The fast journey on the Central line into Liverpool Street makes Chigwell popular with City workers. Sonia Patel, rental manager with Hunt Property Services, says local professional footballers are also active in the rental market. “Footballers who live locally often live in rented homes but they also buy houses to rent out.”
Hunt (020 8502 7667) has the most expensive Chigwell rental home on its books - a six-bedroom detached house in favoured Stradbroke Drive, at £6,500 a month. One- and two-bedroom flats near one of the Central line stations are popular, with one-bedroom flats ranging in price from £850 to £1,600 a month and two-bedroom flats ranging from £1,150 to £2,750 a month. For example, Friend & Farrelly (020 3195 0850) has a two-bedroom flat in Spanbrook, close to Chigwell station, for £1,150 a month and Madison Fox (020 8530 6644) has a two-bedroom flat in a new development in Manor Road for £2,750 a month.
What homes cost to rent in Chigwell:
One bedroom flat: £1387 a month
Two bedroom flat: £1,951 a month
Three bedroom flat: £1,680 a month
Four bedroom flat: £2,272 a month
Five bedroom flat: £4,140 a month
- Chigwell property area guide: this corner of Essex has gathered fans from Charles Dickens to Lord Sugar for its blend of history, open space and good family homes.
- New-build homes in Chigwell: there are a range of new home developments in Chigwell, starting from £465,000 for a three-bedroom property.
- Local schools: Primary schools in Chigwell are judged “good” by Ofsted, but the secondary schools fare better.