27 Feb

Barking offers central benefits

Barking offers central benefits

The east London suburb of Barking may offer a number of advantages for those aiming to relocate to a quieter area that still offers urban benefits.

Home to around 8,000 people, the outer London area is an easy commute for those working in the City, with a tube station that offers very regular services via the London Underground and the mainline train network.

Travel into the centre takes around 30 minutes by rail or those preferring to drive can reach the capital within 25 minutes depending on traffic conditions so there are lots of commuters looking for property for sale in Barking.

As well as being close to London, the town of Barking also has a number of key points that make it appeal to people looking to find an area to live in that balances city life with a more sedate atmosphere.

The town square won the European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2008 and has undergone a massive regeneration plan, which in turn has boosted Barking's retail space.

Residents are also still enjoying the success of the 2012 London Olympics and property for sale in Barking is in strong demand following the number of developments made as a result of the top sporting event.

As well as city living, Barking boasts a selection of open spaces, making it ideal for those with small children or dogs. They are also well equipped for people who enjoy fishing, horse riding and BMX cycling.

In terms of education, the Barking Learning Centre offers a wide range of courses and facilities for learners of all ages. There has also been a surge in school building in the area with the additional of two new primaries and a secondary school.

There are also a lot of leisure options, with Barking being home to a number of pubs ranging from large chains like JD Wetherspoon to smaller independent establishments. Plus there are also plenty of restaurants and cafes serving a real mix of quality food.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801698467-ADNFCR

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