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.

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Best places to live in Colindale

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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.

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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.

Colindale from above

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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Don’t get fooled by the adverts

Review Date Aug 2021

Do not fall for the shiny exterior. This is one of the worst development in the country

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Extreme anti social behaviour, theft, mice problem, really poor ventilation in the buildings, high service charges, poor building quality with lots to repair continuously, high noise pollution, lack of sufficient amenities. Do not get fooled by the heavy advertising campaign.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Tube station is almost near. So that’s a good point.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

With delay and without professionalism. They are there maunly for the appearance.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback and we are of course naturally disappointed to read your comments. We are sorry to note a number of Estate matters and we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you directly on these, alongside the managing Agent for Beaufort Park, RMG. If you could kindly email me on dave.lewis@stgeorgeplc.com that would be appreciated or provide us with your direct contact details.

Satisfied.

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Review Date Jul 2021

Convenience with transportation access which is close to tube station and bus stops for my day to day travel. We have more outdoor space within the development for walking that doesn’t feel congested.

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The design of the buildings are good that gives a posh mood. Although I wish that some of the minor facilities are more durable such as door locks in communal areas like the parking area and rubbish area, some were broken and maybe a reason for non-residents to get through. A bit alarmingwith regards to security .The cleanliness within the surroundings are well maintained.

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The supplier of heating is exclusive to a company and top up which is a bit expensive if compared to other suppliers.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I am happy with my flat but I hoping that we have the option on choosing the provider of our heating system.

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Good but should be better

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Review Date Jul 2021

No local shops other than a ten minute walk away. Decent connections into London

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cost to rent is high in comparison to some other developments that offer 2 bed flats to rent. Cost of services are astronomical, standing charge of nearly £1 per day for electrics is crazy.
Concierge is good and although I do not use, the gym is also nice to have.

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I wish I known how poor the support would be from Peabody and also how terrible the Peabody system is for reporting things.
Also externally high electricity costs due to it being on a heat network. Nearly £1 per day as a standing charge

What is the best feature of your home:

I would say the kitchen is the best feature. Really good quality

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Very good design for queensbury square

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Review Date Jul 2021

Queensbury square has a very good design and has a very good location for flat only a few minutes of walking to queensbury station and has a big Morrison that u can shop.

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The queensbury square development has a very good design and a very nice podium and has a separate exits for Morrison which you can go straight to Morrison’s very easily they used the space very nicely and added a underground Parking’s which stores more than 50 cars.

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I wanted my parking near the exit for my block so it is easy to access.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would change that they should not have given electric job but gas stove

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Hi Heet

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we are so glad to hear you like your new home and its location. Morrisons on your door step certainly is a bonus. We will pass on your positive feedback thank you

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