Top Five Places to Live in Stratford

Top Five Places to Live in Stratford

London has always been a ‘city of perpetual works’ but postcodes E15 and E20 really stand out. In fact, they have almost totally transformed over the last decade. They’ve become a magnet for people across the world, so we’re going to show you the best places to live in Stratford. The 2012 London Olympics fundamentally transformed this area of east London, and the regeneration was a central part of the bid, the games and the legacy. Part of the newly developed portion even got a new postcode. E20 had hitherto only existed as a fictional postcode for Walford, the location of the hit British TV series Eastenders – life imitating art!

But where are the best places to live in Stratford? The best way to find out is by asking the people who already live there, and we did exactly that! Every day we speak to hundreds of locals across the capital. We ask what they think not only about their area but also their specific homes. Here are the answers.

Top 5 new property developments in Stratford

Stratford has emerged in the last decade as a thriving and vibrant East London community. Its excellent transport connections and local amenities make it stand out as a superb option within easy reach of Canary Wharf, the City of London and other central areas. Take a look below at the five highest-rated new build developments in Stratford. As ever, the rankings are based solely on the reviews of verified residents on HomeViews, and nothing else.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

Image of East Village, E20

The top-ranked development in Stratford is East Village, E20, which is just 300m from Stratford Station. Developer Get Living designed all the homes on this scheme to be rented out and include one, two, three and four-bedroom properties. The former Athletes’ Village is now a buzzing community of over 3,000 people. According to the residents we spoke to, one of the factors about the scheme they rated most highly was the location, which scored an impressive 4.73 out of 5.

Read reviews and details of East Village, E20

Image of Coppermaker Square, E20Image of Coppermaker Square, E20

Taking the 2nd top spot in Stratford is this rental-only development from Greystar. Coppermaker Square offers 1,225 rental apartments in a vibrant city neighbourhood, available to move in now, where residents can benefit from resident-only amenities including a 25m pool, spa, gym and studios, co-working space, roof terrace and a private dining space. Residents can enjoy green spaces and amenities on their doorstep in a well-connected area of London.

Read reviews and details of Coppermaker Square, E20

Image of Glasshouse Gardens, E20Image of Glasshouse Gardens, E20

Taking a well-deserved 3rd place is Glasshouse Gardens, a residential development near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. Brought to us by Land Lease Europe, it features a mix of studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all of which overlook the park. Stratford International station and Westfield Stratford City are both within close proximity.

Read reviews and details of Glasshouse Gardens, E20

Image of Stratford Central, E15Image of Stratford Central, E15

heading right to the heart of things at number 4 we have Stratford Central, which is a 31-storey residential tower set on Great Eastern Street in Stratford. It is just a short hop from Stratford’s Underground, Overground and DLR stations. Also, it is close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Furthermore, there are 157 units here. These comprise of a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, suites and penthouses, all with kitchens by Urban Myth.

Read reviews and details of Stratford Central, E15

Image of Folio London at New Garden Quarter, E15Image of Folio London at New Garden Quarter, E15

And finally, Folio London own and manage 112 one, two and three-bed apartments and duplexes at New Garden Quarter in Stratford by Telford Homes. The development is only minutes away from Stratford International and Underground stations with Westfield Shopping Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park also nearby.

Read reviews and details of Folio London at New Garden Quarter, E15

Prices and rents in Stratford

The average property price in Stratford is £465,500. This is according to Rightmove data on sales in the area for the 12 months to May 2024. This places property in Stratford some way below the average price for London overall, which is £704,000.

For rentals, Stratford averages a monthly cost of £2,500, according to One bedroom properties are available for around £2,160 per calendar month, while a three-bedroom rental property averages £3,400 per month.

Are you interested in finding out more about living in Stratford? Take a look at our detailed guide below, which has all the information you’ll need on this thriving East London community, as well as information on all the best new build developments in the area

Pre-2012 London Olympics, Stratford was, for many, just a place where the Jubilee line terminated. But the Games put this East London district well and truly on the map. Modern residential developments (with a plethora of amenities) have been multiplying here ever since. Where Read more about Stratford

What is HomeViews?What is HomeViews?

HomeViews is the only independent review platform for residential developments in the UK. Prospective buyers and tenants use it to make an informed decision on where to live based on insights from carefully verified resident reviews. Part of Rightmove since February 2024, we’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to give residents a voice, recognise high performers and to help improve standards across the industry.

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