This is a sponsored article on behalf of Notting Hill Genesis.
Green open spaces, fast transport links, and a plethora of fantastic dining and shopping options on your doorstep — this is what urban living should be all about. But finding a neighbourhood that ticks all those boxes and has properties for sale within your budget can seem impossible.
Luckily, leading London housing association Notting Hill Genesis is here to let prospective London buyers in on a little secret: Canary Wharf boasts all of the above and, with Shared Ownership, snapping up your own little slice of it is way more affordable than you might think.
Shared Ownership gives buyers that might otherwise be priced out of the housing market an alternative route to homeownership. This involves buying a percentage, or 'share' of a property and paying rent on the remainder. That means a smaller a deposit and a smaller mortgage, and you can increase your share over time as you become more financially able.
With Notting Hill Genesis, a home in Canary Wharf could be yours for as little as £150,250. That gets you a 25% share of a one-bedroom luxury apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony or terrace, and an enviably central location. It's all part of Aspect Apartments, Notting Hill Genesis' newly-launched collection at a spectacular development in the Docklands.
Looking for somewhere a bit more family-friendly? Snap up one of Notting Hill Genesis' last remaining two-bedroom properties at Able Quay Millharbour, located just five minutes' from Canary Wharf station (from £156,875 for a 25% share). Again, you get floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony/terrace space alongside a communal sunken garden and top quality appliances (we're talking Smeg here, folks).
Alternatively, you can pop around the corner to Dockside Millharbour, a premier collection of one and two-bedroom apartments from Notting Hill Genesis. Each of these homes is finished to a high specification and, again, boasts its own private balcony. Prices start at just £121,875 for a 25% share.
Living in such stylish surroundings, you might be reluctant to ever leave your new home. But you really should, because there's so much more to Canary Wharf than meets the eye. Did you know, for example, that the neighbourhood is home to the largest collection of outdoor art in London? That's more than 75 pieces of standalone sculptures and integrated architectural works waiting to be discovered as you go about your day-to-day life.
Culture vultures should also look out for Summer Screens, which are erected every summer to showcase everything from opera to sporting events. Oh, and talking of sport, the neighbourhood also happens to be an adrenaline junkie's paradise. Head to Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre to partake in kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing, dragonboat racing and open water swimming.
Nature lovers are well-catered for too; seals, foxes, frogs, squirrels, several varieties of birds and more all call Canary Wharf home. Owing to its abundance of open spaces and clean dock water, the neighbourhood is a real magnet for wildlife, as well as prospective buyers.
Convinced yet? Click here to learn more about Notting Hill Genesis and Shared Ownership, or call 020 3815 2222. register your interest.