The Anonymous Widower

House Prices And Stations

I clipped this from the Evening Standard.

Enough said!

I purposely chose my house to be within ten minutes walk from the two Dalston Overground stations, that would open a couple of years after I moved in.

  • It is also within walking distance of twelve major bus routes. All the routes can carry wheel-chairs, if I should ever need one!
  • Five routes have stops, within a hundred metres, serving Bank, British Museum, Euston, Harley Street, Kings Cross, London Bridge, Manor House, Moorgate, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue, St. Pauls, University College Hospital and Victoria.
  • I’m only fifty metres from a major cycling route between the City and White Hart Lane.
  • I even have a garage, that opens onto the street! But no car!
  • My road is wide and there is usually plenty of parking space for visitors or on-line deliveries.
  • A taxi ride from Euston, Liverpool Street or Kings Cross is usually under fifteen pounds at all times.

It will get even better!

  • When Crossrail opens, I will have 10-12 buses per hour to the Moorgate/Liverpool Street station.
  • Dalston Junction station will get a frequency of twenty trains per hour to and from Canada Water, Shoreditch and Whitechapel, that fan out to a selection of places in South London like Crystal Palace, Clapham Junction, Peckham and Penge.
  • Dalston Kingsland station will get a frequency of twelve trains per hour to Stratford in the East and Camden, Clapham Junction, Hampstead and High Speed Two in the West.
  • I will probably get a series of electric car charging points in the parking spaces in the road, where I live.
  • I could put a personal electric car charging point in my garage.

I’m told the value of my house has risen well in the almost ten years, I’ve owned it.

Did somebody once say, that the location of a property, were the three most important things about it?


Make sure your next property has good access to public transport.

June 13, 2019 - Posted by | Transport/Travel, World | , , , , , ,


  1. A debt of gratitude is in order for the post and awesome tips..even I additionally surmise that diligent work is the most essential part of getting achievement..

    Comment by Henry Max | June 13, 2019 | Reply

    • I must admit, I do get the occasional request from companies and individuals about relocation or where to set up a new office

      Comment by AnonW | June 13, 2019 | Reply

  2. I considered a number of locations when researching where to buy back in the early 80’s including Iver, Meriden and Gatley, however I decided to stick roughly where I was. Not hugely handy for trains, but good for motorway, buses and the airport. I once forgot keys when flying to Belgium, but still had time to return home from the airport, collect them and get back in time to make check in.

    Unless you are using an electric car for frequent long journeys then a simple plug in charger on a timer to use economy 7 should ensure the car is fully topped most mornings.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | June 13, 2019 | Reply

    • Oops I forgot – and then they built tram lines into my area – I might have had something to do with that.

      Comment by R. Mark Clayton | June 13, 2019 | Reply

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