Stokey...stoke Newington - why so many young families favour this north London hot spot

Stokey...stoke Newington - why so many young families favour this north London hot spot

Stoke Newington - 'Stokey' to the locals - has come a long way in recent years. It's gone from being a rather edgy environment to somewhere that's renowned as a hub for creatives and professionals, and which now attracts large numbers of families too. With its leafy streets, great schools and wealth of local amenities it's perhaps no surprise that Stokey has become such a desirable spot to occupy.

  • It's particularly attractive to young families. The average age of those living in Stoke Newington is now 33, which is prime young family territory. Many people now look to Stoke Newington if they are trying to upsize from other locations, such as Islington. It's still slightly more affordable than the more expensive areas but has moved firmly into 'desirable' territory thanks to the gentrification of this part of London.
  • There's a great mix of local businesses. As a result, there are options for just about every taste and need. So, you'll find a Nandos alongside chic vegan cafes and local grocery stores alongside supermarkets. Basically, when it comes to supplies or eating and drinking out - with kids - the options are plentiful here.
  • Travel isn't difficult. Stoke Newington doesn't have an Underground station and, as a result, has often attracted those who work within walking or cycling distance of the area. However, there are plenty of options when it comes to navigating the rest of the London, from Stoke Newington and Rectory Road Overground stations to the plethora of buses that go from this area across to locations like Moorgate and Waterloo.
  • Good schools. For many young families it's the schools here that are one of the main attractions. For example, there are three sought-after primary schools in and around Church Street and most of the primary schools here have either a Good or Outstanding Ofsted rating.
  • The chance to explore. As well as the transport connections that put London on the doorstep, Stokey also has some local spots that are great for exploring with toddlers or wheeling a buggy around. Clissold Park, for example, is 55 acres and even has a lake and deer herds. There are also smaller green spaces in the area, such as Butterfield Green, which can provide a location for a much needed stroll and safe environments for children to play.
  • A lot to see and do. From nurseries and play centres through to the amenities of the Clissold Leisure Centre, Stoke Newington offers a vast range of options when it comes to activities. Whether you're looking for after school clubs, weekend courses or serious training programmes for children with ambitions in arts or sport there are a lot of options for those who are local.

Stokey isn't just a fantastic place for coffee and brunch - it's also become one of London's most appealing child friendly areas and a great place to raise a family. We are letting agents in Stoke Newington and can help you to find your perfect family home. Contact us to find out more.


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