Colindale

A Guide to Living in Colindale

The lively North London suburb of Colindale has been making waves with savvy home-seekers for years. Many are lured by its proximity to Central London and more affordable housing options. Where are the best places to buy or rent in Colindale? Discover more about living in Colindale in our area guide.

Where is Colindale?

Colindale is situated between Edgware, Harrow and Brent Cross. It’s a busy place with lots of traffic and people, but its main drag is Edgware Road. This is a colourful cornucopia of shops and restaurants, many of which have stood the test of time for decades. Largely independent, they’re fun to explore. But if it’s brand names that suit, the much-loved Brent Cross Shopping Centre is less than a 10-minute drive away. This is the first standalone mall in the UK. Away from all the bustle and not too far from the town centre, you’ll find ample green spaces. These include Fryent Country Park as well as the ancient hectares of Hampstead Heath.

Colindale transport

Speaking of connections, Colindale has plenty to brag about. Road links are tricky to beat, with the M1, A41 and North Circular all nearby. Colindale tube station is in Zone 4, and its Northern line trains run to business HQ hotspot King’s Cross St. Pancras in just over 20 minutes. Likewise, you can reach the glittering West End in half an hour. Similarly, there’s also a frequent and reliable bus network in these parts.

For easy station access living in Colindale, there’s Rhythm – an ultra-modern development from Fairview New Homes, right across the road from the Underground. Moreover, Galliard Homes’ Silver Works is just a little further along. Used during World War I by the Royal Air Force, today it’s a collection of apartments, suites and townhouses.

“I really like my apartment – it’s open-plan, modern and spacious. Everything works really well and the building management are quick at fixing things.” – Anonymous, verified resident of Silver Works.

NW9’s multi-cultural flavour

This is a richly diverse postcode, and that’s what gives the place its edge. On one corner you’ll find a boutique selling intricate sari silks, on another a Polish supermarket. Colindale restaurants, meanwhile, dish up fare from all around the world. One of the area’s most celebrated gastronomic attractions is Bang Bang Oriental, a blend of Asian street food, sumptuous massage parlours and a huge Chinese restaurant.

Best places to buy or rent in Colindale

The big developers have cottoned on to the area’s offerings with the likes of Berkeley Homes moving in with contemporary residential developments such as Beaufort Park. It is a purpose-built neighbourhood in its own right. Residents here have access to immaculately landscaped grounds and a luxury spa.

“It has everything you need within walking distance. A tesco, Sainsbury’s, a Chinese, Italian, pub, dry cleaners, swimming pool, gym, spa and underground all within a 10 minute walk. The estate management is open 24 hours and are very helpful when needed. It’s a nice safe area and not too busy. Everyone is friendly and feels very safe to go jogging at night. It’s a little bit pricier then apartments in surrounding areas but overall I would recommend.” – Lucy, verified resident of Beaufort Park.

In addition, snaking off of Colindale’s main roads are quiet, leafy residential streets neatly lined with houses from the 1930s. These have attracted a large number of families to the area, along with a good standard of education in primary, senior and faith schools.

One of best places to buy or rent in Colindale is Colindale Gardens, a new-build development from Redrow Homes. Offering a host of layouts, including studios, one to four-bedroom apartments, and three and four-bedroom townhouses, it’s a good option for families looking to move to Colindale. Help to Buy is available here, too.

Find out more – read reviews from the HomeViews community by clicking on the Colindale developments below. Do you live in a residential development in Colindale? Click here to leave your review.

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Good location and big spaces

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Colindale is a fast developing area of London, very well connected to the centre by Northern Line. Lots of supermarkets and good food options nearby. Lots of working young professionals live here.

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The development is well designed from both an architecture and liveability perspective. There are shared spaces for children to play in, a gym nearby and lots of connectivity via bus stops. Property management is under NHG so it can sometimes be slow and require escalations to resolve issues but generally ok.

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Underfloor heating and good quality of insulation means heating is hardly required, except for deep winter

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A big balcony and a separator between kitchen and living area

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DO NOT BUY with NHG

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The area and the building itself is ok. The staff and charges are unbelievable. Service charges surge after a year of moving in. They will overcharge you for various things and if you do get offered a refund they will take forever to get back to you. They’ll be diligent in taking your money however. Be warned, do not buy or go for shared ownership, its a rip off.

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The development is ok but it has some shady aspects. For example you pay for solar panels that do god knows what, you pay for unadopted roads which do nothing for you other than add costs. Its a way for the developer to cash in on the freehold and charge tenants for EVERYTHING.

Shared ownership buyers be warned! You’ll pay slightly reduced rent but the service charges will skyrocket and are completely overpriced. They’ll lure you in with some decent initial figures but after a year, they got you.

After only 2 years of being here I am looking to sell and move on due to incompetence and charges.

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SERVICE CHARGE prices skyrocket and can increase at the discretion of the developer. I would never have purchased if i knew.

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The house itself is decent although some features are a bit shoddy.

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A great place to live, modern design

Cosy, safe, quiet neighbours, modern, facilities on your doorstep.
A range of restaurants and supermarkets around the corner.

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This is a cosy close that is well maintained. The neighbours are quiet, the children’s playground is accessible with a fob key,the is a gym on site and a concierge present.
I have no idea why there are negative comments, as I have only ever had a possible experience.
Excellent location with a large choice of supermarkets and not far from the station.

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Good experience

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Love the location, very close to the train and tube. Great facilities suck us supermarkets

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Great development. The reason why I don’t give 5 stars is because I’ve had some issues with the service of the concierge as there have been numerous times that haven’t informed me that I have delivered parcels and they usually don’t pick up the phone when I call

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Nothing particular

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