Maryland is a unique and vibrant area, full of culture and diversity! Interestingly, in 1658, Maryland was first mapped down as ‘Maryland Point’ after Ilford based businessman Richard Lee purchased land and thereafter built a house. The name originated after he acquired an estate at Maryland Point in USA on the Potomac River 20 years prior to this. Maryland is a rare example of a place in Britain named after an American location.
With Leytonstone on the north, Stratford to the west and Forest Gate on the east, Maryland is near a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes differing in many cultures, giving you something new to try each time. If you’re looking for a place to have a drink, dance or just to watch the afternoon football, just nearby is The Cart & Horses which is well-known for the pub where the British legendary rock band Iron Maiden played their first ever gig! To add to that, Maryland is a couple of minutes away from the Stratford Circus Arts Centre where they bring accessible, world-class performances and creative learning to the doorsteps of people and communities in Newham and East London.
It is a lovely place to bring up a family with fantastic schools in the vicinity as Maryland offers a great option for schools. One of them being Maryland Primary School, which received the Schools for Success award due to their outstanding 2018 results. Chobham Academy is also near; located at the heart of the Olympic East Village where they provide nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form education. Sarah Bonnell Secondary School for girls, a specialist language school has 69% of students gaining Grade 4 and above in their GCSEs, a figure rising year by year. The University of East London (Stratford campus) is a walk away from Maryland station, providing a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses whilst being innovative and empowering people to have achievements in employment and life.
For a small area, Maryland station provides a variety of transport options. With the TFL rail; which opened in 2015, allowing Londoners to travel between Shenfield and Liverpool Street. When the full route opens soon, passengers will be able to travel through central London without even having to change trains. Crossrail, together with Network Rail and TFL, are working on Maryland station to prepare for the start of the new Elizabeth line. With that, comes upcoming improvements to the station such as step-free access, air-conditioning, more lifts for better accessibility etc.
Being the neighbouring town of Stratford, you can be a tourist around the newly developed area and its Olympic Village, you can shop till you drop at the well-known Westfield Stratford and can find plenty of employment and education opportunities. The new and improved station makes it easy for you to commute from Central London to Maryland as well as the great mix of cultures giving you a variety of food to choose whilst being surrounded by a lively and loving community.
As potential house buyers and tenants search for hidden gems and undiscovered city escapes, Maryland remains a popular choice with prospective new homeowners. Maryland estate agents are in high demand, predominately due to the mix of stunning properties, amenities, schools and lifestyle. The superior travel links in and around the area ensure the easy commute to and from Maryland, while the town itself provides a much-loved sense of community for its residents.