Walthamstow is a thriving and bustling community in north east London. The area features busy high streets, peaceful tree-lined avenues of period houses and plentiful green space, all less than 20 minutes from Central London. Verified Walthamstow residents have been providing their reviews of the borough’s new builds, helping us to create this ranking of the best new build homes developments in Walthamstow.
Where is Walthamstow?Walthamstow sits in a convenient position in north east London, between TFL’s zones 3 and 4. It borders Hackney and Newham to the south, Haringey and Enfield to the west, and Redbridge to the east.
Top 5 new build homes developments in WalthamstowWith its busy high streets and wide open green spaces, Walthamstow certainly has plenty to offer. The area has also seen an array of new build developments emerge in recent years. You can check out our rankings of the best new builds in Walthamstow below. The rankings are based solely on the ratings given by verified reviewers on HomeViews.
Interested in the design process behind our top-rated building? You should also check out architect Assael’s project page for Blackhorse Mills.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
Number one in Walthamstow is Blackhorse Mills, a rental only development by Legal & General and Urbanbubble. The development features a roof terrace with a lido, a gym, a yoga studio, a tennis court and resident dining rooms, while the management permits pets and even allows residents to decorate their apartments. Blackhorse Mills overlooks the wilds of Walthamstow Wetlands, yet is just 20 minutes to Central London on the Victoria Line from Blackhorse Road station.
Read reviews and details of Blackhorse Mills, E17
2nd place goes to Fizzy Walthamstow E17, a collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, managed by Greystar. Located close to Blackhorse Road Overground and Underground stations, it’s an easy walk from the open space of the Walthamstow Reservoirs, which lies just to the west of the development.
Read reviews and details of Fizzy Walthamstow, E17
Sitting comfortably in 3rd, Equipment Works by Greystar offers premium studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments to rent in Walthamstow. Just moments from Blackhorse Lane tube, you can enjoy the tranquillity while staying connected to the city. Additionally, residents at Equipment Works benefit from a 24/7 onsite team and a number of amenities. Residents have access to a communal lounge, screening room, games room, co-working spaces and private gym. You can be strolling South Bank in 25 minutes, and the King’s Cross St Pancras Eurostar terminal is only 15 minutes away when you need a break from London living.
Read reviews and details of Equipment Works, E17
In 4th place, The Quant Building is a development by Hiltongrove, located in the heart of Walthamstow. Comprising 60 apartments, the development has a range of facilities on-site including a concierge, gym and sauna. Walthamstow Central station is only a four-minute walk away, with connections to services via the Overground and the Victoria Line.
Read reviews and details of The Quant Building, E17
In 5th, Blackhorse View is a new development of 350 new homes located opposite Blackhorse Road Underground station. The development offers one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with it’s own private outdoor space.
Read reviews and details of Blackhorse View, E17
6th place goes to Feature 17, by Countryside. Located on Wood Street, it comprises 98 apartments in the midst of a bustling street, close to amenities and transport links. Additionally, residents benefit from private balconies, plenty of open space and modern décor and fittings throughout.
Read reviews and details of Feature 17, E17
A must for Fleetwood Mac fans! Hitting 7th place is The Chain, a development by L&Q that is located in Walthamstow, right beside The Essex Brewery. Residents here benefit from being a short walk from Walthamstow Central Station and Walthamstow Bus Station. It’s also beneficially located a short walk from the local shops and amenities in central Walthamstow.
Read reviews and details of The Chain, E17
In 8th, Eclipse is a residential development by Taylor Wimpey, featuring a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Located in Walthamstow, the development is a short walk away from Blackhorse Road Underground station, which offers links to the Overground. There are also Help to Buy options associated with this desirable development.
Read reviews and details of Eclipse, E17
Our 9th spot goes to a mixed-use redevelopment by Solum. Walthamstow Gateway features 79 apartments ranging from one to two-bedroom apartments across a 12-storey building. Located adjacent to Walthamstow Central station, the development has access to rail services via the Overground and the Victoria Line. There’s also great ccess to the centre of Walthamstow, with its large shopping centre.
Read reviews and details of Walthamstow Gateway, E17
Rounding off the top 10 in Walthamstow is Banbury Park, a new development of 350 mixed use units including private and affordable homes. It makes up a considerable section of the Blackhorse Road regeneration area. The site is a former industrial estate and homes at Banbury Park integrate the adjoining countryside with the urban area. These homes are marketed under the housebuilding arm of Clarion: Latimer Homes.
Read reviews and details of Highams Green, E4
What’s it like to live in Walthamstow?Walthamstow has all the advantages of city living, with the added bonus of wide open spaces and parkland right on its doorstep. While it was once firmly family territory, young professionals and creatives have been flocking to Walthamstow as prices rise in the likes of Hackney and Hoxton. This makes for an eclectic mix, where bustling, traditional street markets collide with independent cafés, pop-ups and boutiques.
Walthamstow benefits from a variety of parks and green spaces, making it easy to get away from it all. To the west, Walthamstow neighbours Lee Valley Park and the Walthamstow Wetlands. On its eastern edge, Walthamstow Forest Park and Higham Park create a green belt that connects to Epping Forest’s epic 8,000 acres of park and woodland.
The area is well connected to Central London, but it also provides everything you need for everyday living. Walthamstow’s high streets and village centres provide a wealth of shops, while the famous Walthamstow street market is said to be the longest in Europe. It stretches for a kilometre along the pedestrianised High Street. There are also indoor markets at Wood Street. The area offers a choice of restaurants from around the world, numerous street food vendors and a growing number of independent cafés.
Transport in WalthamstowWalthamstow straddles Transport for London’s zones 3 and 4. The borough is served by several London Overground stations, which provide easy access to Liverpool Street in the heart of the City of London. There is one underground station in the area: Walthamstow Central. From here you can join the Victoria Line for direct access to Central London in 20 minutes.
What are house prices like in Walthamstow?Walthamstow represents a relatively affordable option compared to the average London property price. Properties in Walthamstow cost an average of around £560,000 in the 12 months to January 2023, according to Zoopla. This is significantly below the London average of £740,000. You can pick up a flat in Walthamstow for just over £405,000. Detached properties in the borough sell for an average of £670,000.
Do you want to find out more about living in this corner of the capital? If so, take a look at our dedicated guide to Walthamstow below. The guide includes more information about living in this popular area. It also includes information on the best new build developments to buy and rent across Walthamstow.
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