I'm a first time buyer and would be very grateful if you can give me an advice. There are two new build flats (2 beds) that I equally like, both the same size (750 sq ft) and specification, both cost the same (290 000), both are walking distance to DLR or Tube; there is not a single bit I like one more than the other, but one is in Bow (Devons road, Axio Building) - but it has a huge private garden, another is in Uxbridge - King's Island (willow avenue), but it doesn't have a garden and faces another building.
To sum up:
+ Close to city
- High Crime Rate
+ Low Crime Rate
- Far away
Which one would you choose in short term and long term perspective? Are the prices reasonable? Which area has more potential? People say crime maps are not correct so maybe somebody lives in any of these areas and has an insider opinion? About me - I'm a female, no family, freelancer so I don't need to travel to the office everyday
Any advice or thoughts would be highly appreciated.