Property Investment Guide - Highgate, London

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Sharing with Hampstead - its more infamous neighbour - a more or less equal share of the famous London parkland that is Hampstead Heath is a plus point for any rental location, but Highgate and it's charming village has even more reasons to boast.

As the name implies, Highgate commands inspiring and uninterrupted views of central London and is therefore a popular haunt for artists, media people and others who value inspiration on their doorstep. It's also a firm favourite with corporate executives and their families, the green open spaces coupled with good schools and a short commute into the City make it a very attractive place to live and rent accommodation.

Highgate Village is an exclusive enclave within the greater Highgate area that is situated on the crest of the hill and contains some of the most elegant examples of Georgian architecture found in London. The village is aptly named, for it has heroically withstood numerous forms of encroachment by the seemingly ubiquitous retail and culinary chains that seem to dominate lesser high streets. The advantage of this is the lack of weekend crowds and the virtuous feeling of supporting your local tradespeople.

Another on-going conservation project concerns the fabulously eccentric neo-gothic expanse of Highgate Cemetery. Listed as a Grade I Heritage park, this stunning combination of horticulture and masonry is a wonderfully atmospheric attraction in its own right and is the resting place of many famous notables, chief among them, the philosopher, Karl Marx. It seems that in this corner of North London, even the dead are fashionable.

Highgate is a magnet for creatives, corporate professionals and wealthy families who are attracted by the high proportion of pristine cottages, dating from the mid-Victorian era and a concentration of exceptional schools. The area is serviced by a Tube station on the Northern Line which has branches that reach both the City and the West End. Handy for work and shopping, it also serves as a convenient getaway route because it passes through Euston, St Pancras and London Bridge rail terminals on its way south.

When looking for suitable accommodation to buy as an investment in the N6 postcode it is good to note that relocation agents working on behalf of companies will only consider an experienced letting and property management agent as corporations now insist on this.

The astute investor who has targeted a property in Highgate would therefore consider it a smart move to use such expertise. Clients in this part of London put a premium on immaculately presented apartments and converted flats with spacious rooms, wood floors, luxurious bathrooms and modern, high specification kitchens. Our Highgate letting agency has all the information concerning how to turn living space into profit and is on hand to help.

Call our Lettings office on 020 7435 9681 or Post your query here 

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