Leytonstone is one of London's renting hotspots, popular with people renting for the first time, as well as with couples and families moving further out of town to get more home for their money. However, the area is still only 15 minutes on the tube into Liverpool Street (or into Fenchurch Street via Overground in 30 minutes).
Popular parts of the area include Upper Leytonstone and Bushwood, which are close to the stations. The area's great schools make it popular with families too; there are several outstanding primaries and a number of good secondaries.
In Leytonstone you're also close to Westfield Stratford (one of Europe's leading shopping destinations) have the pick of different green spaces to explore, including historic Epping Forest where you can hire a boat on Hollow Pond.