5.3 out of 10


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Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The Changing Face of a Suburb"

Since the sell off of the public housing stock Chigwell has improved dramatically. The area is now considered to be a mix between lower and middle class people. It is an now area where cheap housing allows families to afford a better lifestyle with fresh mountain air and bushy surrounds without having to give up the opportunities that city living gives.

It is a great place to live with a real community feel. It has all the basic ammenties needed with other shopping and entertainment needs only a few kilometres away.
  • Community feel
  • Family Friendly
  • Great place for a Tree change
  • Public Transport
  • Crime problems
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
pikac Hello Charlie,
Could you please give some advice about crime problems there? we plan to have a house in Chigwell but we (I and my husband) are foreigner so we just want to be safe and careful. Thanks.
Matt Bob
Matt Bob Hi pikac, to elaborate on the crime problems in Chigwell, they mostly stem from poverty and drug use. "Chiggers" as they are called, will often try to steal your car or wallet by snapping a pair of scissors off in you and gutter stomping you to the back of the head ("the Chigwell dental plan"). Other than that, Chigwell (pronounced 'Chigwewl') is a pretty adequate place to live if you can put up with these sorts of things and don't rely on police to come save you. Thanks!
Oct 09, 2017
Graham Rowe
Graham Rowe sounds interesting
May 08, 2018
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