27 Jun

Be at the heart of the Olympics in Forest Gate

Be at the heart of the Olympics in Forest Gate

The Olympic Games will leave a legacy in London and property for sale in Forest Gate could well benefit from this summer's major sporting event.

The residential area is set in the London borough of Newham and is just 1.5 miles away from the 2012 Olympic Park. It is bordered by Manor Park and Stratford town centre.

Newham itself is five miles east of the city of London and is on the north side of the River Thames, providing excellent access to the middle of the capital city.

It is one of six boroughs which will be hosting this summer's Olympic Games, and as such the area will benefit from tourism, improved facilities and legacy plans.

Forest Gate railway station provides an excellent way of reaching the middle of London, and from 2018 it will be linked by Crossrail to the central and west London.

The area has good leisure facilities and is close to Wanstead Flats, which is where Senrab FC has built an excellent reputation. This team has helped to produce a number of current Premier League stars, including former England captain John Terry and striker Jermain Defoe.

Shopping is well-catered for in the shape of Westfield Stratford City, which was opened in September last year. It is one of the largest shopping centres in Europe and is just 1.5 miles away from Forest Gate.

It runs adjacent to the Olympic Park and had boosted the local economy by creating around 10,000 permanent jobs since its inception.

Being based in Forest Gate also opens up the rest of the capital city for exploring, including its sporting, cultural and historical attractions. Connections to the rest of the country or world are not far away with Gatwick and Heathrow in easy reach.

In terms of education, Forest Gate Community School is a diverse place of learning with over 60 community languages spoken. It has around 1,050 students on its books and was one of the first schools in the country to be awarded Cooperative Business and Enterprise specialist status.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801394875-ADNFCR

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