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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Fairview pulse -Colindale Cladding & defects

Review Date Apr 2021

Colindale pulse area is busy with new families, lots of children not enough nursery’s & schools. Decent local shops, not enough restaurants. Parking is a complete nightmare if you do not have a permit. The understand station is a 30 second walk which is the only positive from this area. A lot of anti-social behaviour going on including in broad day light.

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The fairview pulse development (which consists of 18 blocks) is 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 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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Cladding and property defects.

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

Get rid of it of the property and shut down Fairview homes and not let them trap other innocent buyers.

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Proud to own, and clearly managed well

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Review Date Mar 2021

Bins are clean, street and communal areas well looked after.
More green spaces in Colindale would be good.
More premium coffee / bakeries?
Lovely ambience, low noise

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Colindale has become a rejuvenated area and Redrow have a terrific level of quality and attention to the property. Best reflected in the general upkeep of the communal areas and gardens.
The flat has great light, terrific kitchen appliances and space to enjoy a comfortable living standard.
There is a good deal of pride in owning here, and I feel that pride is also shared by the services and concierge team.

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More green spaces
I like the new build environment f and the ambience

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

Underfloor heating occasional issues
Paint finish in certain areas but treated and repaired

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90 out of 100, but still have some room for improvement.

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Review Date Mar 2021

Good area to live in with a well mixed of culture. Still have a lot of potential to develop and grow the society.

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Good:
1. Really nice and professional concierge! Definitely a BIG PLUS and the point for me to recommend my friend to buy/rent this building. Again, huge appreciation to their help and support!
2. Well built quality of the entire property.

Bad :
1. Car wash – With a lot of car parking slots within the property (especially it is apartment based), as well as a lot of public space. It is disappointed to see there is no a single space for car washing. A BIG let down to be honest as it should be a facility that benefit all residence in the property but at the same time very easy to maintain and very cheap to build. It also frustrate the residence as people need to go somewhere else and pay for service which can be done by themselves and potentially a good family activity to boost the living experience.

2. EV charging – Just by observation, there are around 30% : 70% of EV-enabled parking slots compared to non-ev slots in the residence parking. There is also a lot of open charging poles in the public area as well. However, with the 70% residence with assigned non-ev slots, the property should allow those residence to free park in the public area IF (and ONLY IF) while they are PAID to charge their car. And they should move their car back to their assigned parking slot once the charge is finished or otherwise face a penalty . This is a much better utilisation of the installed public charging poles as well as to provide a better environment and experience for resident that is planning to/purchased a EV but with a non-ev assigned parking slot. I am sure by doing this, the value of the entire property will increase as this policy is really user oriented and do no harm to anyone, and will gain a lot of good review toward the management.

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Not every car park comes in EV charger
Water softener can NOT be installed
No place to wash the car AT ALL.

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

Will be great if have gas for cooking, also will be great if water softener can be installed (or should be centralise supplied to every apartments).
As said above, car wash facilities in the property and more flexible EV charging and parking policy.

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If I knew when I bought what I know now, I would have avoided buying at Hendon Waterside.

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Review Date Mar 2021

There is quite a lot of anti-social behavior in the area, lots of drug dealing, theft & crime. I see or hear about a car being broken into around three times a week which is unfortunate. I’ve witnessed a lot of drug dealing and often people doing drug in the children’s parks. There is a lot of litter on the development but that is down to the management company not being efficient.

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Unfortunately I wouldn’t rate Hendon Waterside highly. My flat is a good layout and space efficient but that is the end of the positives. From the outset Barratt lied while selling me my flat. After they had our money you could see that there was no longer any customer service, the after sales team had to be chased several times, you’d never receive an acknowledgement on your email. I have lived in the property almost two years and their are several faults, but again unless you contact and chase them five times you won’t get anything done about this. There have been lots of issues with gates/ access doors to access property building which is a huge safety factor meaning sometimes the gates and doors would not close so anyone could potentially enter the building. The property management are the poorest of them all, unfortunately first port are the worst property managers I have ever come across, considering the high service charge you really do not get what you pay for; the concierge who is employed by first port even complains about them.

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I think any questions you have about where you live ensure the sales team put it all in writing as we were verbally lied to so that they could get a quick sale. I’d also say you need lots of patience and expect to have to chase often in order to get a response from Barratt, aftersales, and the property management company first port.

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The building management are below average, unfortunately for the price you pay for service charge they are useless; I have enough examples that I could sit here a write all day.

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