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.

Reviews in Colindale

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BUYERS BEWARE OF CUSTOMER “CARE”

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Review Date Jun 2021

Nice local area with park and tube station few minutes walk away. I can hear the tube from my home, but get used to it quickly.

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BUYERS BEWARE!!
Fairview customer “care” is appalling. Multiple avoidable incidents have occurred in my flat since I moved in. When you raise them, you will wait a long time for resolution. I have issues raised since March and it is now June. Fairview owe me over £10,000 (no, not a typo, TEN THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS!). They caused damage to my brand new belongings, which I have started to replace and still await reimbursement.

The flat is lovely, but not worth the stress you will experience. I will not buy from Fairview again unless the home will come with a personal assistant that can deal with Fairview on my behalf.

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That Fairview staff would enter my property and be negligent, causing damage to my brand new goods. For example, paint on my curtains, sofas, TV unit, breaking my storage unit, scratching photo frames. The list goes on.

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Multiple snags outstanding to be fixed. I have raised other issues that are outstanding since March. It is now June. If you don’t want the stress, buy elsewhere.

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Review Date May 2021

It’s okay just a bit quiet and dodgy on the streets after midnight which I guess is normal in London but getting used to it

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The development is good however the bath tub seems to snag easily and have already had it repaired once and need to fix it again. The heater is also not consistent. The design is fabulous and the construction is quality. Although the balcony could’ve been better to protect splashes from people above

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Take your time before you exchange contracts

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

Not been the most responsive to be honest but will continue to try

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mr

Review Date May 2021

The good aspect is that it’s close to tube station, it’s a nice development from the outside and there isn’t much bad aspect on this one

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the design isn’t bad, however, they could’ve chosen a bit better quality for the balcony enterance for example. the lift makes noises sometimes which isn’t ideal. the sign to direct to my flat is placed in hidden location, it’s confusing for visitors to navigate to my flat, I spoke with Fairview several times, no help at all.

they are good at communication, however, they recommended solicitors which are the worst in the world. the worst customer experience I had.

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the manipulation of the salesman.

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view isn’t perfect, i would have chosen a better location, or parking access

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Queensbury Square Apartments

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Review Date May 2021

There are some lovely restaurants and places to eat very local to the development and the transport links are great with the jubilee line being less than a 5 minute walk from the development. There is limited parking on the development with parking bays only available for the 2/3 bed apartments but there is off road parking if you are willing to walk 10/15 mins. Anti social behaviour is a problem in the area especially in the Morrisons Car park which is located right next to the development. Bin collections are fine however some residents abuse the bin stores by using it as a place to dump items which should not be there. This has been addressed with the residents and has improved but is ongoing. Traffic noise isn’t a problem for us as we are on a higher floor.

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The design of the apartments is good but could have been better thought out. An example would be no dishwasher as standard and limited sockets built into the kitchen. The price of the apartments reflects this as i feel Fairview has kept facilities to a minimum to save on the cost of the property itself. The management company have been quick to respond to issues so far do we are happy with that aspect.

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I wish i knew that there were plans to leave the stairway as bare concrete from level 3 upwards. This is something the residents had to fight for to get completed, which should have been highlighted when purchasing.

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

They have responded well so far, no issues with the way they have dealt with snagging issues however the stairwell completion could have been dealt with more efficiently.

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