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Buckhurst Hill Area Guide
Our area guide to Buckhurst Hill gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include IG9
Property Types & Architecture
Forming part of the Greater London Urban area, this residential town in the south west corner of Essex form part of Essex's Golden Triangle along with Chigwell and Loughton. It has a lovely leafy village feel with many houses built in the Victorian and Edwardian era as well as 1930's properties. The area is a relatively affluent area partly due to the cost of commuting to London with larger substantial properties being developed in line with the expansion of the rail network.
Shopping & Entertainment
The High Street is brimming with independent boutiques and eateries and has a vibrant and modern feel to it. In the same way that the TV series 'Birds of a Feather' put Chigwell on the map, Buckhurst Hill is often featured in the reality show 'The Only Way is Essex' with several cast members opening up boutiques in the area. Lea Valley offers all kinds of recreational activities and water sports, and was a major focus of the London Olympics.
Parks & Commons
An area known for its accessibility to wonderful outdoor spaces including nearby Epping Forest, one of the largest public open spaces in London, with a range of events throughout the year and plenty to get involved in, from walking, running and cycling to horse riding, angling, football and even golf. The Lea Valley also offers all kinds of recreational activities and water sports, and was a major focus of the London Olympics. Roding Valley Meadows nature reserve is also nearby, which is famous for its beautiful wildflowers and wide range of wildlife. In nearby Chigwell there are the 300 acres of the Hainault Forest Country Park with bridleways for horse riding, an adventure playground, farm and café.
Who lives here?
Buckhurst Hill is served by Buckhurst Hill tube station and Roding Valley tube station, which are both on the Central Line of the London Underground. The area is popular with families who are attracted to the good schools and range of outdoor activities in the area. The area is also popular with young professionals who like to live in a smart cosmopolitan area with easy access into the City.
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Schools in Buckhurst Hill & Exam Results
Schools in Buckhurst Hill fall under the Essex Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Buckhurst Hill by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Buckhurst Hill
Buckhurst Hill Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Buckhurst Hill area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Buckhurst Hill Local Authorities
Buckhurst Hill is is represented by Epping Forest Council, Redbridge Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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