Focus on... Round Green
Round Green is one of the oldest areas of Luton boasting houses from a range of eras for prospective buyers to choose from.
Close to the centre of town, Round Green sits to the east of Luton, just south of Stopsley and stretching from the Old Bedford Road in town up to Birchen Grove in the north and down to Crawley Green in the south (source). The Hitchin Road roundabout area boasts what could be thought of as the centre of the Round Green community with pubs, a veterinary surgery, greengrocers, nursery and pre-school, launderette, fish ‘n’ chip shop and of course, winner of the best takeaway in the whole of the UK, Chicken George!
The first recorded mention of Round Green was centuries ago in 1170. It was formerly a small hamlet and didn’t officially become part of Luton until 1933 (source). The Jolly Topers pub on Hitchin Road dates back to 1822 and, according to an ordnance survey map of 1901, allotments used to be located just behind it (source). Luton’s hat making industry also made a mark on Round Green when hat manufacturer Mr George Cox built a workroom in the area back in 1864 (source).
Fast forward to 2017 and 11,950 people reside in the area which sits in the LU2 postcode district. There are fewer detatched and terrace houses compared to the rest of Luton as a whole, but nearly 20% more semi detached properties (source) with lots of roomy 1930s semis on the north side towards Stopsley, around the Birchen Grove area.
Residents are also just a stone’s throw from the town centre, airport and Inspire Luton Sports Village.
You can expect to pay around an average of £271,839 for a semi, £220,326 for a terrace and £146,943 for a flat in the area (average sold prices last year). It’s a cheaper area to buy in compared to Luton and Stopsley, and sold prices were up 19% in 2016 compared to 2015 (source).
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