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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Not the luxury development it makes out it is.

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Review Date May 2020

There are 100’s if not 1000’s of flats going up in Colindale due to regeneration but consequently the local services cannot cope including the tube station, doctors, roads etc. Colindale is conveniently located for the Tube and Brent Cross.

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Design of the buildings looks good, but corners are cut in the fittings of flats and parking is horribly managed by Napier Parking and the Managing Agents can be very awkward to deal with. They work there, but we live there and it is not really appreciated. We got out as soon as we could.

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How poorly managed the car parking system is; from the agents to Napier parking.

What is the best feature of your home:

The view across the RAF Museum and the size of windows used.

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Safe, clean mid-to-upmarket development with lackadaisical management

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Review Date May 2020

Recent development less than 10-minute walk from Colindale Tube station (Northern line) and right behind the police station. Area is lively but safe, plenty of pets and kids too, withing 15-minute walk of three supermarkets.

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Pros:
Safe and clean at all times, day or night
In-development minimarket, dry cleaner, two restaurants, a Japanese food market, and office centre.
Gym/pool/spa for residents.
People here are, by and large, pleasant, polite, and neighbourly.
Staff are always unfailingly courteous and helpful.
Development is dog-friendly.

Cons:
Management team are slow to respond to constant antisocial behaviour – drugs being consumed, bike stores being broken into, etc.

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The ridiculous amount of drugs consumed in the development!
While not dangerous, it is illegal and inconsiderate of children.

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Just the rent. Flat is excellent, landlord is nice. Rent isn’t even expensive for the area, it’s just a lot when viewed objectively.

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Good value for money

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Review Date Apr 2020

The fact i have lots of green area around.

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Overall flats are very modern. Electric microwave, wine rack, access to pool and gym is really great. Access to colindale station is quite convenient as its just 10 min walk. Unfortunately some of appliances at home doesn’t work as you would expect from that young building. In next 10 years these building will be crap.

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I wish i would know that these rooms are very dusty.

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

Building management always react quickly and they dont leave me with my problem alone.

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BP Colindale

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Review Date Apr 2020

All the things that you need are right next to you. Shops, pubs, tube and bus stations etc.

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Good facilities with very good property management and security on site. There could be potential problems within the Colindale area in the next few years due to mass building to provide homes for people. With the current facilities around i do not believe these can hold a rapid increase of population.

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Nothing. The experience here is really good so far

What is the best feature of your home:

Secure with good acoustic insulation. A small flat for professionals

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