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Southgate is gaining the upper hand

Although located further out of London in zone 4, Southgate is becoming increasingly sought after. As with many places in London, the unsustainable highs seen in the property market earlier this year meant that a lot of buyers were unable to afford a home in zones 1, 2 and 3. As a result, zones 4 and 5 became very appealing. Buyers can get a lot more for their money here and although prices are increasing, Southgate still offers a better representation of property values than other areas. According to Rightmove, the average property price in Southgate over the last year was £452,456. In the neighbouring area of Muswell Hill meanwhile, the average property sold for almost £250,000 more at £697,759.


Southgate’s schools are a big draw too. It’s not hard to find a top performing primary or secondary school in the area, with a selection that includes the Ashmole Academy and Southgate School, and primary schools such as Osidge, Monkfrith, Brunswick, Eversley and Walker Primary Schools. With such a good range on offer, properties located in school catchment areas often fetch a premium. Buyers should expect to pay a premium of around 10% when purchasing in the Ashmole Academy or Walker Primary School catchment area.

Property stock

Southgate predominantly offers 1930s style houses built after the arrival of the underground station and the opening of the North Circular Road in the same year. These homes come in all shapes and sizes, from grand detached mansions to semidetached mock Tudor houses and modest terraces. There is also a large selection of Edwardian three and four bedroom houses known as the Lakes Estate, which is on the border of Southgate and Palmers Green. These properties are highly sought after due to their period charm and size as they are typically much larger than most 1930s properties. Southgate also offers a selection of nine Art Deco/Modernist houses on Abbotshall Avenue.

Property pricing

One bedroom flats can typically be bought for between £250,000 - £275,000, making them a good Buy-to-Let investment or first time purchase for a young professional. Two bedroom houses usually cost in the region of £425,000 (depending on condition) and often make an ideal starter home for a young couple looking to start a family. A beautiful, well proportioned three bedroom house meanwhile, will usually range between £475,000 and £700,000, depending on location.


Southgate has a wide range of parks to choose from including  Broomfield Park, Arnos Park, Grovelands Park, Oakwood Park and Trent Park, which boasts 320 hectares. There is also an array of restaurants to choose from along Southgate’s Chase Side and The Green and a short drive away is Cockfosters, which offers a wide selection of places to dine.

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