With a population of around 289,000, Enfield is the most northerly London borough and is primarily made up of residential suburbia styled housing. It is also home to Middlesex University which has been named the UKs most popular university with international students. more
Property prices in the Enfield area average at £285,581 and housing consists mainly of flats, terraces and semi detached build. The residential build up of the area gives it a very warm and spacious feel. It is no wonder that Enfield is one of the greenest boroughs in London, having 100 parks and only a short drive away from the Bedfordshire countryside. At the same time its close proximity to London (12 miles) makes it a popular commuter paradise especially due to its good transport links to the inner London areas. The A10 and M25 ring motorway runs through the borough.
Although Enfield has a country town feel to it, it does not lack in variety when it comes to things to do. There are 53 pubs and bars and 40 restaurants in the area and offer specialties from all over the world. At the same time there is a popular traditional weekly market which takes part in the centre of Enfield.
One is also spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping opportunities. The Edmonton Green centre offers all the main high street retailers. There are also numerous shopping centers in Cockfosters, Palmers Green and Southgate. Since 2007, Enfield Town has undergone a redevelopment project which has seen the Palace Gardens shopping Centre renovated and expanded.
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|Government Body:||Enfield London Borough Council|
|Population density:||3,498 / km²|