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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Very Good

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Average

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Disappointing

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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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There is a fault in the system’s alarm

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Review Date Jan 2022

Avoid. Biggest issue? Concierge . laid back approach – they don’t care or listen to residential needs.

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There is a fault in the system’s alarm, which they do not care to rectify – at any time of the day the alarm can sound. and it sounds at least three or more times a day, any time of the day everyday it will sound around 6am and every night around 10pm. I have endlessly raised this issue for almost 2 years – yet the Concierge/management team do nothing!

Poor property management – they DO NOT CARE AND DO NOT RESOLVE ANY PROBLEMS THEY JUST WANT YOUR MANAGEMENT FEES !

They only take notice of how your balcony looks, if it ruins the appearances of the apartments they will write to complain. But when we have personal issues they are quick to ignore.

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How the management team works, laid back approach is not what residents want !

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Poor. They simply do not care or take any responsibility.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback, although of course we are disappointed to read your comments related to the Managing Agent. We take this feedback very seriously and would like to discuss these concerns with you directly. If you can kindly email me on scarlet.guest@stgeorgeplc.com that would be most appreciated and we can arrange a suitable time to talk. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Scarlet Guest

Very disappointing!

Review Date Jan 2022

The Fairview pulse development (which consists of 18 blocks) and CrabTree are a completely and utterly a disaster! We have a B2 EWS1 rating, which means it does not meet the fire safety requirements. Which means residents cannot move out sell or remortgage their properties and this means residents are left in this horrible mess and feel trapped and unsafe in their buildings.
They have used inappropriate cheap material on balcony’s and lack of correct fire barriers between walls.
Fairview and CrabTree have washed their hands and moved on making other disaster developments around UK. They should be the ones taking ownership of this mess.

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It is disappointing. There was a fire and a flood, and we do not have our carpets and fixing the walls for more than 11 months. This is not acceptable.
Unsafe building, poor materials, poor response.
It is sad that I did not know this before buying it. If I knew, I would never buy it.

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Is I knew the unsafe building and the cheap materials – all the time is getting broken, and the walls are getting holes all the time… I would never buy it.
On another hand, because of the cheap materials, the sound travels very quickly from everywhere.
You can hear absolutely everything.

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No response at all. Multiple emails were sent, no reply. As I stated, 11 months waiting for the repairs in my building.

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Poor development with many issues like mice and moths

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Review Date Nov 2021

Traffic noise from nearby motorway and railway line. Overcrowded area. Avoid the area if you can.

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Very poor ventilation. Fitted carpets everywhere including communal areas causing massive moths infestation. Mice infestation too! Gaps and holes in the bathroom. Poor quality of material used to build the flats. Wall cracks and damage in every room.

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Wish I knew this area is getting more overcrowded.

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Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to note your experiences and would like to discuss this with you further. If you could let us know the Building and Apartment you reside in that would be appreciated, or alternatively please email me on dave.lewis@stgeorgeplc.com. Kind Regards, Dave

Worst management office

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Review Date Sep 2021

Worst management office. Just want to rent the car park permit but lost my document three times!!!! The staff are super lazy coz no one reply emails, you need to go to the office and they will pretend to follow up but actually ignore any promises! It took me a month to apply the permit!

Also, I moved here two months now but still out of broadband as the manager never reply my email give the permission for my broadband to install fibre in the corridor. I have chased couple times now but still nobody cares! The staff likes to pretend they are helpful and said “ oh didn’t you see my email? I have replied to you! Never mind, I promise I will refer to my manager and get back to you before I leave this office!” I even doubted myself that I might missed his reply BUT NO! I checked my email and no one ever replied to me! And of course he never get back to me before he off work! Classsic liar! Now i’m still topping up my mobile data!

Please don’t live here unless you don’t drive nor need WiFi!

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And broadband fibre in your apartment! Dose your contract come with car park permit!

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Never reply to emails!
Lazy people
Need to chased couple times
Need to go to the office directly otherwise no one give a xxxx!

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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback, although of course we are disappointed to read your comments related to the Managing Agent. We take this feedback very seriously and would like to discuss these concerns with you directly. If you can kindly email me on dave.lewis@stgeorgeplc.com that would be most appreciated and we can arrange a suitable time to talk. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Dave

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