield Stratford City. This world-famous shopping centre offers any kind of retail and culinary experience you can imagine and it does not disappoint. West Ham also prides itself in having many family-run local businesses attending to the needs of the area’s residents and attracting fans of home-made and unique products.

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West Ham Property Prices

West Ham is popular with first-time buyers and renters alike. It offers great opportunities for [buying], [letting] and also notable opportunities for [selling] at a good price. The list below will give you an idea of what you can expect as far as average prices in the West Ham area are concerned.

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New Developments in the West Ham Area

West Ham is slowly but steadily emerging from the shadow of its industrial past and stepping into a rejuvenated future. With many Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses and large 60scouncil estates, the district is also home to some new and impressive developments like:

The Stratosphere Project with 307 apartments located in two buildings – the Stratosphere Tower with 36 storeys and the 10-storey Azure Building. Most apartments benefit from stunning views of Canary Wharf, The River Thames, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The City.
The Twelvetrees Park Project – a new mixed-use development in West Ham built on 12 acres of green space, landscaped gardens. Offering 3,800 homes – studios, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with amenities like gym, screening room and a modern business lounge and 24-hour concierge. The site will also include 25,000 sq m of retail and commercial spaces, plus a community centre and a secondary school.

Schools in West Ham

West Ham has excellent schools for children of all ages and educational facilities are actually one of the main selling points that attract young families to move into the area.

Here are some of the most acclaimed primary, secondary and special schools available in the West Ham area:

  • Chobham Academy
  • Colegrave Primary School
  • Curwen Primary School
  • Hallsville Primary School
  • Forest Gate Community School
  • John F Kennedy Special School
  • Kaizen Primary School
  • London Academy of Excellence
  • Portway Primary School
  • School 21
  • Selwyn Primary School
  • St Angela’s Ursuline School
  • St Bonaventure’s RC School
  • St Helen’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School
  • Tollgate Primary School
  • St. Stephen’s School and Children’s Centre
  • Essex Primary School
  • St Edward’s RC Primary School, Upton Park
  • Grangewood Independent School

Hospitals

The East Ham neighbourhood has many top-rated hospitals and healthcare facilities. You can find care centres with everything you may need from generic to specialized services. Here are some of the most recognized medical care centres in East Ham:

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Secret Tips About the Area from West Ham Estate Agents

West Ham may look like a diamond in the rough but it is bound to soon finish its leap from old industrial district to an up-and-coming and thriving community. The area around West Ham, Stratford in particular, has seen tremendous transformation in recent years and exceptional rises in property prices and new developments. West Ham is now following in its neighbour’s footsteps.

If you want to know more about the Stratford area, see our guide [here].

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The West Ham Transformation

Over the last two decades, house prices near West Ham’s Stratford stadium have soared almost 850%. That means that [buying] a property in the area as an investment is not to be missed by buy-to-let stakeholders and also first-time buyers.

Most of the areas of London that have once failed to see the spotlight are making their way to the top with new residential and commercial developments and city planning schemes that rejuvenate their spaces. West Ham is no exception.

One example of a massive rejuvenation project is The Stephenson Street site thatcovers an area of approximately 26.24 acres (10.62 ha). It was once home to a sorting office and depot for Parcelforce. Now, it’s one of the most talked-about projects in London. A 3,800-home project with a 4.5-acre park, a school for 1,000 pupils and a 25,000 sqm commercial area.

Under the London Plan, this site was designated within the Lower Lea Valley Opportunity Area and falls within the wider ‘City in the East’ plan which promotes the development of the east of London as an integrated part of the capital. The site has been recognised as a key site for the regeneration of West Ham by the London Borough of Newham.

Developments like Twelvetrees Park are paramount in the regeneration of the West Ham area and excellent sources for new homes and new jobs for the community. 40% of the homes to be built will be affordable, including those available for shared ownership.

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Why West Ham Should Be on Your List

Our West Ham estate agents are very familiar with the real estate market trends in the area. They see first-hand that this London district is on its way to becoming a bustling neighbourhood, with new developments and renovated estate or fixer-uppers to satisfy the most diverse of needs.

To beat the crowd to the punch and get the most out of your investment, Remaxoffers unparalleled estate agency services specialized in the West Ham area. Our agents close tens of thousands of sale transactions each year and they are ready to be your partner if you decide to [sell] your property or[buy] or [rent]a property in West Ham fast and hassle-free.

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Property sales

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Property Purchases

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Property Rentals

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