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Arnos Grove

Ok, what can people tell me about Arnos Grove and it's general area?

There seems to be some nice - and well within price range - houses there but I don't really know the area very well.

Anyone?

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karohemd
Feb. 8th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I first read that as Anus Grove. I hope that doesn't in any way reflect reality. ;o)
dollysadistika
Feb. 8th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
From my experience a shithole! Well I've only been around the station area and through the council type bit on bus. But I tell you this - 99% of the delays on the Piccadilly Line are due to signal failure/too many train etc etc AT ARNOS BLOODY GROVE! It's very much hated in this office lol
dj_steve_rbn
Feb. 8th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Nothing there of any note whatsoever.

No shops as such - nearest banks/supermarkets are in Wood Green, Southgate or North Finchley, plus a large tesco in Friern Barnet.

One pub.

Almost entirely residential, some dodgy-ish areas around old council properties - mainly the 3 medium sized tower blocks you can see from the tube.

Zone 4, Piccadilly Line + New Southgate train station a short walk away.

221 bus provides link between North Finchley and Wood Green.

Lived there around 1991/92.

angusabranson
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Apparently the place has undergone quite a lot of rennovation in the last 5 years or so. Guess I'll find out in the next couple of days if we house visit.
dj_steve_rbn
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
I still pass through Arnos Grove most weekends, it doesn't look any different to me really.
borusa
Feb. 8th, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
I lived there from 1974 to 1997. It's not great for anything except local shops. There's a small library and a small swimming pool (that I learnt to swim at). Good for connections to places. Southgate is close, as is Wood Green for shops. Two pleasant parks - Arnos Park (down the bottom of my Dad's road!) and Broomfield Park (larger, and a short walk away).

What do you want to know?
angusabranson
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
A lot can change in a place in ten years, but basically I was wondering what the crime/street life/roving bands of kids/general safety was like in the area.

Does your Dad still live there?
borusa
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Yes he does.

Significantly better than London average, I'd say. As a previous poster said, there are a couple of dodgyish mini-estates, which are west of Bowes Road. But compared to many other places, not bad at all.

Occasional car vandalism, occasional burglary. (My Dad's house has been burgled three times in thirty-three years).
borusa
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Gosh yes. That's the other side of the park! (My Dad lives in Arnos Road, which is the bit that leads from the park towards the station on a line with Arnos Grove). That's *posh*.

Significantly nicer than the more westerly area.

Morton Way can be a little trafficy at times, for a residential street.
angusabranson
Feb. 8th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Traffic Heavy doesn't worry me as I've lived on main roads before (and without double glazing at times).

Glad to hear that bit of Arnos Grove sounds good. The house in questions looks great from the photos - I'm hoping to arrange a viewing tomorrow or Monday.
neuroendocrine
Feb. 9th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
Rowan and I lived there until a year and a half ago. We lived near the cemetry :-) rather than over by morton road but we liked it. It is very quiet, little crime, few kids on the street etc. It does have great transport links with the train, tube and night bus. There are a couple of pubs although only one I drank in. It is also a very short drive to get out of London and get up to St Albans etc. Morton Road is also very close to Southgate. There is an excellent french restarant with an italian twist - Chez Gianni. It's next to the Cherry tree which is nice in an ye olde kind of a way.

All in all, very nice area but quiet and I'm not sure how much fun it would be if I didn't have a car. Ohh and getting to the Camden neck of the woods is a nightmare.
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