14 Oct

Barking: Enjoy the city from the suburbs

Barking: Enjoy the city from the suburbs

A city centre lifestyle has a number of perks, but after a while many professionals seek quieter, less chaotic areas in which to enjoy their social time.

For those who wish to keep all the amenities of London on their doorstep while enjoying a calmer alternative to city life, property for sale in Barking could be a great option.

The east London suburb has a population of just over 8,000 people, making it a less crowded and more community-minded area to live.

Barking provides a fast and easy commute for those working in the centre of London. Its station provides routes on both the London Underground and the London Overground. Travel into the centre takes around 30 minutes by rail. The train station also has National Rail connections that allow for travel to other parts of the UK. Commuters who drive can reach the centre in around 25 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Newly redeveloped in 2008, Barking’s town square won the European Prize for Urban Public Space in the same year. The town centre has has been at the centre of a large regeneration process in recent years. This has helped to boost both retail and business prospects in the area.

Due to the recent success of the 2012 London Olympics, the east of the capital has received much positive attention. The regeneration and economic growth potential in the borough is now starting to be noticed by investors and small businesses.

Numerous leisure centres are located in the surrounding area providing people with plenty to do on the weekend. There are also a wide range of parks and open natural spaces surrounding Barking. You can enjoy various activities such as fishing, horse riding and BMX cycling.

Development in the area has also seen a boost in Barking’s educational facilities. In 2008 the Barking Learning Centre was created to support learners from all levels of education. The recent ongoing regeneration will also see two new primary schools and a secondary school built in the area.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801649091-ADNFCR

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