Prices: Many flats and houses are priced in the pounds 70-pounds 80,000 range, usually for two or three bedrooms. Some flats are more expensive than houses with the same number of rooms. Second-hand flats in recently built houses are occasionally available, as are three-storey three-bedroom period houses, which cost pounds 125-pounds 150,000.

Cheap and cheerful: Ex-council flats are often available for pounds 40,000 and less.

Transport: Solidly Zone 3, N15 has two Underground stations - Seven Sisters (Victoria Line) and Turnpike Lane (Piccadilly Line) - both lines converge at Finsbury Park, which connects with a rail line to King's Cross and another to Old Street and Moorgate. The Gospel Oak-Barking line (Silverlink North London) has stops at Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters. The latter also serves a line into Liverpool Street.

Position, position, position: Some properties are very close to stations. A two-bedroom end-of-terrace house on Birstall Road is a skip to Seven Sisters station and is selling for less than pounds 80,000.

Shopping and dining: Superstores inhabit the former Haringey Stadium, and the Wood Green Shopping Centre is nearby. There's a good range of Caribbean, Turkish, Italian and Greek restaurants, and good pubs.

Council tax: In Haringey, Band A is pounds 570 and Band H is pounds 1,712.

Something for everyone: To the west, Alexandra Palace Park has a lake, a pub, and an outstanding panoramic view. To the east, a river, sporting grounds, a nature reserve and marshland.

Harringay (sic) Ladder? Find Umfreville Road, N4, in your street atlas. Now find Sydney Road. Now you know why it is called the Harringay Ladder.

Estate agents: Bairstow Eves (0181-809 5050); Cousins (0181-800 9688)

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