My place is is 5 min walk from my flat from where there is a 20-25 min journey to the west end. Locally, there is a great local pub, The Queensbury, with good food a nice beer garden. There is also an excellent deli and restaurant called Mezzorama, a good Italian, Sanzio, and lovely tapas bar called the Social. There are plenty of local shops, Sainbury's, pharmacies and healthfood shops, all within easy walking distance.
The area itself is friendly, green and leafy.