Barking and Dagenham is the most industrial part of the capital and has the lowest property prices in Greater London and the East London region. Average prices stand at £179,519 and compare very well to the average London price of £400,000. Housing consists mainly of low-rise council terraces. The relative close proximity of Barking and Dagenham to the city center makes it an attractive investment if one is on a low budget. more
The total population of the East London borough of Barking and Dagenham is 183,000 and its population is expected to rise by 17% between 2006 and 2026; the greatest projected increase in London. Major employers in Barking and Dagenham include the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, the NHS and the Health Service Barking College.
Barking and Dagenham is well-served with buses going east to west but less so with north-south buses. Most parts of the borough allow easy access to London by train.
Barking and Dagenham like many other East London boroughs is being gradually redeveloped and regenerated to give it a more modern image. For example the Barking Riverside project is hoped to produce thousands of new homes and jobs in all sectors. The completion date is planned for 2025.
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