Living in Waltham Forest. London, E17?

I am thinking of relocating from the North West to Waltham Forest. London, E17, Does anyone have first hand experience of living in this area, or know what it is like please?

7 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Walthamstow is E17, Waltham Forest is the borough Walthamstow is in and covers other areas. As a rule of thumb, outside the North Circular is a lot nicer than inside it and as such I would definitely say to live in Chingford over Walthamstow or Leyton. Leytonstone is okay. Neigbouring Redbridge is a lot nicer, and you cannot go wrong with areas such as Wanstead, Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Woodford, Redbridge or Gants Hill. Avoid Ilford though!

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hey I'm from Walthamstow and I've lived here all my life, I'm 18 years old. You'll mix in quite well. It has good shopping destinations and especially with The Scene being built near Walthamstow Market it'll really stand out. I live near Hoe Street and it's one of the main busy roads you'll see here. Don't worry about crime, the crime rate here is not as bad as some of hour neighbouring towns. If you walk at night, like any area, I'd suggest walking on main roads if you really need to go out. Walthamstow isn't such a big town but there's quite a lot to explore and in general it's a nice place to settle down in. I've been living here for years and I've not experienced anything bad. Good luck with moving here :). Travel is also easy with Walthamstow Central so you could go easily travel to places like central London and nearby places without much effort.

  • 7 years ago

    I went to waltham forest college, depends were you live but e17 is walthamstow and walthamstow is ghetto.

    Its ok in the day but at night you don't want to be walking around alone.

  • Rob
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Well walthamstow is the home of the worlds longest street market. I think it has a very large black South African community so you do need to brush up on you local South Africa dilettante

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  • 7 years ago

    Yes I used to live in walthamstow. the area is nice . you will get bus station and tube station shopping mall everything. Most of the people are Asian there.

  • cubit
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • 7 years ago

    It's enemy territory.

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