While we've commented elsewhere on The Times' recent poll of best places to live in the UK, we're also interested to see that its findings have ruffled some feathers over at The Ham & High property pages.
Contesting Highgate’s place at number thirteen in the list of ‘old favourites’, compared to Hampstead’s failure to rank, the local paper has now launched its own light-hearted investigation. So which neighbourhood gets your vote?
Both Highgate and Hampstead benefit from their proximity to beautiful Hampstead Heath, with its wildlife reserve, zoo and athletics track. As the Ham & High says, both also feature elegant period properties, high-calibre education choices, a wealth of independent shops, eateries and historic pubs and a number of travel links to the West End and the City.
For Dexters, there’s little to choose between these two North London locations. If, like its community vibe, the price of Highgate property feels more accessible to some buyers, the distinctive glamour of Hampstead’s Belsize Park homes will appeal equally to others.
Dexters have offices in Islington, Tuffnell Park, St John’s Wood and West Hampstead. Help is at hand if you can’t decide so contact Dexters for more information about property for sale in Hampstead or Highgate.
Two neighbourhoods, both alike in dignity. In fair Camden where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny. Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Or at least that’s what the Sunday Times would have us believe. In their ‘Best places to live 2017’ list the paper pitted the two halves of our namesake, Hampstead and Highgate, against one another. Highgate made the cut and was included as number 13 on the list of ‘old favourites’. It was described as “a much better place to live [than Hampstead]” by virtue of being cheaper and less overrun by tourists, whilst still being close to the Heath. Hampstead meanwhile was snubbed by being left out of the category entirely. With Hampstead so rudely snubbed we’ve decided to take matters in to our own hands.