Properties in Clapton
The properties you’ll find in Clapton are mainly well-appointed, spacious, and often luxurious Victorian terraced houses. Many of these two and three-storey buildings are situated on tree-lined streets and retain their period features. You will find excellent examples of red-bricked three- and four-bedroom buildings that have been completely renovated. In addition, many of the more extensive properties have been converted into flats, giving this East End London neighbourhood a thriving rental market.
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The areas in Lower Clapton and Upper Clapton are dominated by Victorian architecture. You’ll find rows upon rows of period properties with bay windows, tall, pitched roofs, bricked porches and small paved front yards. For example, Evering Road is a spacious street with large semi-detached two-storey homes. But the nearby streets like Reighton Road and Narford Road have two and three-storey terraces.
In some areas of Clapton, there is an eclectic mix of period properties and mid-century ones. For example, in Atherden Place and Laura Place, Victorian terraced houses sit next to palatial Georgian Mansions, red-bricked blocks of flats and maisonettes from the last century.
There are also Georgian houses in Lower Clapton near Clapton Pond and Clapton Square. These period properties have undergone contemporary Scandinavian-style renovations to divide them into apartments and duplexes.
Clapton has undergone extensive regeneration projects. Many former warehouses have been converted into modern, open-plan living areas suitable for a contemporary lifestyle. For example, the art deco De Havilland building in Theydon Road now has stylish living and working units for sale or rent. In addition, along the River Lea to the east of Clapton are many modern riverside flats which have completely transformed the area.
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Houses for Sale in Clapton
The housing market in Clapton has undergone a tremendous revival in the past few years. As a result, the neighbourhood is a desirable area of East London to buy or rent a house.
Some of the best houses in Clapton sell for over £1 million. However, the average house price is £690,700, with the cheapest properties selling under £490,000. This makes Clapton more affordable to buy a house than neighbouring Stoke Newington.
New-build properties have increased the size of housing stock in the area. For example, several blocks of flats have been built in Leaside Road, giving residents stunning riverside views. In addition, Downs Road and Tiger Way also have new developments with excellent views overlooking Hackney Downs.
There are also many affordable options for buying a home in the neighbourhood. For example, Clapton Park Estate has a combination of social housing and shared-ownership homes in Gilpin Square, Pedro Street, and Mandeville Street.
Renting in Clapton
Most of the rental market in Clapton consists of one and two-bedroom flats in converted Victorian properties. Also, the introduction of contemporary living spaces in riverside flats has increased rental stock in the area. Typically, there are fewer letting options in Clapton than in the surrounding areas, and there are more flats to buy than rent.
How much does it cost to rent a flat in Clapton? The average rental price for a one- or two-bedroom apartment is around £440 per week. The best rental accommodation is either in recently renovated Victorian properties or the riverside schemes along the River Lea.
Popular Streets in Clapton
The most popular streets in Clapton are the ones off Chatsworth Road. Here you’ll find a wide range of properties – everything from the characteristic Victorian houses to stylish flats and a few Georgian properties. In addition, living in this area means you are close to Clapton’s largest open green spaces – Millfields Park and the nearby Hackney Marshes.
Other streets to look out for in Clapton include Elderfield Road, Blurton Road, and Glenarm Road. These relatively quiet, peaceful streets have huge three-storey Victorian terraces.
Clapton has many primary and secondary education schools rated as either “good” or “outstanding” by Ofsted. This makes the area popular with families. The best primary schools in Clapton are Kingsmead, Jubilee, Morningside and St John and St James CofE.
For young people aged 11 to 18, there are also several “outstanding” comprehensives to choose from. For example, the best schools for secondary education are The City Academy, Hackney, Mossbourne and Clapton Girls’.
Green Areas in Clapton
One of the desirable aspects of living in Clapton is that you are always near green open spaces or water. The largest green areas are Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes. Here you will find pleasant woodland walks, a nature reserve, and areas to relax. There are also two parks in Clapton – Springfield Park and Millfields Park. These have various sports and leisure facilities and a children’s playground.
Walking along the River Lea south into Central London or north into the countryside is also possible.
Living in Clapton
Clapton is a vibrant neighbourhood characterised by many independent restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and shops. Most shops and eating establishments are located on Upper Clapton and Lower Clapton Road. There is also Sutton House – a historic Tudor house that hosts local events.
Transport in Clapton
The two primary modes of public transport in Clapton are the Overground rail service and buses. For example, several train stations in the neighbourhood have frequent services to Liverpool Street Station. This is a 10-minute commute with trains departing every 15 minutes.
Several useful bus services running through Clapton take commuters to Victoria, Oxford Circus or Whitechapel.
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One of our friendly agents will be happy to assist you in finding the ideal property in Clapton that meets your requirements and suits your budget. So, whether you want to buy a well-appointed Victorian property or find a riverside flat to rent, we are here to help you.