Chingfords most famous son is arguably the most celebrated footballer in the world David Beckham who was brought up in Chingford and attended the local Chingford High School. The property market in Chingford is not quite so well known but has a few hundred flats and houses available for sale at any one time. Larger 4 and 5 bedroom properties can fetch between £500,000-£1,000,000 and 2 and 3 bedroom flats at £200,000 - £300,000 which represents the mid to high end of the market. Chingford Railway Station provides a connection to the City of London where many residents commute to work each day and for those who rent, the rental market is small one with the exception of flats.
Two bedroom flats in the area can attract rents of well above £1000 pcm reflecting the higher quality and more luxurious properties coming onto the market. The local council has not been able to match the property investment in the area with investment in amenities being cut including the shutting of South Chingford library. This has left residents having to travel to the larger centre of Leyton and share facilities which the council have invested more money in.